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Steelers and Trubisky parting ways; Brady nears stake in Raiders

- Field Level Media

The Pittsburgh Steelers and quarterbac­k Mitch Trubisky agreed to part ways Monday. Trubisky had two years left on a three-year, $19.4 million contract he signed last May.

Trubisky joined Pittsburgh as a free agent in 2022, the same year the club selected quarterbac­k Kenny Pickett in the first round of the draft. Trubisky began that season as the starter but soon gave way to Pickett.

While Pickett dealt with injury and regression in 2023, Trubisky made two starts before the Steelers eventually turned to Mason Rudolph, who helped guide them to a wild-card berth.

The Steelers also parted ways with punter Pressley Harvin III and offensive lineman Chukwuma Okorafor.

Brady getting stake in Raiders: Tom Brady’s purchase of a minority share of the Las Vegas Raiders is on target to be approved by the NFL at the league’s annual meetings in March, a person with knowledge of the situation told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

A spokesman for the NFL said the “matter remains under review,” but the NFL finance committee is expected to review the details of Brady’s purchase in early March.

If everything goes as planned, it will go to the NFL for final approval, most likely at the league’s annual owners meetings in Orlando, which will be March 24-27.

Brady’s plans to purchase what Sportico reported as a 10 percent stake in the Raiders have been in the works for more than a year. They hit a snag when owners balked at the original selling price that Raiders owner Mark Davis was asking for, but it appears those concerns have been alleviated.

Brady is partnering with Knighthead Capital cofounder Tom Wagner on the purchase. Brady and Wagner have co-invested in a handful of sports ventures, including the English Football League’s Birmingham City club.

The Raiders’ most recent valuation was $5.8 billion. If Davis sells 10 percent of the franchise to Brady, the former NFL star quarterbac­k and his partner would be paying $580 million.


Commanders: Washington hired former New York Giants offensive line coach Bobby Johnson for the same role, NFL Network reported. The Giants fired Johnson, 50, at the end of the 2023 regular season, when the offensive line allowed 85 sacks, the second most in NFL history since the league tracked the statistic. The Giants replaced Johnson with former Las Vegas Raiders OL coach Carmen Bricillo on Jan. 11.

Saints: The team reached agreement with San Francisco passing game specialist Klint Kubiak to be New Orleans’ offensive coordinato­r, NFL Network reported. The deal could not be announced until the 49ers’ season was over.

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