Foster asks ex-Steelers to ‘chill’
Doesn’t like criticism of current players
Pittsburgh Steelers guard Ramon Foster is asking his ex-teammates to stop the criticism of current Steelers players.
The Steelers went through a tumultuous 2018 season with the holdout of running back Le’Veon Bell and growing tensions between quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and All-Pro wideout Antonio Brown.
And even with Bell and Brown gone from Pittsburgh, dissension has continued, with Brown and other former players sharing their criticism of the team on social media. Roethlisberger and wideout Juju SmithSchuster have been among the targets.
Foster, apparently, has had enough.
“Moving forward...any former player or affiliate of the Steelers who has an issue with anyone still in the locker room, please contact me or Maurkice Pouncey or anyone else you feel you can talk to,” Foster wrote on Twitter. “Whoever you have an issue with, we will get you their number so you can address them. I PROMISE. These media takes might give y’all good traffic on your social media outlets but the guys still in that locker room, who y’all still know personally have to answer for those comments. Call them what you want, but call them personally and tell THEM. Defend who you want to defend but you don’t have to mention the team at all.
“Whether you have a ring or played for one year...ENOUGH... CHILL. Most players at one point in their life want to take their kids back to the place where they once played, don’t burn too many bridges.”
Foster and Pouncey are longtime Steelers, with a combined 18 seasons on the offensive line in Pittsburgh.
Bell is now with the New York Jets and the Steelers sent Brown to the Oakland Raiders in a trade.
Murray visits with Giants
Oklahoma quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray had a pre-draft visit with the New York Giants on Thursday and will reportedly head to an NFC East rival next.
Multiple outlets reported the Giants visit, and Murray posted a photo on social media of the outside of the team’s facility. The MMQB reported Murray also will visit the Washington Redskins next week.
By most accounts, Murray remains the favorite to go first overall to the Arizona Cardinals, where the man who recruited him out of high school – Kliff Kingsbury – is the new head coach.
The Giants (picking sixth and 17th overall) and the Redskins (15th) are both expected to consider quarterbacks in the first round, with New York seeking a successor for Eli Manning and Washington looking for an answer with Alex Smith’s future clouded by a serious leg injury sustained last season.
The Giants have already brought in other top quarterback prospects Dwayne Haskins, Drew Lock and Daniel Jones for visits, along with Will Grier, whom most have pegged as a second-tier prospect.
Washington has visited with Haskins, Lock and Jones, along with mid-round prospects Jarrett Stidham and Clayton Thorson.