BREAKING: Pittsburgh Steelers to Sign QB Russell Wilson – AFC North Tracker


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MARCH 10 WILSON SIGNING WITH PITTSBURGH Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson has been told by his team that he is out the door. Many teams in need of a franchise signal-caller are showing interest, and that includes the Baltimore Ravens’ AFC North rival Pittsburgh Steelers.

Wilson met with the Steelers on Friday and per Josina Anderson, the visit went “great” and he reportedly spoke with offensive coordinator Arthur Smith for hours.

On Sunday night, per Adam Schefter, the two sides agreed to terms for a one-year deal that’s team-friendly. The Broncos will reportedly pay $38 million of his salary.

Wilson joins an AFC North division that already includes elite quarterbacks in Lamar Jackson, Joe Burrow and Deshaun Watson.

MARCH 8 BENGALS TAG TEE The Cincinnati Bengals placed the franchise tag on wideout Tee Higgins, extending the time the team can negotiate a long-term deal with the Clemson product.

If they can’t reach an agreement, Higgins will play next season on the tag for a guaranteed $21.8 million.

Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin told Bengals Wire, “We want him on the roster. As soon as we got the salary cap numbers, there was no point lingering on this.”

Head coach Zac Taylor said the team wasn’t going to let Higgins get away.

“He’s one of the top receivers in this league, and we don’t want that just walking out of the building. So when you’ve got an opportunity to put a tag on him and keep him in the building and let him play at least another season for us, I think that’s critical,” Taylor said.

MARCH 2 XAVIER WORTHY IMPRESSES DECOSTA Texas Longhorns wideout Xavier Worthy set a new 40-yard dash time at the NFL Combine on Saturday, and Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta was on hand to witness it live.

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