Known Steelers contract terms for Melvin Ingram; Seattle prediction on the Penguins’ choice of expansion for Kraken – .

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Known Steelers contract terms for Melvin Ingram; Seattle prediction on the Penguins’ choice of expansion for Kraken – .


Tuesday’s “First Call” gives us the numbers behind Melvin Ingram’s new contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Pitt’s chances of winning the ACC football conference have been published. We found a prediction from Seattle that the Penguins player will go to the Kraken via the expansion draft. Plus, a Steelers preseason game goes national.


Do you have a calculator?

The terms are known upon signing Melvin Ingram.

The Steelers signed the former Los Angeles Chargers running back on Monday afternoon. It will cost $ 4 million for a season according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com. Steelers cornerback Joe Haden seems happy with the news.

The Steelers had about $ 12.7 million in cap space for the week. Keep in mind that a corresponding list move will be required to free up a slot for Ingram.

Additionally, the franchise is expected to try to find an extension for outside linebacker TJ Watt. The team must also sign rookie offensive lineman Kendrick Green.

Whatever overhead space the team chooses to use, it could always be well spent deep down the offensive line or cornerback.


TV tuning

The Steelers’ August 21 preseason game against the Detroit Lions will air on the NFL network next month.

It was part of a league announcement that was setting up a 23-game preseason schedule on the network. The Steelers and Lions will kick off from Heinz Field at 7:30 p.m. This will be the third game of a quadruple header on the net.

Additionally, the Hall of Fame game against the Dallas Cowboys will be broadcast nationally on FOX.

The Steelers-Lions game can also be seen on KDKA-TV, as can the pre-road games against the Philadelphia Eagles (August 12) and Carolina Panthers (August 27).


Who is the favorite for second place?

The betting odds are open for college football fans who may wish to bet on the winner of the ACC conference.

Believe it or not, you are allowed to bet on anyone other than Clemson. Go figure! Here are the numbers from college football writer Brett McMurphy via SuperBook Sports.

And, yes, the Tigers are the favorites again with North Carolina, Miami and Virginia Tech ahead of Pitt.

May I add that as a Syracuse graduate I looked at those odds and the first thing that came to my mind was, “Even at 500-1 I still think they’re generous. “


Tanev time

Many of us have expressed our opinion on who we want to see the Seattle Kraken removed from the list of Unprotected Penguins.

Or, more precisely, who we prefer they leave alone.

Most often from Penguins fans, that response appears to be forward Brandon Tanev. And the hope is they’ll snatch Jason Zucker and his expensive $ 5.5 million contract instead.

Initially, Zucker was the target of Seattle Times reporter Geoff Baker. But now he says he’s going with Tanev, largely because he’s about $ 2 million cheaper.

“Go cheaper than Jason Zucker’s original choice, albeit longer and take Tanev, 29, for his speed, aggressiveness and disadvantages,” writes Baker.

Count me among those who encourage Baker to regret having changed his mind. I want to see Tanev stay in Pittsburgh.

The official Kraken roster announcement will be released on Wednesday evening.

p style = »font-style: italic; »> Tim Benz is an editor for Tribune-Review. You can contact Tim at [email protected] or via Twitter. All tweets could be reposted. All emails are subject to publication, unless otherwise specified.



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