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Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was fined $25 Cheap Chukwuma Okorafor Jersey ,000 for criticizing the officiating, and the NFL Referees’ Association is happy about that.“Are we glad to see the league take a response like that? Yeah. But we’re not saying, ‘Hey, we never make a mistake.’ We make mistakes. [If] you want to point out our mistakes, that’s understandable Chris Boswell Jersey ,” Green said.Tomlin called the quality of officiating a 鈥渏oke鈥?after Sunday鈥檚 win over the Falcons.鈥淲e鈥檝e got to get better as a National Football League,鈥?Tomlin said . 鈥淢an, these penalties are costing people games and jobs. We鈥檝e got to get them correct. And so I鈥檓 pissed about it, to be quite honest with you. But that鈥檚 all I鈥檓 going to say on it.鈥滻t’s hard to fine much to disagree with in Tomlin’s statements. A lot of other coaches are probably glad he said it. Eli Rogers was not the only player on the roster eligible to return to practice last week after an extended absence due to injury. Placed on injured reserve at the start of the season, Olasunkanmi Adeniyi could also have resumed training with his teammates after Week 6, but much like Rogers , it seems the coaching staff still has yet to decide what they intend doing with him this season.[img][/img]
Speaking to Chris Adamski of TribLive earlier in the week, the rookie linebacker confirmed he was completely healthy and eager to resume training.Even if he had no idea when that might happen.Although the Steelers have surprisingly only been carrying three outside linebackers on the active roster this season, the unit has stayed relatively healthy so far. The defense was second in the league in sacks prior to Week 7, with 10 having come from their current trio of edge defenders. However, those who saw Adeniyi play in preseason will have been intrigued by his potential as a pass rusher and his contribution during the second half of the season could yet prove to be invaluable. As per league rules that govern players who return from injured reserve, even though the young rookie is eligible to resume practice Alejandro Villanueva Jersey , he cannot play in a game until after Week 9. Adding him to the roster would also require the release of another name on the 53-man roster.While he has no idea when or even if he will be given a chance to play in 2018, he feels he is ready to go whenever it happens.Much like with Rogers, it is possible the coaching staff is holding Adeniyi in reserve until another player on the roster is injured sufficiently enough to warrant adding them to IR, but his status will be worth keeping an eye on in the coming weeks.
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