Help at safety is on the way to Pittsburgh.
Former Packers safety Morgan Burnett agreed to terms on a three-year contract worth nearly $14.5 million with the Steelers after visiting the team Tuesday, NFL Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
The Steelers, who recently signed linebacker Jon Bostic to a two-year deal, have been hunting for help at safety since releasing veteran Mike Mitchell last week. Burnett could be just the boost Pittsburgh’s lagging defense needs, and many Steelers players have already chimed in to express their excitement.
“Let him pitch,” Hurdle said. “Let him show you who he is and what he is. Don’t need to write the end of the story now.”
The Reds have similar hopes for Mahle (1-1), who limited the Cubs to one hit in six innings in his 2018 debut. Mahle’s second start was rockier. He needed 29 pitches to get out of a first-inning jam and maneuvered in and out of trouble until the fifth. Josh Harrison singled, and Polanco followed with his home run. Starling Marte doubled and scored on Josh Bell’s single before Dickerson connected.
“I think he deserves the conversation,” Gore said. “He’s been good for us.”
The Pistons are 151-176 under Van Gundy as their coach and president of basketball operations. His 2015-16 team was swept in the first round of the playoffs.
Detroit (38-43) will finish the season Wednesday night at Chicago, failing to earn a spot in the postseason for the third time in Van Gundy’s four years.
Injuries were a big problem. Blake Griffin, Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson were in the lineup together for only four games.
“We probably need a few more games with them playing on the same team if we’re going to be good,” Van Gundy said. “Still have to own the 38 wins right now. You can’t run from that.”
Gores isn’t necessarily against allowing Van Gundy to lead both the front office and the bench.
“I see value in the front office and the court being connected,” he said.