4th December 2023

Steelers followers are going to see a well-known identify on the again of the black and yellow on Sundays.

That will be Joey Porter Jr., the son of Steelers legend Joey Porter. And though he was considered a possible first-round decide, he ended up dropping all the way down to the second. The Steelers, whom it was thought had been buying and selling out of the No. 32 general decide, chosen Porter to start out the second spherical.

Porter’s aid was evident when Omar Khan was on the cellphone and started with, “Hey dude. You bought me?”

“I knew the world code 412 and I used to be like ‘ain’t no one else calling me presently,'” Porter mentioned. “So I used to be like oh yeah this that cellphone name so I used to be excited.” Porter was all smiles as he defined issues.

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Porter Sr.’s preliminary response was much more enthusiastic than his son’s.

After a loud “LET’S GO” Porter obtained on the cellphone to speak to the group he is aware of so nicely. “Man you already know what you gettin’ man. You gettin’ a pissed-off man. So he able to work.”

Porter took a success in draft evaluations due to some grabbiness at Penn State, however his upside was inconceivable for groups to in the end ignore. Though Porter undoubtedly wasn’t drafted for his pedigree with the Steelers, he could not have ended up in a greater spot.

Porter will put on No. 24, the identical as his dad’s former teammate Ike Taylor. 

“Joey Porter Sr., was like, ‘He will put on that two 4 in honor of Uncle Ike.’ I used to be like, ‘Oh, hell yeah,'” Taylor mentioned of the quantity, per PFT. “Once I noticed that this morning within the group textual content, I used to be like, that is fairly rattling cool.”

Count on to see lots of 24s and 55s within the crowd at Acrisure Stadium. It is a household affair in Pittsburgh now.

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