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Steelers’ Antonio Brown wants to incorporate linemen into TD celebrations

PITTSBURGH –? Steelers?receiver? Antonio Brown gives a three-pump approval of the NFL’s touchdown-celebration rule changes. The league voted this week to permit celebrating with teammates in the end zone or using the football as a prop. Brown, who was flagged three times last year for his post-touchdown moves, is imagining the possibilities. “It’s amazing,” Brown said. “I’m sure the guys are looking forward to it, the O-line, some of the guys who don’t get to celebrate with the guys who are getting in the end zone. I think it will be fun.” Brown plans to incorporate several of his offensive linemen in his celebrations, pointing out he’s never danced with his Pro Bowl center, Maurkice Pouncey. Linemen typically walk off the field after a long scoring drive, but “we’ll give them another reason to be on the field,” Brown said. The league still prohibits sexually suggestive celebrations. Brown earned two of his flags for…

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Brock Osweiler feels welcomed by Browns, believes he can start at QB

BEREA, Ohio — Brock Osweiler remains convinced he is a starting quarterback in the NFL. “Absolutely,” Osweiler said Wednesday in his first interview since being traded March 10 from the Houston Texans to the Cleveland Browns. To those who doubt, Osweiler was direct: “I think the proof is in the film for the past two years.” But if anyone might question that the film does not contain that proof, “It’s OK,” he said.? The comments carry bravado, but Osweiler spoke more with confidence than cockiness. He simply tried to convey he was not shaken by the Texans’ trading him one year after he signed a four-year, $72 million contract. “There was a coach that I played for in college, and he told me, only worry about the things that you can control,” Osweiler said. “So from the time of the trade, that’s all I’ve done. I couldn’t be any more excited to be here. From the day I arrived, you couldn’t have been welcomed in a better…

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