Steelers notebook: Heinz Field not in play for Bills-Jets
Five games will be played at Heinz Field this weekend, so what’s one more?
Apparently, one too many.
The NFL reportedly considered moving the Buffalo Bills’ game against the N.Y. Jets to Heinz Field because of the more than 4 feet of snow that inundated western New York.
Instead, the NFL decided to move the game to 7 p.m. Monday at Detroit’s Ford Field.
Heinz Field is set to host four high school title games Friday and Pitt’s final home game Saturday against Syracuse.
Officials have scheduled the Heinz Field turf to be resodded immediately after the 3:30 p.m. Pitt game. With the surface needing time to set, that took Pittsburgh out of consideration.
The NFL decided Thursday not to play the Bills-Jets game Sunday in Buffalo.
“Due to public safety concerns in light of the ongoing weather emergency in western New York, Sunday’s Jets-Bills game will not be played in Buffalo,” the league announced in a prepared statement.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said playing the game in Buffalo would be “impractical” because of safety concerns.
Blount to Patriots
It didn’t take long for LeGarrette Blount to find work.
Blount signed with the New England Patriots on Thursday, a day after the former Steelers running back cleared waivers following his release Tuesday.
Blount left the field with a minute remaining and the Steelers closing out a 27-24 win over Tennessee on Monday.
Blount played for the Patriots in 2013 but signed with the Steelers during the offseason.
But Blount’s opportunities were limited, especially during the past two weeks when he played only seven snaps.