First call: Twain Hoskins family releases first statement; Melvin Ingram visits AFC team; Son of Steelers All-Pro in draft

On Wednesday’s “first call”, several services were planned in memory of the recently deceased Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Twain Hoskins.

Former Steeler Melvin Ingram has been around the free agent. Steelers Pro Bowler’s son enters NFL draft as his father’s old team needs him.

We are reminded of a busy night in the metropolitan section of the NHL.


The family speaks

Family members of Twain Hoskins have released their first public statement since the Steelers quarterback was killed in a car crash over the weekend, and they have released plans for several memorial services.

Through WUSA-TV, family, coaches, teammates and childhood friends will attend the funeral on April 23 at Christ Church in New Jersey from noon to 3 p.m. It was there that Hoskins was born and raised in high school.

The next day at 7pm, Hoskins’ memory will be honored at the Bulls School in Botomack, MD, where he studied at Hoskins High School, MD.

WUSA also said the date and time of the Steelers’ funeral would be determined. The station said Hoskins’ family had told the group they would not attend the service.

“We have a lot of love for our son since the news of our loss,” Huskin’s parents Tamara and Twain Hoskins Sr. told WUSA. “Anyone who knows Twain knows that he worked so hard to achieve such a high level of success at such a young age. He was touched by so many on the journey that he was a great athlete, and we are grateful to all of them. This pain is unimaginable and we appreciate all those who share in our grief.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Hoskins attempted to cross the west lane of Interstate 595 early Saturday morning while there was oncoming traffic. He died at the scene when the tipper truck collided. Hoskins was 24 years old.


The next generation

For Steelers fans of the 1990s, get ready to feel old.

Son of Cornell Lake could be formed later this month.

Like his father, Quentin Lake was a defensive player who played at UCLA. On Tuesday he told the NFL Network that he had taken a lot of tips from his father, who was an all-decade player in the 1990s.

“He’s the best,” Quentin Lake said of his father. “Over my years, he has definitely helped improve my game. Let me tell you the nuances of football. That’s the big thing. Having such a father-figure, having someone who did it, is a good proof to go back and understand the game. That was very important. He has also been criticized for playing on the field and playing games. What to look for when crimes are lined up. What is their favorite creation? What crimes are going to strike? ”

Locke’s father was selected by the Steelers in the second round of the 1989 draft and was a four-time first-team All-Pro.

As his father possessed, Lake is believed to have exceptional versatility and brilliance, but perhaps no elite athleticism.

Through NFL.com, draft analyst Lance Searleen said, “Lake is not a fast or high athlete, and he has limits to his ceiling, but he has high football IQ and impressive ball skills. He sees the field well and it helps him get where he needs to go. He is not an enforcer near the edge of the fight, but copes with good strength and technique to get the job done.He was a monster as a newcomer to special teams and will repeat that role as a backup in the league.

Most draftsmen have a third day chance of the lake. NFL.com has labeled him an “average backup or special team player”.

But the Steelers needed depth of protection, and senior Lake Mike Tomlin coached the staff. So they can get the chance to be the legendary son of a team.


Melvin to Miami?

Former Steeler Melvin Ingram may own a new home at AFC.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero announced Tuesday the free-agent pass rusher visit to the Miami Dolphins.

Nine years after the chargers, Ingram signed in Pittsburgh before the start of 2021. He lasted only six games with the Steelers before seeking trade due to issues with the number of his photos.

The Steelers took him to Kansas City, where he compiled a sack and five QB hits in nine regular season games with the Ingram leaders. In the playoffs, he had a total of two sacks and three QB wins.


Tuesday

The Penguins’ 5-4 shootout defeat against the New York Islanders was one of three games with potential playoff teams in the metropolitan area.

Division lead Carolina Hurricanes extended her boundary to second-placed New York Rangers with a 4-2 victory at Madison Square Garden. Former Penguin Jordan Stall scored a goal for Cannes. This is his 14th season and the sixth in the last four games.

Meanwhile, the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 9-2. Another former penguin was involved in that win, with Connor Shiary scoring his 17th goal of the year.

It’s four consecutive wins for Washington and seven defeats in nine attempts for the Flyers.

So, if you look at it all, as of Wednesday morning, the first four places in the metro section are like this.

1. Hurricane: 104 points

2. Rangers: 100 points

3. Penguins: 95 points

4. Capitals: 92 points

The Rangers are the only team in the squad scheduled to play Wednesday night. They are in Philadelphia.

Tim Pence is a Tribune-Review employee writer. You can contact Tim at tbenz@triblive.com or via Twitter. All tweets can be reposted. All emails are subject to publication unless otherwise noted.

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