Deflated football found in Steelers-Eagles game

REPORT: NFL Investigating Deflated Football Pittsburgh Steelers Used Thursday Night vs. Eagles

According to Howard Eskin of WIP, the Pittsburgh Steelers were discovered to be in possession of an underinflated football in their preseason opener at Philadelphia.

NFL vice president of football communications Michael Signora released a statement Friday morning suggesting the incident simply was an equipment issue and that the Steelers likely won't be facing any months-long investigation. The ball was found during the third quarter when Steelers third-round rookie quarterback Mason Rudolph at the helm.

"All footballs were in compliance with NFL rules following the pregame inspection process & all proper procedures were followed", the statement read, as tweeted by NFL Media's Ian Rapoport.

"I was three yards away from it", Eskin-the Eagles' radio sideline reporter on 94WIP-said of the deflated football that ended up out of bounds.

Still, since this marks the first time that Philadelphia enters a new season as defending Super Bowl champions, fans were excited to see how the team would look against a playoff-caliber team like Pittsburgh, even if most of the players were the backups, one of which was Nate Sudfeld.

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