Current, former Giants react to passing of Steelers' Dan Rooney

Steelers owner Rooney passes away at 84

Pittsburgh football will honor Dan Rooney at their spring game on Saturday.

Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver John Stallworth, left talks with Pittsburgh Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney before the NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 in Pittsburgh.

Cleveland Browns majority owner Jimmy Haslam and his wife Dee released a heartfelt, respectful statement honoring the passing of Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney.

Under Rooney's leadership he oversaw six NFL Championships.

It's not a stretch to suggest Vance Joseph is the Denver Broncos' head coach because of Dan Rooney. Game 2 will also take place Friday night in Pittsburgh at PPG Paints Area.

The entire Giants Wire staff extends their condolences to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Rooney family. He was the US Ambassador to Ireland and once held court with the Pope. Few have meant more to the team, the city, or the league over the last 50 years. He was largely influential in the 1974 draft class, considered by many to be one of the greatest draft classes in league history. "I feel blessed to have known him, and our prayers and thoughts are with his wonderful family".

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