News and Notes

  • Highlights of Mike Tomlins Press Conference:
  • The starters are expected to play for about a quarter.
  • Ryan Clark will start at free safety
  • Deshea will start at cornerback
  • Najeh Davinport will be the feature back in place of Willie Parker. Expect Kevan Barlow and Gary Russell to get a heavy workload.
  • Lamar Woodley will start at left outside linebacker. He is expected to play for most of the 1st half and maybe beyond.
  • Pirates Rumors
  • Jack Wilson will not be a Detroit Tiger until David Littlefield comes to his senses and accepts the prospects that are being offered. (Brent Clevlen and Jair Jurrjens)
  • Penguins News
  • Talks are ongoing about the potential outdoor game and all avenues have been discussed including the Penguins hosting the outdoor game at PNC Park. A source has told me a announcement is expected to be made in the next couple weeks and at this moment it appears the game will be held at Ralph Wilson Stadium on New Years Day. If all goes well the Penguins want to be guaranteed that they will have the option to host the game in January-February 09.
  • Check back later, there’s a few Penguin rumors swirling around.

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