Latest Steelers Buzz
Redman signed to practice squad; Harris claimed by Carolina
Running back Isaac Redman cleared waivers and has been signed to the Steelers practice squad. Among the others signed to the practice squad; center A.Q. Shipley, running back Justin Vincent, LB Donovan Woods, DT Steve McLendon, TE Dezmond Sherrod, WR Tyler Grisham.
The Steelers were set to sign rookie DT Ra’Shon Harris to their practice squad but the team learned this afternoon that Harris was claimed by the Carolina Panthers.
Logan to wear #11
Kick returner Stefan Logan will wear #11 for the Steelers. Logan wore #41 during the pre-season. Cornerback Joe Burnett has also switched numbers. Burnett will wear #27.
Steelers name team captains
The Pittsburgh Steelers announced their team captains this afternoon. On offense quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and wide receiver Hines Ward were named captains.
On defense James Harrison was named captain. James Farrior joins Harrison as a defensive co-captain and on special teams kicker Jeff Reed and Linebacker Keyaron Fox were named captains.
Timmons misses practice
Starting inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons did not practice this afternoon. Timmons is questionable for Thursday’s opener. Donovan Woods (hamstring) also missed practice along with Hines Ward who was given a day off.
Washington’s status up in the air
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Nate Washington remains sidelined with a pulled hamstring. Washington is currently questionable for Thursday’s opener. Rookie wide out Kenny Britt has replaced Washington in the starting lineup.