The Steelers have a off today. Ben Roethlisberger returned to practice on Monday. Roethlisberger was moving around very well and was throwing a good deep ball His passes were precise and on target. He will be good to go for Sunday‚Äôs game.
Running back Willie Parker is not 100% but he will not wear a shoulder harness this week. Even though a 100 yard game against Cleveland isn‚Äôt that big of a deal, it seems to have given Parker a new brand of confidence. Parker had one of his rare 100 yard games this season against San Diego.
It was speculated that Ryan Clark would be out for another week but no worries Clark returned to practice on Monday and will start on Sunday unless he suffers a setback.
There are a few Steelers who will be Restricted free agents following the season that need to have a strong playoff run to guarantee a return to the Steelers. Among them is guard Chris Kemoeatu. Kemoeatu has been very inconsistent and to improve your offensive line, you have to rid of the some people. Sources indicate the Steelers may just let him walk.
Baltimore Ravens coach Jon Harbaugh told the Baltimore Sun that the associated press made a mistake with James Harrison winning defensive player of the year. Harbaugh said Ed Reed deserved the award.
The Steelers top priority in the off-season will
Locking up tight end Heath Miller. The Steelers are expected to let Bryant McFadden walk. Drew Rosenhaus, McFadden‚Äôs believes he can get McFadden more than Ike Taylor signed for ( 5yrs ‚Äì 22.7 million)on the open market.
The Steelers have not closed the door on re-signing Max Starks. Kevin Colbert really likes him.
The Steelers have had 2008 3rd round pick Bruce Davis on a strict weight training regiment. Spring drills will be where the Steelers will find out where Davis development is. The Steelers see him as a pass rushing specialist but he lacked the strength in camp to match up against NFL offensive linemen. The Steelers do like his potential but it is kind of concerning that he wasn‚Äôt able to make a name for himself on special teams.
More to come