Steelers part ways with key veterans due to emergence of young players

 

Steelers may have their most talented team this decade With the season opener on Thursday, Sept. 10, the Pittsburgh Steelers informed 22 players on Friday that they will be placed on waivers this weekend. The Steelers had some difficult decisions to make which shows how talented and deep this team is. From 2009 first round pick Ziggy Hood to 2009 7th round pick David Johnson, a number of rookies and 2nd year players, could play a key role for the Steelers this season. Eight rookies have made the team, including 7 draft picks. Johnson will be the Steelers #3 tight end as the team will place TE Sean McHugh on injured reserve this week. Johnson will have a role on special teams and gets reps as a blocking back in certain running situations. Among the key veterans that were cut; FB Carey Davis, CB Anthony Madison and 2nd year playerRead More »

Steelers vs Cardinals: What to watch For

 

Photo: David Hague – Inside Pittsburgh Sports As the Steelers suit up for their first preseason game Thursday night, all eyes will be on 2008 1st round pick Rashard Mendenhall. Mendenhall who only appeared in four games last season, will get the bulk of carries during the 1st half as Willie Parker may sit out (back spasms) or only play a series or two.

Week 15 Mike Tomlin Press Conference

 

News and Notes Ravens average 34 minutes in time of possession. Le Ron McClain has become the Ravens go to guy and he‚Äôs a big bruising back. Tomlin believes McClain is going to cause the Steelers some problems and they will need to be ready for him. In the passing game the Ravens have been more explosive than the Steelers have been in the past 3-4 weeks. Wide Receiver Mark Clayton has become Joe Flacco‚Äôs deep threat. On defense Tomlin praised the play of Jarret Johnson. Injuries: Steelers are very healthy going into this game. Carey Davis has a calf strain. It is unlikely that he will practice tomorrow. DE Brett Keisel may practice later in the week. He is improving. Marvel Smith remains status quo Tomlin liked what he say from Bryant McFadden who played in his first game in nearly 6 weeks. Tomlin also spoke very highly aboutRead More »