PIRATES TO BOLSTER BULLPEN?
PHILADELPHIA 24 – PITTSBURGH 23 The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped their first preseason game, losing to the Philadelphia Eagles 24-23 on Thursday night. Eagles kicker Alex Henery kicked a 51-yard field goal with 12 seconds left to lift the Eagles to victory. The Steelers controlled the play and game early on, leading 13-0 at the half but the Eagles connected on touchdown passes of 70 and 44 yards in the second half, en route to a 24 point second half. For the Steelers, Emmanuel Sanders had a 2 yard touchdown reception from Byron Leftiwch in the second quarter and Chris Rainey had a 57 yard reception in the third quarter. Shaun Suisham hit field goals of 46 and 31 yards, and Danny Hrapmann kicked a 43 yard field goal with a 1:57 left in the 4th quarter to give the Steelers a 23-21 lead. 1st Team Offense Ben Roethlisberger and the firstRead More »
Latest on Crosby According to GM Ray Shero, Sidney Crosby will join the team for gameday skates but has not been cleared for practices. There is a big difference between gameday skates and practices. However, it’s still another big step in the right direction. With five games remaining in the regular season, the Penguins do not expect Crosby to return in the regular season. Shero said during today’s media session that the team has no expectations that Crosby will return in the regular season. Crosby returning in the regular season has often been seen as a longshot since his accelerated progression over the past week. There is no timetable from the team yet and based on Shero’s demenor, the team is remaining very cautious. The plan according to the team is for Crosby to skate in game-day skates but not full practices between game skates. He is not cleared forRead More »