Steelers notebook from Wednesday’s OTA

 

By Mike Bires Ben Roethlisberger’s health is always a big issue, even when he tweaks his knee at a voluntary off-season practice. Such was the case Wednesday when the star quarterback limped off the field at the Steelers’ indoor practice facility. After he was examined by a trainer, Roethlisberger watched the rest of practice. The injury wasn’t serious enough for trainers to wrap his knee. But “Big Ben” was limping as he left the field and headed into the locker room. Roethlisberger refused to speak to the media after practice. Likewise for coach Mike Tomlin, who has yet to meet with reporters after any of the organized team activities held so far. Although this injury isn’t believed to be serious, Roethlisberger will likely miss Thursday’s OTA. *** Speaking of Roethlisberger, he is scheduled to play June 12 in the Golf Digest U.S. Open Challenge at the Black Course at BethpageRead More »

Steelers notebook from Thursday’s OTA

 

By Mike Bires Mendenhall impressive in OTA’s If there’s been one player who’s stood out most so far at the halfway point of OTAs, it might be Rashard Mendenhall. It’s only “football in shorts” as coach Mike Tomlin calls off-season workouts. Still, Mendenhall has been impressive in the first seven of 14 allowed organized team activity workouts. The running back taken in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft seems fully recovered from a broken shoulder that ended his rookie season in a Week 4 win against the Baltimore Ravens. “I feel good. My shoulder feels normal,” he said. “It’s great to be out here taking handoffs, running routes and being part of this offense.” Big things were expected after the Steelers took Mendenhall, who turned pro after his junior year at Illinois, with the 23rd overall pick of the draft. He was expected to team with scatback WillieRead More »