NFL: Steelers officially sign Najeh Davenport

 

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed running back Najeh Davinport. Davenport who was released in June after the Steelers additions of 1st round pick Rashard Mendenhall and Mewelde Moore, will be counted on until Willie Parker returns to action. Davenport failed to land another job and there was minimal interest in Davenport around the league. Mike Tomlin indicated today at his press conference that the team will sign two running backs. The Steelers have had discussions with others but there has been no confirmation that the Steelers are bringing in another back for a workout. Running back Gary Russell is currently on the practice squad

Mike Tomlin Press Conference Week 5

 

Week 5 PC Notes Steelers still exploring candidates when it comes to running backs. Tomlin would not mention any names but said the Steelers will sign two running backs by the end of the day. Najeh Davenport is expected to sign this afternoon according to Ed Bouchette. Injuries Out Mendenhall – Shoulder fracture – to have surgery relatively quickly Brett Keisel – Calf Casey Hampton – groin Willie Parker – knee sprain Carey Davis – questionable –Tomlin said Davis felt a lot better today Andre Frazier expected to play.

Steelers survive in OT; Beat Ravens 23-20

 

The Pittsburgh Steelers were awful in the first half. Everything that could have went wrong for the Steelers in the first half did go wrong. The Ravens were the more physical team and were beating the Steelers in every category. Despite numerous injuries Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers rebounded in the 2nd half scoring 20 points (including OT) to survive a scare from Baltimore Ravens and improve to 3-1 on the season. Post-Game Quick Hits In the first half the Steelers were in disarray. The Ravens had them confused and Roethlisberger wasn‚Äôt making smart decisions. The turning point of the game was the Steelers running the no huddle and Jarret Johnson’s personal foul penalty in the third quarter that jump started the Steelers comeback. Roethlisberger adjusted in the second half making quick decisions to off-set the Ravens blitz

Changes could be coming: Crucial game for Arians

 

Coming into week 4 the Steelers were ranked 30th in the league for plays of 20+ yards. The Steelers have only 5 plays of 20+ yards, the same number the lowly Kansas City Chiefs had going into week 4. A offense that fields dynamic players such as Ben Roethlisberger, Willie Parker and Santonio Holmes should never be mentioned in the same breath of the Kansas City Chiefs.

NFL Week 4 Preview and Picks

 

A quick look at the slate of games upcoming in Week 4 of the NFL: Cleveland at Cincinnati 1:00pm – The Battle of Ohio has lost its luster with both teams coming in winless. Cleveland’s vaunted offense has accounted for 26 points in three games and Cincinnati is not much better with 40 points, 23 coming last week. Tim – Cincinnati <> Depaoli -Cleveland Houston at Jacksonville 1:00pm – The Jaguars might have saved their season with their comeback victory in Indianapolis last week. Houston has yet to limit an opponent to less than 30 points. Tim – Jacksonville <> Depaoli -Jacksonville Atlanta at Carolina 1:00pm – Carolina’s supposed strong backfield is averaging just over 100 yards per game while Atlanta’s stable of backs is #1 in the league averaging 203 yards per game. Tim – Carolina <> Depaoli -Carolina Denver at Kansas City 1:00pm – Denver scores at willRead More »

Steelers – Ravens Quick Hits

 

Baltimore Ravens starting cornerback Samari Rolle has been ruled out for Monday night’s game because of shoulder and neck injuries. The Ravens secondary is banged up with safety Dawan Landry expected to miss Monday night’s game. The Steelers will look to attack the Ravens secondary to the outside. Ravens running back Willis McGahee has been upgraded to probable. McGahee has been suffering from a swollen eye.

NFL: Mendenhall’s text msg reaches Ravens players?

 

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Rashard Mendenhall recently texted Ravens running back Ray Rice indicating he‚Äôs going to have a big game Monday night against statistically the league‚Äôs #1 defense. Rice a friend of Mendenhall quickly distributed the text message to his teammates. Bart Scott reacting to Mendenhall‚Äôs text message tells the media ‚ÄúHe said later that he was just joking, but it’s too late. Thanks for the bulletin-board material, rookie.” The Ravens haven’t allowed a 100-yard rusher in 21 straight games ESPN