NFL: Steelers’ Holmes faces drug charge after traffic stop

 

Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Santonio Holmes will be charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession after a traffic stop in which police smelled a marijuana odor and found marijuana filled cigars in his car. According to the Associated Press, Holmes acknowledged having marijuana when stopped and pointed out the blunts to officers. Holmes was stopped about 4 p.m. near the intersection of Centre Avenue and Mario Lemieux. Officers were searching for a black SUV with out of state plates believed to be carrying a large amount of narcotics, which fits the description of Holmes vechicle but Holmes was not the vehicle they were seeking. Source: Associated Press

Washington to play elsewhere in 09? Law on Steelers radar?

 

Nate Washington entering the final year of his contract has 8 catches for 151 yards and two touchdowns in the past two games. Washington has responded to Mike Tomlin who challenged Washington to become more consistent. Regardless of how Washington plays the rest of the season, he is likely auditioning for a contract elsewhere. The Steelers remain very high on Limas Sweed and want to go into next season with Sweed as their #3. Keeping Washington around hinders Sweed’s development.

Week 8 Mike Tomlin Press Conference

 

Injury Report Out Bryant McFadden – surgery on his arm yesterday. Plate inserted. He’ll be out for weeks. Keyaron Fox – Hamstring Questionable Marvel Smith – Smith is progressing and will be re-evaluated on Wednesday Dallas Baker – Shoulder injury, his status is up in the air Probable Willie Parker continues to progress. Slated to practice tomorrow. Troy Polamalu – concussion, test were favorable. He could practice tomorrow and as of right now Tomlin anticipates Polamalu playing. Carey Davis will practice, expected to play Casey Hampton slated to practice on Wednesday, expected to play

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The injury bug continues to hit the Steelers as Troy Polamalu did suffer a concussion yesterday. Polamalu has suffered concussions in the past and Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin will address Polamalu‚Äôs status for Sunday’s game against the New York Giants at Tuesday‚Äôs press conference. Cornerback Bryant McFadden is under-going tests today and to see if he has a broken arm. McFadden has been the Steelers top cornerback this season and has flourished since being implemented into the starting lineup. Losing Polamalu and McFadden would be major blow to the Steelers secondary. McFadden has already been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Giants and the Steelers will sign a corner if McFadden is out for a significant period James Harrison is tied with Joey Porter for second in the league with 8.5 sacks. Porter who sat out most of training camp with a back injury is having a monsterRead More »

Moore scores 3 TD’s, Steelers beat Bengals 38-10

 

The Pittsburgh Steelers won their 8 consecutive game in Cincinnati today beating the Cincinnati Bengals 38-10. The Steelers dominated the Bengals in all facets of the game, out gaining the Bengals 375 ‚Äì 212. Ben Roethlisberger had another strong performance going 17/28 216 yds ‚Äì 2TD‚Äôs. Roethlisberger hit Mewelde Moore for a two yard touchdown pass in the 1st quarter and Roethlisberger put the game away when he connected with Nate Washington for a 50 yard touchdown pass to put the Steelers up 24-10 in the fourth quarter. Roethlisberger wasn‚Äôt the only Steelers standout today as running back Mewelde Moore scored three touchdowns and ran for 120 yards on 20 carries. Moore has rushed for 219 yards in the past two games. On defense the Steelers registered a season high 7 sacks. LaMarr Woodley, James Harrison, and Lawrence Timmons led the way with two sacks each. The 5-1 Steelers hostRead More »

Week 7 Mike Tomlin Press Conference

 

Steelers Injury Report Out Dallas Baker – Sprain shoulder Carey Davis Keyaron Fox – hamstring Questionable Casey Hampton – ( Ran yesterday he looked pretty good) Marvel Smith – Held out of practice yesterday due to back spasms Probable Jeff Reed – Much improved Willie Parker – Practice yesterday Brett Keisel will play Notes Tomlin stood up for Hines Ward when asked about Ward being fined on consecutive games. Tomlin said he wants clarity from the league on the situation. With Dallas Baker out, Limas Sweed will be the teams #4 receiver. Tomlin said Sweed is practicing well but needs more consistency and has been on the brink of warranting a opportunity. Tomlin spoke very high of Darnell Stapleton. Tomlin indicates Stapleton is a performer Max Starks will start at left tackle if Marvel Smith can’t play

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The Steelers returned to practice today after being off since Thursday. Willie Parker, Brett Keisel, Jeff Reed and Marvel Smith are expected to play Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer will be sidelined for another week. Despite Willie Parker returning to the lineup this week, the Steelers plan to give Mewelde Moore close to ten touches (not including punt returns) Tuesday is the NFL’s trade deadline and the Steelers are listening to offers for Max Starks but as of this afternoon they haven’t received one call about the availability of Starks

NFL: Harrison fined 20K

 

League officials have slapped Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro linebacker James Harrison with a $20,000 fine for comments he made following last Sunday night’s win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Harrison who leads the Steelers with 6.5 sacks had this say regarding a questionable roughing the passer call: “Ridiculous call,” Harrison said of the penalty. “You don’t make a call like that. Unless (the official) might have money on it.” Source: Fox Sports

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The bye week could not come at a better time for the Steelers. Brett Keisel and Willie Parker are expected to return in week 7. Hampton’s status remains uncertain. Jeff Reed should be ready to go for Cincinnati. No word on Marvel Smith Despite a depleted defensive line, opponents are averaging less than 3.0 yards per carry against the Steelers Clark Haggans (4) and James Harrison (9) combined for 13 sacks last season. Through five games LaMarr Woodley (5.5) and James Harrison (6.5) have combined for 12 sacks. The pressure the Steelers are bringing from the outside is the major difference between this years D compared to last years D. The athleticism of Lawrence Timmons has added another dimension to go along with Troy Polamalu playing his best football since the 2005 season.