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

The Latest Roster Buzz

Summers still in the mix to earn a roster spot Despite missing two preseason games (hamstring) and not producing as a goal line back in training camp, 5th round pick Frank Summers remains under strong consideration to make the team. Summers performs well on special teams and the Steelers like his potential at full-back. Tonight

Tuesday Practice Report: Hampton discusses rumors of being cut

By Mike Bires PITTSBURGH _ When Jason La Canfora covered the Washington Redskins for the Washington Post, he was once described as a “combative” beat reporter. Well, it seems like he’s made an antagonistic report regarding Steelers nose tackle Casey Hampton. La Canfora, who now works for the NFL Network, was asked on an “NFL

Redman remains a longshot to make the roster

Redman needs to contribute on special teams Photo: David Hague – Inside Pittsburgh Sports Undrafted rookie running back Isaac Redman has not shown the ability to be a consistent performer on special teams, which will be his downfall to make the roster. Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin indicated today again, that if Redman doesn’t

Sunday’s Goal Line Drill

By Dale Grdnic Photo: David Hague – Inside Pittsburgh Sports LATROBE, Pa. — The Pittsburgh Steelers searched for a goal-line and short-yardage specialist all last season and never really found that guy, but it looks like they might have gone a long way toward finding one Sunday.

Day 4: Monday Morning Practice

By Mike Bires Photo: David Hague – Inside Pittsburgh Sports Several Pittsburgh Steelers starters missed Monday morning’s practice, including offensive lineman Darnell Stapleton. As the team worked out, Stapleton watched atop a hillside surrounding the athletic fields at St. Vincent College. If he was hurt, why wasn’t Stapleton on the field like the rest of

Pursuit of veteran wideout has no bearing on Limas Sweed

The pursuit of free agent wide receiver Ashley Lelie has no bearing on the progress of 2008 second round pick Limas Sweed. The pursuit of Lelie is to bring him in as a 4th receiver and act as a possible fall back plan if Sweed doesn’t progress into the #3 receiver that the Steelers think

Scouting the Steelers Draft Selections

First Round Selection Evander (Ziggy) Hood, DE, Missouri Height: 6-2 7/8 | Weight: 300 | 40-Time: 4.89 College Career 2005: 18 tackles – 1 sack 2006: 36 tackles – 4 sacks 2007: 49 tackles – 5 sacks 2008: 62 tackles – 7 sacks Strengths: Hood played defensive tackle at Missouri but was drafted by the