Steelers cut down roster

The Pittsburgh Steelers made six roster moves this morning. The team released LB Brandon Renkart, FB Dwayne Wright, CB David Pittman and OL Adrian Jones. Veteran OLB Andre Frazier was released from injured reserve and rookie tackle Chris Scott was placed on the pup list.

Day After: Concerns come out of Sunday night’s game

Where are the Playmakers? Concerns at wide receiver — Serious concerns are coming the Steelers way regarding their wide receiver group. Mike Wallace is making strides and showing improvement with his route running but there’s a ton of uncertainty in the top-5. The question around the league is whether this will be the year that

Grdnic: Will Allen eyes opportunity to play with the starters Sunday night

By Dale Grdnic PITTSBURGH — Will Allen originally was signed to the Steelers roster in March to be a backup safety and special-teams ace, but the seven-year NFL veteran should get a rare start against the Broncos Sunday at 8 p.m. in Denver. While it hasn’t been officially noted by the Steelers, it’s highly unlikely

Steelers @ Giants: Position battles to watch

By Dale Grdnic LATROBE, Pa. — As the Pittsburgh Steelers get set for their second preseason game with the New York Giants Saturday night, there are several player battles to keep an eye on during this matchup. How each player performs against the Giants could go a long way toward determining their status with the

Wednesday Afternoon Practice Report: Roethlisberger expected to start vs NYG

Practice Highlights: Tomlin talks about camp coming to an end; Down and distance drill analysis, notes; Roethlisberger expected to start vs NYG; 1st team center rotation; Injury Report & More Wednesday Afternoon Practice Report LATROBE, Pa. — The Pittsburgh Steelers are nearing the end of their 2010 training camp at Saint Vincent College, as the

Grdnic: Pouncey on verge of supplanting Hartwig as 1st team center

By Dale Grdnic LATROBE, Pa. — As the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2010 training camp begins its final week, No. 1 pick Maurkice Pouncey is looking more and more like the team’s center for the present instead of the future. Pouncey, who had been splitting practice time at right offensive guard and center, worked primarily in the

Breaking down Steelers – Lions: Backups earn high praise in win

By Dale Grdnic PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger didn’t play. Byron Leftwich and Rashard Mendenhall didn’t do much, but the Pittsburgh Steelers played solid defense and got some spectacular performances from backups in a 23-7 win against the hapless Detroit Lions in the preseason opener Saturday night at Heinz Field. The game featured driving, pummeling rain

Indepth look at the Steelers defense position-by-position

By Dale Grdnic LATROBE, Pa. — After extensive research and thought, Inside Pittsburgh Sports Friday examined the offensive players on the Pittsburgh Steelers roster and discussed which ones would and should make the club’s final 53-man roster. Today, we look at the defensive side of the ball. Both sides could change if there are some

DePaoli: Tomlin challenging Lawrence Timmons

Tomlin eyeing breakout year from former 1st round pick Starting inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons was Mike Tomlin’s first draft pick as Steelers head coach in 2007. The days leading up to the 2007 draft it was long believed that Timmons was Tomlin’s top target and indications are Timmons would have still been the Steelers selection

Wednesday Morning Practice: Steelers offense preparing for 4-3 defenses

By Dale Grdnic LATROBE, Pa. — The Steel Curtain would be proud. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ revolutionized defenses when they switched to a three-four some two decades ago, but for the first time during this training camp they worked Wednesday against a four-man front like when L.C. Greenwood, Mean Joe Greene, Ernie Holmes and Dwight roamed