Latest Steelers Buzz: Aaron Smith out for a significant period of time?


Week 6: Mike Tomlin Press Conference The Steelers have begun preparations for the lowly Cleveland Browns as the Steelers look for their first division win of the season. The Steelers have won 11 straight against Cleveland winning the previous meeting against Cleveland 31-0 last December. The Browns are 1-4 this season and 0-2 in the AFC North. Injury Front The big news on the injury front today is that

Monday Practice Report: Timmons won’t start in the season opener


By Mike Bires PITTSBURGH _ Lawrence Timmons will not be in the starting lineup Thursday when the Steelers open the 2009 season against the Tennessee Titans. Timmons, an inside linebacker, is still recovering from an ankle sprain. He was hurt in the Aug. 29 preseason game against the Buffalo Bills. Taking Timmons’ place in the starting lineup will be Keyaron Fox, a sixth-year pro who played only special teams last season when he joined the Steelers via free agency. Fox played very well when playing linebacker the past several weeks at training camp and in the preseason games. Timmons was the only member of the 53-man roster who didn’t practice Monday. WASHINGTON HOPES TO PLAY AGAINST EX-TEAMMATES Last year, Nate Washington helped the Steelers win the Super Bowl as their No. 3 wide receiver. This year, he’s trying to help the Titans win in it all as one of theirRead More »

Position by Position Breakdown


The Pittsburgh Steelers prepare for their final pre-season contest of the year (Thursday Night 7:30 at Carolina), a lot of questions have been cleared up over the last month of training camp and the three previous warm up games. But a few question marks remain. Tim Benz takes an inside look….position by position…. at where the Steelers roster and line-up stands now as opposed to the beginning of camp in Latrobe back on July 31st. QUARTERBACK: Ben Roethlisberger managed to avoid major injury and legal distraction up until now. Although it is clear Big Ben’s Achilles injury at the end of camp was a scare and cost him a pre-season tune up opportunity against Washington. Roethlisberger still claims the injury isn’t 100% and says he took a hit on it in the Buffalo game as well. But the injury “watch and wait game” is something we are all familiar withRead More »

Stefan Logan’s arrival on the scene isn’t a problem for the Steelers, it’s a blessing


Photo: David Hague – Inside Pittsburgh Sports Over the last few weeks a debate has cropped up about whether or not the Steelers should keep Stefan Logan on the roster. Why this is still a debate is beyond me. Logan should be on the team. Only in Pittsburgh could we over-think a debate about football and look so stupid in the process. Yes, we do love our Steelers in this town. Sometimes we love them so much we fear the most obvious answer to a question is not the right one. Well, in this case it is. Anyone who has watched the Steelers this pre-season has walked away thinking: “Boy, that little #41 who was returning kicks should make the club.” Let’s all go with our guts on this one… shall we? The former BC Lion is averaging more than 22 yards per return after 12 chances in two pre-seasonRead More »

Logan earns a roster spot; Burnett on the bubble?


Logan shows poise and patience against Buffalo When the Steelers trim their roster to 53 on September 5th, former Canadian Football League star Stefan Logan will be among the 53 players the Steelers will go to battle with when the regular season begins on Thursday, September 10th. Logan, 28, was a major longshot to make the team entering training camp. He was a player without a position and missed the first two days of camp due to injury A running back in the CFL, Logan was moved to wide receiver early in camp but was the 8th or 9th wide receiver on the depth chart at best. Logan’s only way to make the team was to have a sensational preseason as a kick/punt returner on special teams. After not playing in the preseason opener, Logan made his mark against the Redskins last Saturday. Logan averaged 39.3 yards on four kickoffs.Read More »

Steelers vs Cardinals: What to watch For


Photo: David Hague – Inside Pittsburgh Sports As the Steelers suit up for their first preseason game Thursday night, all eyes will be on 2008 1st round pick Rashard Mendenhall. Mendenhall who only appeared in four games last season, will get the bulk of carries during the 1st half as Willie Parker may sit out (back spasms) or only play a series or two.