Teresa Varley of Steelers.com writes about how defensive end Aaron Smith is starting to get back in the flow of things following rotator cuff surgery last season. Smith is a leader that was surely missed down the stretch on defense along with Troy Polamalu.
Scott Brown writes about the Steelers bringing back linebacker Larry Foote, cornerback Bryant McFadden, Quarterback Byron Leftwich and wide receiver Antwaan Randle El this offseason.
Ed Bouchette wrote about former Steelers linebacker draft pick Bruce Davis and how production at a big-time college means nothing when translating how a kid will do against NFL type competition. Denver claimed Davis off waivers from New England the past week and likely down to his last shot.
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Hines Ward\’s third annual Celebrity Softball Game will take place at Duquesne Field in Green Tree on Wednesday and attendance is open and free. There will be raffles for autographed merchandise that proceeds go to Ward\’s Helping Hands Foundation.
A company formed by former Steelers great Rocky Bleier was awarded a $13 million federal contract under a program for service-disabled veterans, but a competitor is challenging Bleir\’s eligibility.
I came across a reprint of the January 14, 1980 Sports Illustrated article by Paul Zimmerman that recapped the controversial 1979 AFC Championship Game between the Steelers and the Houston Oilers. The game was unfairly boiled down to one play late in the 3rd quarter in which Houston receiver Mike Renfro appeared to catch a touchdown but after a brief referee discussion, it was ruled an incomplete pass. You can watch the replay here of the play starting at the 1:26 mark.