Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 at 3:00 am
The Steelers began practice preparations on Wednesday for the week 3 game versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Sunday in Tampa. QB Dennis Dixon (knee) had left knee meniscus surgery this morning and early reports are he will be out 6 weeks. This could mean the end of the season for him as he will likely be placed on injured reserve if indeed the report holds true. G Trai Essex (ankle) did not practice Wednesday and is real iffy to work at all this week. NT Casey Hampton (hamstring) and T Max Starks (ankle) both practiced fully today as they look to return this week to the lineup after sitting out Read more [...]
Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 at 4:50 am
According to PFT and ESPN 1250 Ken Laird, the MRI on the left knee of Steelers quarterback Dennis Dixon revealed a a tear in the lateral meniscus. This is the same knee Dixon tore the ACL in while in college at Oregon. Reportedly Dixon wants to get a second opinion on Tuesday and weigh his options. He is expected to be out at least 3 weeks. Regardless he will be out this Sunday against Tampa Bay and that leaves only Charlie Batch and Byron Leftwich as the only quarterbacks on the roster. Leftwich was re-signed on Monday after being released on Saturday because of a needed roster spot. Leftwich Read more [...]
Saturday, September 18th, 2010 at 1:13 am
The Steelers wrapped up practice preparations on Friday for the week 2 game against the Tennessee Titans this Sunday in Nashville. T Max Starks (ankle) and NT Casey Hampton (hamstring) both sat out for the third straight day of practice and both are listed as out for this week. NT Chris Hoke will start in place of Hampton while T Jonathan Scott will likely get the nod at left tackle in place of Starks. LB Jason Worilds (shoulder) and WR Emmanuel Sanders (quad) both sat out again and both are listed as doubtful. This means that rookies LB Thaddeus Gibson and WR Antonio Brown will both likely be Read more [...]
Friday, September 17th, 2010 at 3:03 am
The Steelers got in their second official practice of the week on Thursday in preparation to play the Tennessee Titans this coming weekend. T Max Starks (ankle) and NT Casey Hampton (hamstring) both sat out for a second straight day. As expected, WR Hines Ward (not injury related), LB James Farrior (not injury related) and DE Aaron Smith (not injury related) all returned to practice fully on Thursday after getting their veterans day off yesterday. DE Nick Eason (not injury related) reportedly did not practice again on Thursday, but is not listed with an injury. WR Arnaz Battle (knee) returned to Read more [...]
Thursday, September 16th, 2010 at 2:47 am
The Steelers began practice preparations for the week 2 game versus the Titans on Wednesday with QB Byron Leftwich (knee) being very limited today, while NT Casey Hampton (hamstring), T Max Starks (ankle) and WR Arnaz Battle (knee) all sitting out today with injuries. T Jonathan Scott worked at left tackle in place of Starks. The veteran Wednesday days off have begun as WR Hines Ward, DE Aaron Smith, LB James Farrior and DE Nick Eason reportedly had the day off. WR Emmanuel Sanders (quad) and LB Jason Worilds (shoulder) were limited today while CB Bryant McFadden was limited today without an Read more [...]
Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 at 11:24 pm
Audio from Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin press conference on Tuesday September 14th, 2010. Tomlin addresses the upcoming week 2 game against the Tennessee Titans and goes over injuries to Max Starks and Casey Hampton. Tomlin takes questions from the local media. In the process of transcribing and will post transcript as soon as I am done along with notes I took from the presser.
Need better quality play this week to beat Titans per Tomlin.
Nervousness should be less this week.
Tomlin described Byron Leftwich as "better" and he'll get limited work on Wednesday to test his knee.
Mike Read more [...]
Monday, September 13th, 2010 at 9:13 pm
Yesterday was an incredible win by the Steelers and it might end up being one of the most significant wins of the season when we get to December. Time will of course tell, but the Falcons were no push over on both sides of the ball and with starting Ben Roethlisberger out the first four games, the Steelers need to go only .500 or better to be in good shape upon his return. The Sunday win is the first of two needed wins in the four game stretch, but was also a costly one as starting left tackle Max Starks went down with a serious high ankle sprain and nose tackle Casey Hampton injured his hamstring Read more [...]
Saturday, September 11th, 2010 at 2:09 am
On Friday, the Steelers wrapped up their third official practice of week 1 in preparation to play the Atlanta Falcons and got some good news as LG Chris Kemoeatu returned to practice fully on Friday after sitting out Thursday with a sprained foot (ankle) injury. Kemoeatu said he felt good after practice today and expects to play Sunday. He was listed as probable on the Friday injury report. QB Byron Leftwich (knee) sat out again as expected and has been ruled out on the Friday injury report.
For the Atlanta Falcons on Friday, WR Michael Jenkins (shoulder) has been ruled out after missing his Read more [...]
Friday, September 10th, 2010 at 3:41 am
The Steelers just wrapped up their second official practice of week 1 in preparation to play the Atlanta Falcons and a new name was added to the injury report as LG Chris Kemoeatu did not practice with what is being officially termed a sprained foot injury. Kemoeatu said he sprained it after stepping on the foot of tackle Max Starks. QB Byron Leftwich (knee) also sat out practice for a second straight day as expected.
For the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday, WR Michael Jenkins (shoulder) did not practice for a second straight day. OL Joe Hawley (hip) was limited on Thursday after not practicing Read more [...]
Friday, September 10th, 2010 at 1:51 am
ESPN 1250 reporter, Ken Laird, tweeted that a source has informed him that Steelers starting left guard Chris Kemoeatu went to the rehab facility today before practice. Kemoeatu was not listed on the Wednesday injury report and practiced fully. There was no mention of any injury post practice and we will wait and see if he indeed practices fully today or is added to the injury report. If Kemoeatu were some how not able to play Sunday, the likeliest candidate to take his place at left guard would be reserve interior lineman Doug Legursky or second year lineman Ramon Foster. More as we get it. UPDATE: Read more [...]
Thursday, September 9th, 2010 at 3:04 am
Steelers Falcons 2010 Week 1 Wednesday Injury Report & Participation Report Below:
It is important to remember that players are given practice participation reports and injury for the first two days of practice. Teams do not designate players doubtful, questionable or probable until Friday on a normal game week. A team may rule a player out though at any time during the week.
The Steelers officially opened up the first official day of week 1 practice on Wednesday as a healthy unit as only QB Byron Leftwich (knee) was the lone player listed on injury report that did not practice. Normally Read more [...]
Sunday, September 5th, 2010 at 8:21 am
I received an email asking why Steelers quarterback Byron Leftwich was not placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list to start the season with his MCL injury. I was confused about this as well as it has been several years since I read up on it. Players must be placed on the PUP list at the start of training camp for not passing any part of their physical before they practice for the first time with the team. Once the player is cleared to practice, he can no longer be placed on the PUP list and if injured, must be placed on the injured reserve list, released with some sort of settlement Read more [...]
Friday, September 3rd, 2010 at 10:38 pm
Conflicting reports are surfacing Friday concerning the MCL injury suffered Thursday night by quarterback Byron Leftwich against the Carolina Panthers. ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen reports now that sources have told him the Leftwich suffered a second-degree sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his left knee and voided a complete tear. It was reported last night that Leftwich tore the MCL and confirmed this morning by Scott Brown of the Tribune Review. Leftwich reportedly told the Steelers that he wanted to avoid surgery and believed he could still start against the Atlanta Falcons Read more [...]
Friday, September 3rd, 2010 at 8:04 am
Steelers quarterback Byron Leftwich injured his left knee during the first half of an exhibition game against Carolina. Leftwich completed an 18-yard pass to rookie Emmanuel Sanders before being knocked off his feet by the swinging leg of right tackle Jonathan Scott. The play occurred with 10:25 left in the second quarter at Heinz Field. Leftwich was examined by team doctors on a table behind the Steelers' bench, then limped into a nearby tunnel and down the stairs that lead to the locker room. The press box said he would not return to the game and head coach Mike Tomlin called it a knee sprain Read more [...]
Thursday, August 19th, 2010 at 4:48 am
In the Steelers first preseason game Saturday night against the Detroit Lions, there were six players who did not get any playing time at all. Below is a break down of those six players and there current status going forward into the second preseason game versus the New York Giants.
QB Ben Roethlisberger - Ben sat out on what you would call a coaches decision. Byron Leftwich and Dennis Dixon needed the work and they got it. Mike Tomlin knows Ben has had a great camp thus far and getting reps in week 1 of the preseason was not necessary. Ben will get work this coming Saturday against the Giants Read more [...]
Friday, July 30th, 2010 at 4:28 pm
The Steelers announced on training camp report day that rookie draft pick tackle Chris Scott (foot) and reserve linebacker Andre Frazier (knee) will both start training camp on the active PUP list. Scott broke his foot working out at the University of Tennessee this offseason and has since had surgery, Frazier is experiencing knee soreness. There is no time table on how long both will be on the physically unable to perform list.
Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 at 3:53 pm
The Steelers signed six-year veteran Adrian Jones to the active roster on Wednesday and placed tackle Willie Colon on their Reserve/Injured List. Jones (6-4, 330) was originally drafted by the New York Jets in the fourth round (132nd overall) in the 2004 NFL Draft out of Kansas and started 44 games for the Jets from 2004-07 before being waived late in the 2007 season. He was then signed by the Kansas City Chiefs and started 10 games in 2008 at guard. Jones was signed by the Houston Texans during the 2009 offseason but was released. Colon had surgery after he suffered an Achilles injury last month Read more [...]
Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 at 1:23 pm
Not only did the Steelers lose right tackle Willie Colon for the year on Monday, it has now been announced that rookie offensive lineman Chris Scott suffered a foot injury while working out at the University of Tennessee last week as well. Both Colon and Scott are scheduled to have to surgery on Wednesday. Colon tore his right Achilles and will be out for the year. The seriousness of the foot injury to Scott, one of the Steelers fifth-round picks n this year's draft, is unknown, but he surely will not be ready for the start of training camp regardless. Being down two lineman now justifies the reason Read more [...]
Monday, June 28th, 2010 at 11:44 am
Pro Football Scout reporter Adam Caplan is reporting on Twitter that Steelers right tackle Willie Colon suffered an Achilles injury while working out this morning and a MRI is pending. We will have more on this as we get but for now Joe Linta, Colon's agent says there's no update on extent of injury as of yet. Colon was drafted by the Steelers in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft and recently signed his one-year, $2.521 million restricted free agent tender back in April of this year. If Colon is lost for any period of time, the Steelers would likely let free agent Jonathan Scott or Tony Hills Read more [...]
Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 at 3:39 pm
To no surprise the Steelers placed wide receiver Limas Sweed on the injured reserve list on Tuesday thus ending his season. Sweed injured his Achilles last mini-camp and had surgery to repair it the following week. He was Waived/Injured on Monday and has since cleared waivers. He will now not count against the Steelers 80 man roster. To fill his place on the roster, the Steelers signed first-year wide receiver Isaiah Williams.