Sunday, October 26th, 2008 at 2:05 pm
QB Dennis Dixon (3rd QB)
WR Santonio Holmes
T Marvel Smith
CB Bryant McFadden
RB Willie Parker
LB Keyaron Fox
T Tony Hills
DE Orpheus Roye
K Lawrence Tynes
CB R.W. McQuarters
RB Danny Ware
CB Sam Madison
T Adam Koets
LB Gerris Wilkinson
WR Sinorce Moss
DE Jerome McDougle
Sunday, October 26th, 2008 at 1:54 pm
The Steelers made a roster move on Saturday promoting rookie LB Patrick Bailey to the active roster and releasing LB Donovan Woods.
Friday, October 24th, 2008 at 1:16 pm
Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes will be made inactive for Sunday's game against the New York Giants after his Thursday afternoon charge for marijuana possession. Head coach Mike Tomlin said he has spoken with Holmes about the situation. Wide receiver Nate Washington will start in place of Holmes. Running back Willie Parker is listed as doubtful, tackle Marvel Smith is listed as out. Defensive end Aaron Smith will likely miss the game for personal reasons. The Steelers said Smith has their total support. Linebacker Keyaron Fox is out with a hamstring injury and cornerback Bryant McFadden Read more [...]
Friday, October 24th, 2008 at 12:05 pm
The Steelers have signed S Grant Mason to the practice squad and have released RB Justin Vincent from the practice squad.
Friday, October 24th, 2008 at 12:02 pm
The Steelers had four starters not at practice on Friday. RB Willie Parker (knee), T Marvel Smith (back), DE Aaron Smith (not injury related) and WR Santonio Holmes (not injury related). Holmes, practiced Wednesday and Thursday, but is absent today after being charged with possession of marijuana Thursday afternoon in Pittsburgh. Marvel Smith missed practice all week and isn't expected to play Sunday against the New York Giants. Aaron Smith has missed practice all week because of personal reasons. His status for Sunday's game is still undecided. The official injury report will be out shortly.
Friday, October 24th, 2008 at 8:46 am
Steelers RB Willie Parker may not play on Sunday against the New York Giants. Parker, who hasn’t suited up since injuring his left knee in the loss to Philadelphia, was very limited at what he could do at practice on Thursday. It appears more and more likely that RB Mewelde More will make his third straight start at running back for the Steelers. After practice the Thursday practice session, Parker refused to speak to reporters. Parker did practice Wednesday, but apparently suffered another setback because he hardly practiced Thursday. Parker is likely to be held out of practice today.
Friday, October 24th, 2008 at 8:24 am
Some very disturbing news this morning as Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana. In June 2006, Holmes was arrested in Ohio in june of 2006 on a domestic violence charge, which was later dismissed. Holmes was also arrested in South Beach, Florida., for disorderly conduct during a Memorial Day weekend crackdown in 2006. Holmes was pulled over on a traffic stop because his vehicle matched the description given in a tip that said a dark-colored large SUV was carrying a large amount of drugs. Police Sergeant R. Griffith said that Holmes's vehicle Read more [...]
Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 at 2:53 pm
The Steelers second day of practice on Thursday for preparations against the New York Giants was headlined by RB Willie Parker (knee) being limited in practice time. Parker's status for Sunday is still up in the air it seems. LB Keyaron Fox (hamstring), CB Bryant McFadden (forearm), DE Aaron Smith (not injury related) and T Marvel Smith (back) all sat out practice on Thursday. RB Najeh Davenport (not injury related), DE Brett Keisel (not injury related), CB Deshea Townsend (not injury related) and WR Hines Ward (not injury related) all returned to practice fully on Thursday after being given the Read more [...]
Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 at 8:15 am
Good morning Steelers fans. Our trip around the news wire and blogesphere starts with Dale Lolley having a good feeling Willie Parker, Troy Polamalu and Casey Hampton will be able to play Sunday. Marvel Smith likely will be sidelined again. On Thursday, the league visited the Steelers concerning bounty hunters. Perhaps Duane "Dog" Chapman has a bounty to get a Hines Ward autograph. Here are transrcipts from both yesterdays Giants conference call with Mike Tomlin and Ben Roethlisberger. On the Giants injury front, Plaxico Burress has a shoulder injury and "kind of a stiff neck". Here is a real Read more [...]
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 at 3:22 pm
The Steelers first day of practice in preparation for the Giants started with WR Hines Ward (not injury related), CB Deshea Townsend (not injury related), RB Najeh Davenport (not injury related), DE Brett Keisel (not injury related) and DE Aaron Smith (not injury related) all getting rest on Wednesday. LB Keyaron Fox (hamstring), CB Bryant McFadden (forearm) and T Marvel Smith (back) all sat out Wednesday because of injuries. RB Willie Parker and S Troy Polamalu both practiced fully on Wednesday.
Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 at 11:27 am
Steelers HC Mike Tomlin said Tuesday during his weekly press conference said that running back Willie Parker is slated to practice starting Wednesday on a limited basis. Safety Troy Polamalu suffered a slight concussion on Sunday and test have been favorable. Polamalu is slated to practice this week. At this time Tomlin expects him to be able to play Sunday. Tackle Marvel Smith is coming along with his back problems and his status is still up in the air. Wide receiver Dallas Baker, fullback Carey Davis and nose tackle Casey Hampton are all scheduled to practice this week and are hopeful to be ready Read more [...]
Monday, October 20th, 2008 at 6:19 pm
Steelers cornerback Bryant McFadden will miss at least five games with a broken forearm, the team announced on Monday. McFadden had surgery on his arm this morning.
Monday, October 20th, 2008 at 2:28 pm
Ed Bouchette from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes that Steelers CB Bryant McFadden will likely sit out against the New York Giants on Sunday after showing up to the Steelers facility today with his right arm in a sling and an apparent soft cast. S Troy Polamalu also suffered a head injury, and knowing the Steelers, they will likely not risk him playing either.
On the Giants side of the ball, former Steeler WR Plaxico Burress suffered a pinky injury and his status is up in the air right now. Read more [...]
Monday, October 20th, 2008 at 9:04 am
Only a few things stuck out at me as I tripped around the Steelers news wire this morning.
Hines Ward says he's not going to change the way he plays
Inside the numbers look at the win against the Bengals
An injury update says Troy Polamalu may have pretty bad concussion, Bryant McFadden may have a broken arm and Deshea Townsend's Achilles problem is still hampering him. Read more [...]
Sunday, October 19th, 2008 at 9:34 pm
Opening comments ...
“It was a great win for our team today. To see the fans and the support we had here today was really moving, not only for me, but for everyone in the locker room. The game was typical for us and was something we were concerned with coming out of the bye with the quality of execution early on. The positive thing was that we played hard and we played fast, just not with the quality of execution. We also had a little rust. The guys didn’t blink and they continued. We didn’t change anything we were doing; we just have to do it a little better. We were able to get some Read more [...]
Sunday, October 19th, 2008 at 3:36 pm
The Steelers lost S Troy Polamalu and CB Bryant McFadden to injuries during the fourth quarter of the game against the Bengals. Polamalu was injured while making a tackle on Bengals RB Cedric Benson.
Sunday, October 19th, 2008 at 10:17 am
The Steelers signed offensive tackle Jeremy Parquet from their practice squad to their active roster and released first-year defensive tackle Scott Paxson.
Sunday, October 19th, 2008 at 9:59 am
QB Dennis Dixon (3rd QB)
FB Carey Davis
RB Willie Parker
LB Keyaron Fox
T Tony Hills
T Marvel Smith
WR Dallas Baker
NT Casey Hampton
QB Carson Palmer (3rd QB)
WR Glenn Holt
K Shayne Graham
OL Jamar Fletcher
LB Corey Mays
TE Ben Utecht
DT Orien Harries
DT Jason Shirley
Friday, October 17th, 2008 at 3:13 pm
The Steelers wrapped up the post bye practice week, Friday, with WR Dallas Baker (shoulder), RB Carey Davis (ankle) and LB Keyaron Fox (hamstring) all being ruled out this week on the injury report with Baker being the only one to practice limited on Friday. RB Willie Parker (knee) and T Marvel Smith (back) both sat out again on Friday and are officially listed as doubtful on the injury report and both are very unlikely to suit up versus the Bengals. DT Casey Hampton (groin) was limited on Friday and is listed as questionable and likely will be a game time decision.
Friday, October 17th, 2008 at 8:15 am
The Washington Observer Reporter has a good read on Bryant McFadden. Steelers.com gives a recap of the Thursday practice and the Willie Parker status. The Tribune states left tackle Marvel Smith and nose tackle Casey Hampton both will try to practice today, as the Steelers prepare for Sunday. Lastly the Post Gazette has a story on Darnell Stapleton. Read more [...]