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Steelers Al Woods Gets First Team Nose Tackle Reps On Monday

Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon was excused from practice Monday for personal reasons, according to head coach Mike Tomlin, so defensive end Al Woods received first team reps in his absence. Tomlin was asked about that move following practice. “One man\’s misfortune or circumstance creates opportunity for others,” said…

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Cortez Allen, Curtis Brown And DeMarcus Van Dyke Remain Sidelined Monday

The Pittsburgh Steelers welcomed back rookie cornerback Terry Hawthorne to the practice field on Monday, but the three other injured cornerbacks remain sidelined as Curtis Brown (ankle), Cortez Allen (knee) and DeMarcus Van Dyke (hamstring) are not practicing, according to a few media reports on Twitter. Allen, who had minor…

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Steelers WR Plaxico Burress Has Surgery On 36th Birthday

Veteran Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress will celebrate his 36th birthday Monday by having surgery to repair the torn rotator cuff suffered last week in practice. Steelers WR Plaxico Burress will celebrate his 36th birthday today by getting shoulder surgery. Ugh. — Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) August 12, 2013 Burress,…