You certainly know by now that the Steelers have re-signed Brett Keisel. Here is my take on it.
-Rookies Jordan Zumwalt and Shaq Richardson have been ruled out for tomorrow night’s game at Philadelphia. Originally, I thought this spelled doom for both players in terms of making the roster but with the NFL moving the number of players on the practice squad from eight to ten, both might have a chance there.
-If you weren’t quite sure the NFL was all about money then this should convince you. They want want Super Bowl halftime performers to pay for the privilege. And Coldplay? Seriously?
-Great story on former Steelers Baron Batch and John Malecki by Gerry Dulac of the Post-Gazette. It’s a small sample of what many guys go through when the NFL doesn’t work out.
-Tidbits from Mike Tomlin’s presser yesterday… Expect the starters to go at least a half on Thursday night… Jarvis Jones returned to practice… Cody Wallace, Eric Waters and Greg Warren join the two rookies above on the sidelines for Thursday night… Will Allen and Will Johnson could play… Tomlin reiterated that while Ryan Shazier played well, he had lapses too… The Steelers have to cut down from 90 to 75 players by Tuesday.
-Here’s a little Steelers-Eagles’ history. This will be the 27th preseason meeting between the two teams. The Steelers lead the series 15-11… The Steelers have won six of ten preseason meetings with the Eagles dating back to 1997… The Eagles won the last preseason meeting which was in Philly, 24-23 in 2012… Eagles’ running back coach Duce Staley played with the Steelers from 2004-2006… Steelers’ tight end David Paulson and running back LeGarrette Blount both played for Eagles’ head coach Chip Kelly when he was the offensive coordinator at Oregon.
Video for today is Troy Photo-bombs Worilds.
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