As you know, training camp in Latrobe is over and the team is now running operations at the home base. I’ll still update you on practice times however.
-Practice today is 1:15pm-3:15pm Eastern time.
-Coach Tomlin will do his weekly press conference in leading up to the Philadelphia game today at 12:30pm.
-Speaking of the Eagles, they are 0-2 in the preseason losing to New England and Chicago. Pittsburgh enters at 1-1.
-In case you missed it, the Steelers waived receiver James Shaw and offensive lineman Bryant Browning. To replace them the team has brought in cornerback Dayonne Nunley and offensive lineman Graham Pocic. Nunley played collegiately at Miami of Ohio while Pocic played at Illinois.
-Steelers’ safety Mike Mitchell took an awful 15-yard taunting penalty Saturday night. The Steelers would have had the Bills in a third and five but instead they picked up a first down.
-With the kids going back to school, thought you’d like to know that Ben Roethlisberger likes to quiz his teammates on the no-huddle offense reports Alan Robinson of the Tribune-Review.
-Good article from Dale Lolley at the Observer-Reporter on Ike Taylor. I think omitting Ike’s negative comments on ‘The Jim Rome Show’ was a mistake though. Taylor claimed to be good with his paycut but then complained heavily about it while on the nationally syndicated talk show.
-It’s expected the first team offense will get at least one half of action against the Eagles. Philly has given up a ton of points in the preseason so we should see some points scored. I stress the word “should.”
-Video for today An old tribute to Jack Lambert.
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