Posted on: March 22, 2010 11:59 am
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that despite coach Mike Tomlin 's comment on Sunday that he is "highly concerned for our franchise and for Ben personally," the Steelers will not react to QB Ben Roethlisberger 's legal troubles by targeting a quarterback in the draft.
Roethlisberger is currently accused of committing sexual assault in two different states within the past year. While he may or may not be charged in the most recent case in Georgia, the story cited a league source as saying Roethlisberger could be asked to undergo a "clinical evaluation" even if he's not charged.
Additionally, the league can choose to discipline Roethlisberger simlpy for being charged with a crime, regardless of the outcome of the case.
The Steelers' choice to avoid QBs in the draft could be indicative of their faith in backups Charlie Batch (whom they reportedly are looking to re-sign) and Dennis Dixon .
Posted on: March 10, 2010 10:10 am
Edited on: March 10, 2010 10:11 am
The St. Petersburg Times reports that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are actively searching for help at safety, in the wake of free agent Will Allen's departure to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The story notes that the Bucs are interested in meeting with both Gibril Wilson of the Dolphins and Brodney Pool of the Browns.
Pool is currently visiting teams, including the Rams and the Jets, but has yet to latch on with a new team. The Bucs are reportedly looking to meet with him when his schedule allows.
Posted on: February 24, 2010 10:22 am
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Steelers are attempting to retain the services of nose tackle Casey Hampton without the use of their franchise tag, but they aren't ruling that out as a last resort.
If the Steelers tag Hampton, it will lock him down as a Steeler for a minimum of one more season and guarantee him a salary comparable to those of the highest paid linemen in the league.
The story noted that tagging Hampton would avert the short-term possibility of losing him to another team and buy the Steelers some negotiating time if they plan to offer him a more extensive long term deal.
Posted on: November 23, 2009 3:13 pm
According to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, the team is waiting for medical tests to determine whether Ben Roethlisberger's head injury in Sunday's overtime loss will keep him out of the showdown with the Baltimore Ravens.
Coach Mike Tomlin said Roethlisberger sustained a "concussion-oriented thing."
Tomlin also said Roethlisberger probably would not have returned to the game if the Steelers had taken possession again.
Posted on: November 20, 2009 11:19 am
The Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports that Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu was not allowed to speak to the media about his injury on Wednesday after showing up at practice wearing a large leg brace.
Polamalu did not participate in practice on Wednesday.
Steelers team spokesman Dave Lockett informed the media that Polamalu would not answer any questions regarding the injury, which is expected to keep him out of the Steelers' game against the Chiefs this week and had ben previously reported as a PCL sprain.
Posted on: July 21, 2009 2:26 pm
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the complaint alleges Ben Roethlisberger's assault occurred July 11, 2008, in the quarterback's room in the Harrah's hotel in Lake Tahoe.
The plaintiff, a hotel employee, said she had a few brief conversations at the hotel with Mr. Roethlisberger while he was in town for a celebrity golf tournament.
During one of those conversations, he allegedly told her his TV wasn't working and later called her to ask her to fix it. Although she wasn't a technician, she decided to go to the quarterback's room to see what she could do when she couldn't locate a repair person.
When she got to the room, she found the TV was working.
Posted on: July 2, 2009 11:14 am
Steelers tight end Heath Miller has the size (6’5”) mixed with his soft hands and good speed, which makes him a nice target for any quarterback.
Unfortunately for the salary-cap strapped Steelers, it also makes him a hot commodity on the free-agent market, according to the Steelers Examiner.
Miller was drafted in 2005 out of the University of Virginia.
He is in the last year of a five year contract and can test the free agent waters once the 2009-2010 season comes to an end.
Along with Miller, the team must also decide on whether they want to try to keep nose tackle Casey Hampton, defensive end Brett Keisel, free safety Ryan Clark, and cornerbacks William Gay and Deshea Townsend, all of who will be free agents after this season.
Wide receiver Santonio Holmes will be looking for an extension soon as well.
Unless the Steelers decide to let a couple of these key players relocate, or they take a discount, there will not be enough cap space available to sign Miller.
Posted on: May 20, 2009 11:35 am
Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najeh Davenport chased a suspected car thief who, police said, drove off in his 1970 Chevrolet Impala when he left it running outside his Carrick home.