Steelers Host Training Camp, Team Notes

The Steelers played host to a training camp for boys and girls, 7-14, June 27 to help them develop their football skills. <br><br>For the fourth straight year, the Steelers will play host to a women's training camp at St. Vincent College in Latrobe. The date is August 1 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Women will learn the finer points of passing, receiving, running, blocking, kicking and defensive techniques. Current players and at least three former Steelers will coach them - Rocky Bleier, Mike Merriweather and Mike Wagner. They also will be shown the team's 2003 highlights film, watch afternoon practice and have a dinner. They will receive a videotape of the day's events, a t-shirt, hat and book.

The cost is $75 per person. Women can register at www.steelers.com or by calling 412-697-7713 for more information.

QUOTE: "I haven't had any police calls, haven't had any professors saying, 'This kid mouthed off to us, this guy has six parking tickets.' I don't have any alumni calling me. I haven't had one guy be ineligible or fail a class. I haven't had any mothers calling me. I don't miss that." Steelers QB coach Mark Whipple, a college coach the past 16 years.

PLAYERS RE-SIGNED: OT Barrett Brooks; DT Kendrick Clancy; TE Matt Cushing; WR Chris Doering; LB Clark Haggans; DE Chris Hoke; CB Chidi Iwuoma; FB Dan Kreider; S Mike Logan; C Chukky Okobi; PK Jeff Reed; LS Mike Schneck; OG Keydrick Vincent.

PLAYERS ACQUIRED:
P Chris Gardocki; DT Travis Kirschke; RB Duce Staley; DB Shane Walton; CB Willie Williams.

PLAYERS LOST: S Brent Alexander; DE Rodney Bailey; TE Mark Bruener; LB Jason Gildon; P Josh Miller; OT Mathias Nkwenti; CB Dewayne Washington; RB Amos Zereoue.

DRAFT CHOICES SIGNED: LS Drew Caylor; TE Matt Kranchick; DT Eric Taylor.

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