Practice squad announced

The Steelers released the names of their practice squad today, and all nine players are familiar to fans, since all nine worked with the team at training camp.

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers signed eight players to their practice squad today, giving them a total of nine practice squad players, including one who is part of the NFL's International Player Development Program.

Each of the practice squad players participated in the team's training camp, including TE Jon Dekker, DE Orien Harris, RB Cedric Humes, QB Omar Jacobs, FB John Kuhn, CB Anthony Madison, DE Shaun Nua and OT Brandon Torrey. Wide Receiver Marvin Allen, who is part of the NFL's International Player Development Program, will remain on the Steelers practice squad through the entire 2006 season.

NFL clubs could not sign players to their practice squad until noon Sunday (Sept. 3).


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