Steelers release players, DE to IR

FB J.T. Wall, RB Dante Brown, RB Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala CB Hank Poteat, WR Khori Ivy and DE David Upchurch all have been released. More to come on how the roster has shaped up and thoughts behind them.
August 31, 2003

Post-game quotebook

<b>BILL COWHER:</b> I thought it was a good effort coming off the short week. There was some sturdy play in the first half. There were some good things and I thought they played hard in the second half.
August 22, 2003

Cutting the roster

While Steelers head coach Bill Cowher has until Tuesday to trim the team's roster to 65 players and until Aug. 31 to get down to the regular season limit of 53, he need not take even that long. <br><br>In reality, there are only a few roster spots open on this team and, for the most part, those spots have already been claimed. <br><br>Here's one man's look at the Steelers' 53-man roster:
August 20, 2003

Day 2 Camp Notes, The Dirt

A player practices well one day and tanks the next. And then a guy you counted out steps up and grabs a roster spot. Erik Totten was my man yesterday, but then a guy named Troy Polamalu flew in and stole all the thunder. Sometimes the order of things before camp even begins is the best guide to how the final roster will shake out.
July 29, 2003

Monday's Training Camp Notes

Jeff Reed made 17 of 19 field goals as a rookie last season to finish second in the NFL in field-goal percentage behind Adam Vinatieri. <br><br> Reed obviously is quite accurate but he may not even be the most accurate kicker on his team this summer. His competition at training camp, former Groza Award winner Jonathan Ruffin, put on a display of accuracy Monday afternoon that might rival any kicker in the NFL -- Vinatieri included.
July 29, 2003

Camp Notes: Day 1 ... The Dirt

The pads are finally back on and the players seem just as anxious as the fans to see some hitting. Loud mouth Bettis, laid back Spike, and the X-man have all returned for another round football during the dog days of summer. While I have some difficulty following three rings (sometimes four or five) of practice, here are some impressions of the first open practice of camp.
July 28, 2003

Grading The Players - Wide Receivers

Following is a series grading the players and strength of position for the 2003-04 Pittsburgh Steelers.<br><br> Today: Wide Receivers
July 2, 2003