Roster cuts Are In !

The first cuts are in, and the only minor surprise is the release of cornerback Nashville Dyer. The free agent from Kent State is still eligible to be placed on the five-man practice squad after 4 p.m. on Sept. 1.
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

Notebook: O-line finally taking shape

<b>LATROBE – </b> On the last day of training camp, Steelers coach Bill Cowher found irony in the fact he's about to get the first real look at his first-team offensive line. <br><br>"This is the last day of camp and it's like the first day with that whole group out there," he said. "This really is the first time we've had Jeff Hartings and Kendall Simmons together at camp. It was nice to see."
August 20, 2003

Notebook: Fu won't lay down

<b> LATROBE – </b> After Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala pulled his hamstring while covering the opening kickoff, the Steelers' injury-plagued running back found a quiet place on the bench, put his face in his hands and didn't move for a good quarter of football. <br><br> With NFL officials these days, that's a very long time.
August 18, 2003

Steelers: Bill Cowher Press Conference

<b>Bill Cowher:</b> There is only going to be two players that are not going to be available to play Saturday night, Tim Levcik and Jeff Hartings. Everybody else at this time should be available. The plan going into the second preseason game is a half maximum for the starters, maybe less depending on how the game unfolds. We are looking forward to Saturday night.  
August 14, 2003

Hartings MIA

<b>LATROBE - </b> Steelers center Jeff Hartings was missing in action Tuesday as he traveled to Alabama to see renowned specialist Dr. James Andrews about his troublesome knee.
August 12, 2003