Fog of draft clearing

From the notebook of a sportswriter who's sticking the Steelers with a B+ because of the potential superstars at the top of the draft:
April 26, 2004

Pittsburgh Steelers: Roster and Team Report

Pittsburgh opens its season with a bitter rival from the '70s, Oakland, and follows with its biggest rival of the new century, at Baltimore. <br><br>"It's always a good thing to get to your rival game early and get the blood boiling early," team president Art Rooney II said. "So when you open up with the Raiders and then go to the Ravens, I think that will get things started and hopefully have everybody ready to go right away."
April 19, 2004

Brooks re-signed; Nkwenti free

The Steelers re-signed veteran offensive tackle Barrett Brooks to a one-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not released.
April 15, 2004

Okobi remains with Steelers

The Steelers locked up their center of the future by signing restricted free agent Chukky Okobi to a four-year deal worth $6 million, including a $700,000 signing bonus.
March 15, 2004

Notebook: Steelers sign a guy

<b> PITTSBURGH -</b> The exodus of former Detroit Lions to Pittsburgh continued yesterday when the Steelers signed offensive lineman Barrett Brooks to a one-year contract. <br><br> Steelers Coach Bill Cowher sounded less than enthused when asked to discuss his newest player. "Barrett Brooks," was all he said to reporters. <br><br> Cowher was asked to elaborate.
October 22, 2003

Steelers sign two linemen

<b>PITTSBURGH -</b> Looking to solidify their banged up offensive line, the Steelers turned to one old face and one new one, bringing back Josh Burr and signing veteran Barrett Brooks.<br><br> Burr, a second-year player, was signed to the team's practice squad, while Brooks, an eight-year NFL veteran, was added to the active roster.
October 22, 2003