Notebook: Gasp! Ben misses practice!

<b>PITTSBURGH -</b> It led off the top of city newscasts last night, but Ben Roethlisberger scoffed at the importance, or lack thereof, after he missed Wednesday's practice.
December 8, 2004

Maddox out 6-8 weeks

<b>PITTSBURGH --</b> The Steelers received perhaps the best possible scenario Monday regarding starting quarterback Tommy Maddox's injured right elbow.
September 21, 2004

On The Sidelines

Talks between linebacker Kendrell Bell's agent, Todd France, and the Steelers over a contract extension have ended. Bell will go through his fourth and final season and then become an unrestricted free agent, unless the Steelers re-sign him after the season. The team follows a philosophy not to negotiate new deals once the regular season starts.
September 2, 2004

Trimming the roster

Steelers director of football operations Kevin Colbert was quick to point out in the aftermath of this year's draft that practice squads were increasing from five to eight players this season. And, Colbert said, the Steelers were taking players in later rounds with that in mind.
August 29, 2004