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
<b>LATROBE --</b> The Steelers aren't exactly running amok, but they're far from being stuck in the muck these days.<br><br> In the first halves of their two preseason games, and minus the 65-yard fake punt by Troy Polamalu, the Steelers have grinded out 158 yards on 41 carries, an average of 3.9 yards per rush.
August 22, 2004
<b>LATROBE --</b> Ben Roethlisberger practiced for his first time at training camp and the media came out in droves. It's a story you'll see all night and tomorrow morning, particularly since tonight's practice downtown will end too late for new stories. <br><br>I admit I'll be doing such a story, so instead of delving too deeply into Roethlisberger's practice, we'll take more of a play-by-play approach right here and now in the practice report.