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 went into team scrimmage three different times Monday because, as Coach Bill Cowher explained, the team committed so many minor penalties Saturday night. <br><br>So Cowher had them working as a team and the focus was evident, the tempo crisp. <br><br>Here are the notes:
August 16, 2004
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
The Pittsburgh Steelers; many times they leave you wondering what they were thinking of after April's draft but to their credit, the organization is always competitive…and that's the bottom line. What would they do to sure up the squad this time around on draft weekend?
July 6, 2003
The TV sports anchor was full of Pittsburgh Steelers spirit as he pumped rookie free agent Phil Braxton for an equally enthusiastic response. <br><br> Braxton, a native of nearby Vanderbilt Township, Connellsville Area High School and West Virginia University, was now here, in the Steelers' locker room. Was this a dream come true or what?
June 13, 2003