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

Monday practice report

<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

Positional Battles May Be Key vs. Lions

<b>PITTSBURGH -</B> Despite the recent rash of injuries, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher sounded somewhat optimistic about a number of players and their camp performances. Save the walking wounded, you might think that paring down the roster to the final 53 would be a tough job. Realistically, there are just a few position battles worth watching during the preseason games.
August 14, 2004

Running down the roster

And you thought you could read the Steelers' roster without having an opinion forced upon you. Not here, my friend. We have comments about everyone.
July 25, 2004

Snapshot: Allen Augustin

Allen Augustin thought there must have been another "Hey, Allen" on the team, so he kept walking. But after he heard it again - "Hey, you, Allen Augustin" - he had to stop and turn around.<br><br> "Me?" he asked with a look that said, "Why would a reporter want to talk to the Steelers' last-string linebacker?"<br><br> But Augustin, the middle backer from Florida State, did indeed have a story to tell.
June 26, 2004

Steelers announce rookie free agents

The Steelers added 13 free agents after the draft, and the most recognizable name of the group might be Penn State safety Yaacov Yisrael, a team captain and second-team All-Big Ten player last season.
April 26, 2004