Q&A: Jim Jones

PITTSBURGH -- Alan Faneca and his wife Julie gave birth to their first child on June 3, but they also nurtured the fledgling career of Jim Jones, who filled in for Faneca at left guard most of camp. Jones talked about the spring and what it means for his future:
June 16, 2005

Breaking down the Steelers / Offensive line

The 2004 Pittsburgh Steelers intrigued us, made us smile and surprised even their harshest critics. <br><br> Ultimately, however, they disappointed.
February 7, 2005

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

Notebook: Adibi heads cut list

<b>PITTSBURGH -</b> The last 11 fifth-round picks made by the Steelers lasted with the team as rookies, but the streak apparently came to an end Tuesday when fifth-round pick Nathaniel Adibi was cut along with five others.<br><br> The Steelers completed their first round of cuts Tuesday by releasing Adibi, cornerback Terry Fair, wide receivers Freddie Milons and Brian Robinson, defensive tackle David Upchurch and inside linebacker Allen Augustin.
August 31, 2004

Bill Cowher Press Conference

<b>BILL COWHER</b> <br><br> First of all, this morning we have released Terry Fair and we have five more moves to make by 4 p.m. today and it will be done just prior to 4 p.m. today. Everybody will practice and then we'll make our moves accordingly.
August 31, 2004

So far, LeBeau shooting blanks

<b>PITTSBURGH - </b> Under new defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, the Steelers were expected to make big plays in bunches.<br><br> LeBeau, the thinking went, would take these talented Steelers and provide them with a scheme that would improve upon the fewest sacks (35) and turnovers (25) in the Bill Cowher era.
August 30, 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

Game preview: Staley grouchy about return

<b>LATROBE - </b> Duce Staley, new running back for the Steelers, put the cell phone down long enough to talk to reporters about Thursday night's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.<br><br> He should've kept talking on the phone.<br><br> "It's just another preseason game," said the 2002 Eagles Offensive MVP. "I'm looking to go in and get a little more conditioning, learn the offense more and get more playing time because after this game, we've only got one more and then it's live bullets."
August 25, 2004