The first cuts are in, and the only minor surprise is the release of cornerback Nashville Dyer. The free agent from Kent State is still eligible to be placed on the five-man practice squad after 4 p.m. on Sept. 1.
August 22, 2003
A player practices well one day and tanks the next. And then a guy you counted out steps up and grabs a roster spot. Erik Totten was my man yesterday, but then a guy named Troy Polamalu flew in and stole all the thunder. Sometimes the order of things before camp even begins is the best guide to how the final roster will shake out.
The Steelers signed two more draft picks, added a wide receiver and released Connellsville's Phil Braxton on the eve of the first day of training camp at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.
Lamar Slade has signed on with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent.<br><br>
Lamar will be taking it to the next level as he tries out for a spot on the Steelers roster.