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>BILL COWHER</b> <br><br> OK, just a couple of roster updates. We released Shane Walton this morning and we're in the process of placing Kendall (Simmons) and Zamir Cobb on injured reserve. If it doesn't get done today it'll probably be done tomorrow. Zamir suffered a fractured ankle, had successful surgery yesterday, so he will be done obviously for the year.
August 23, 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
<b>LATROBE -</b> The Steelers signed outside linebacker Adrian Ross, 29, to a one-year contract.<br><br> The Steelers made the offer just before camp opened, but Ross waited until Saturday to agree, even though the Cincinnati Bengals had made him a recent contract offer after a run of injuries at the position.
August 8, 2004
They are the stars of the Steelers' offense and they know it. <br><br> No, not the running backs or quarterbacks, but the wide receivers. <br><br> In Hines Ward, Plaxico Burress and Antwaan Randle El, the Steelers have three very talented, sometimes electrifying performers. They also have three interesting characters.
July 26, 2004
The first thing that comes to your mind when you meet Huey Whittaker is how big he is. <br><br> How can a man this big be a wide receiver? <br><br> At 6-foot-4, 235 pounds, Whittaker is as big as most linebackers. <br><br> Plaxico Burress is big. Whittaker is huge.
June 21, 2004