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

Steelers TE Tuman placed on PUP

In a surprise move, the Steelers placed starting tight end Jerame Tuman on the Physically Unable to Perform list because of an inflammation in his right elbow that required surgery Saturday.
July 31, 2004

Reporting Day quotebook

<b>LATROBE -- </b>Some of the conversations with the key players of reporting day were just too good not to use in transcript form. So we proudly present Hines Ward, Plaxico Burress and Kevin Colbert, with a little Jerome Bettis for good measure.
July 30, 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: Brandon Calton

Brandon Calton is 6 feet 2, 291 pounds and just about all of it leans forward into his locker as he sits on a stool. The object of this rookie nose guard's attention is, of course, the Steelers' playbook.<br><br> "Yeah, it's spinning," Calton said of a head that's buried in two hands. "This morning's been crazy - all these plays. They put so many plays in the first meeting."
June 21, 2004