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>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
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