Five Questions with... Dedrick Roper

Dedrick Roper was one of the pleasant surprises of training camp last year, making the Steelers practice squad as an outside linebacker out of tiny Northwood College. We sat down for five questions with Roper this year.
August 20, 2005

Tales from minicamp

Minicamp is the perfect example of how you can be a million miles away while standing right on top of it. But there are some tales.
May 11, 2005

Breaking down the Steelers/The linebackers

The 2004 Pittsburgh Steelers intrigued us, made us smile and surprised even their harshest critics. <br><br> Ultimately, however, they disappointed.
February 11, 2005

Fresh notes: Minor quibbles/Major questions

From the notebook of a sportswriter who shouldn't complain about the Steelers' final roster but will, as they say, find a way: <BR><BR> <ul> <li> If we were to project last year that the Steelers would enter 2004 season with 10 defensive backs and 10 offensive linemen, we probably would've wondered what took them so long to figure it out.
September 6, 2004

And then there were 53

Willie Parker must have been too fast for the Turk - the person with the task of telling players the head coach wants to speak to him - to catch him.
September 5, 2004