This week’s six points looks back at Pittsburgh’s final preseason game as well as the final cuts made on Saturday afternoon as the team prepares its final roster with opening day just over a week away.
09/03/2011 - 20:18
Butler, Hills among players cut
09/03/2011 - 19:23
Warren, Grisham, Lyons, Ivy and Malecki among cuts
09/03/2011 - 01:09
Charlie Batch was sharp early, connecting on 6-of-8 passes for 59 yards, and Jonathan Dwyer rushed 13 times for 88 yards and a score as the Steelers downed Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers 33-17 in the final game of the exhibition season.
09/02/2011 - 00:06
While the third preseason game is always considered to be a team’s most important test before the season, the fourth preseason game is the final staging ground for position battles and roster spots. Two such position battles could be locked up by this week’s players to watch.
09/01/2011 - 15:57
Quarterback will be the focus of Pittsburgh's preseason finale, as the Steelers travel to Charlotte to take on the Carolina Panthers. Charlie Batch and Dennis Dixon are entangled in a battle to become Big Ben's back-up, while Panthers' rookie Cam Newton will get tested by the ferocious Steelers defense.
08/31/2011 - 11:21
Connellsville's McCrae among those cut
08/30/2011 - 17:39
The future of Byron Leftwich, at least for this season, is up in the air after a gruesome arm injury that sent the quarterback to the locker room in tears on Saturday. Some reporters believe that he’ll be able to come back this season and some believe his injury will land him on injured reserve.
08/29/2011 - 19:44
Deadline to get to 80 is Tuesday
08/28/2011 - 20:56
Antonio Brown racked up 137 yards on four receptions, including two long touchdown passes as the Steelers rolled over the Falcons 34-16 in the third preseason game. Ben Roethlisberger passed for 214 yards and was 11-of-16 on the night. Second-year corner Crezdon Butler iced the game early in the fourth quarter with a 95-yard interception return.
08/27/2011 - 22:53
The third preseason is always pegged as the most important exhibition game, as the first-team units generally play into the second half. Here are a few players, some of whom will technically be “first-team,” to watch out for Saturday night against the Falcons.
08/26/2011 - 18:04
The Steelers host Atlanta on Saturday night in the third game of the preseason, the exhibition game that coaches usually treat more seriously than the others. The Falcons come to town having added Alabama wideout Julius Jones to their already-potent offense.
08/25/2011 - 18:11
The Steelers have signed linebacker Lawrence Timmons to a six-year contract that will keep him with the team through the 2016 season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, though reports indicated the contract was worth in excess of $50 million.
08/23/2011 - 14:40
James Harrison’s biggest problem isn’t the disrespect for authority he wears so brazenly on his bare chest. The NFL has plenty of those type players who flourish and make loads of cash for themselves and their teams.
08/22/2011 - 22:35