TribLIVE

| Sports

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Steelers notebook: Polamalu was familiar sight for Clark

Steelers/NFL Videos

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Mark Kaboly podcasts

  • Loading...

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

Monday, July 30, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
 

Troy Polamalu attended all of the Steelers' offseason practices this year for the first time in some time. Being able to see Polamalu during the spring was the reason why teammate and good friend Ryan Clark said people were stunned by his appearance. “Troy is Samoan, and he is the smallest Samoan I have ever seen play football,” he said. “Sometimes he is going to get a little fat. He likes to eat. He always looks like that in the offseason.”

• Being on the physically unable to perform list has given tackle Max Starks time to dissect new coordinator Todd Haley's offense. Starks said Haley's offense is actually more user-friendly once it's learned, unlike that of former coordinator Bruce Arians' playbook. “Sometimes we had one play that meant three different plays. Now there is a name for each one of those plays,” he said.

Maurkice Pouncey said his left ankle is pain-free. He had offseason surgery on the ankle, which caused him to miss a pair of games last year and Super Bowl XLV the season before. Pouncey had bone spurs removed from his ankle, causing instability and pain. “It's good,” he said. “I don't even think about it anymore.”

• Rookie running back Chris Rainey is on the small side, and he isn't taking any chances. Rainey has decided to wear full pads for practice, including thigh and knee pads. “I have to stay safe, man,” he said.

• Not practicing were tight end Heath Miller (ankle). Cornerback Keenan Lewis (shoulder), guard Trai Essex (ankle) and guard David DeCastro (ankle) were injured at practice. None of the injuries is believed to be serious.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Steelers

  1. Steelers’ Wheaton adjusting his game moving to slot receiver
  2. Steelers RB Archer trying to catch up after tough rookie season
  3. IOC urges US to come up with another bid city for 2024 Games
  4. Inside the Steelers: Ventrone suffers right ankle injury
  5. Steelers notebook: Backup QB Gradkowski remains out with shoulder issue
  6. Steelers LB Timmons has grown into leadership role on defense
  7. Steelers notebook: Rookie CB Golson still dealing with left shoulder pain
  8. Rossi: St. Vincent a football sanctuary during Steelers training camp
  9. Steelers RB Bell ready despite being in limbo
  10. Steelers ‘confident’ bid for 2023 Super Bowl in offing