Steelers notebook: Roethlisberger feels stronger
By Alan Robinson
Published: Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, 7:54 p.m.
• With Le'Veon Bell (knee) and Isaac Redman (pinched nerve) less than 100 percent, the Steelers added running back Jeremy Wright, who ran for 1,485 yards in three seasons at Louisville. He initially signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted rookie. To make room for Wright on the 90-man roster, they cut kicker Danny Hrapmann, who was in camp for a second successive summer. They also reached an injury settlement with former Southern Cal running back Curtis McNeal, who was waived injured last week.
• Rookie outside linebacker Jarvis Jones practiced with the starters for the second time in three days. Jason Worilds got the majority of the snaps Thursday. There has been no hint when the Steelers might choose the season-opening starter at the position formerly manned by James Harrison. Jones said LaMarr Woodley is giving him considerable help as he tries to win the job. “He's always coaching me up on whether I did it good or bad,” Jones said. “He makes sure I'm in the right place to make plays.”
• Worilds was one of five players fined $15,750 by the NFL for various infractions during preseason games last weekend. Worilds was fined for a roughing the passer violation.
• A day after coach Mike Tomlin complained about three mishandled center-quarterback exchanges, rookie quarterback Landry Jones fumbled a snap late in practice.
• Ben Roethlisberger again offered reassurances that he and offensive coordinator Todd Haley get along well. “We have a great relationship, and I think it's going to show this year,” he said.
— Alan Robinson
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Kovacevic: Big Ben’s contract clock ticking
- With so many needs, Steelers can ill afford to miss in draft
- Steelers defense doesn’t make the grade in 2013 review
- Keisel might be at end of Steelers career
- Steelers restructure Brown’s contract to become salary cap compliant
- Steelers’ Worilds signs transition tag
- 6 players the Steelers will be watching at NFL Combine
- Steelers create cap space by re-signing Polamalu, Miller
- Steelers use transition tag on LB Worilds