Steelers notebook: Tomlin unfollows those cut on Twitter
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, 7:36 p.m.
Most of the players released last weekend as the Steelers reached the 53-man roster limit were cut again — by coach Mike Tomlin, who cut them from those he follows on Twitter.
Tomlin follows only 53: his active players, a few who are injured and some team accounts. Not all players have Twitter accounts, which Tomlin plans to monitor all season.
• Only two players cut last weekend were picked up by other teams: Nose tackle Alameda Ta'amu (Cardinals) and linebacker Marshall McFadden (Raiders practice squad). Running back Jonathan Dwyer has yet to find a new team.
• Outside linebacker Jarvis Jones (chest) practiced fully Thursday for the first time since being injured Aug. 24 against Kansas City. Running back Le'Veon Bell (foot) was held out again, and fullback Will Johnson (hamstring) was limited. Tight end Heath Miller again worked on his own.
• Long snapper Greg Warren works with a new punter nearly every season, but he said the transition is seamless. “For me, nothing changes,” said Warren, who said all punters want the ball in nearly the same place. To him, it's more difficult working with a new holder/kicker tandem; he's had only two kickers in Jeff Reed and Shaun Suisham.
• Offensive coordinator Todd Haley continues to be impressed with tight end David Paulson's receiving skills, saying he “has done nothing but impress.” He also mentioned how Paulson is being praised for his special-teams work. “He will have the chance to do some things that are Heath-like,” Haley said. “That's just the type of guy he is.”
• Outside linebackers LaMarr Woodley, Jason Worilds and Jones will rotate to get all three on the field regularly, even though all players prefer to play full-time. “Who wants to come out?” said Worilds, who will start Sunday against Tennessee. “Nobody wants to come out, you know?” Defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau said, “We're definitely going to rotate our linemen and our linebackers, particularly in the early going when you get some of the hot days.”
— Alan Robinson
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