TribLIVE

| Sports

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

Steelers notebook: Team hasn't called on Keisel, Harrison yet

Email Newsletters

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

'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.

By Alan Robinson
Monday, July 28, 2014, 7:54 p.m.
 

• The Steelers haven't made any move to bring back longtime defensive starters Brett Keisel and James Harrison, who are unsigned. But general manager Kevin Colbert said, “We haven't eliminated any players from consideration. You never know what might happen in the preseason and into the season.”

• Shamarko Thomas might not start — at least if Troy Polamalu and Mike Mitchell stay healthy — so cornerback Ike Taylor kiddingly suggests the second-year safety might fit in elsewhere on defense. “You talk about a guy 220 (pounds), running a 4.3 (40) with 6 percent body fat and doesn't mind hitting and being hit. His offseason workouts are unbelievable. He doesn't work out with the DBs, he works out with the linebackers. That's how strong Shamarko is.”

• The players' union (NFLPA) estimates the Steelers are about $6 million below the salary cap, but Colbert said it's not that much. He said they benefited from the •$10 million cap bump to $130 million this year. “It allowed us to be more aggressive in free agency and maybe less aggressive on some of the things we were going to have to do to get in (cap) compliance,” Colbert said.

• Rookie linebacker Jordan Zumwalt was bothered Monday by a tight groin. Running back Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) and wide receiver C.J. Goodwin (shoulder) sat out and remain day to day. Safety Mitchell (groin) and running back Alvester Alexander (groin) did running drills with the training staff.

— Alan Robinson

Camp schedule

Tuesday: Players day off; campus closed to public

Wednesday: 3 p.m.

Thursday: 3 p.m.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Steelers

  1. Steelers’ Harrison awaits go-ahead from Tomlin before practicing
  2. Slot cornerback Boykin should give Steelers options in secondary
  3. Inside the Steelers: Roethlisberger strong in goal-line drills
  4. Steelers notebook: WR Bryant sidelined after minor procedure on right elbow
  5. Ability to clog the trenches crucial to Steelers defense
  6. Steelers notebook: Officials discuss new game ball procedures
  7. After early criticism, Haley has Steelers offense poised to be even better
  8. Steelers swap draft pick for Eagles cornerback
  9. Steelers notebook: Injuries finally become issue at training camp
  10. Inside the Steelers: QB Jones continues to get majority of snaps
  11. Starkey: Garoppolo baffles Steelers