Daily Archives: January 4, 2012

Redman ready to carry the load

(Click for injury update) When Isaac Redman first arrived in Pittsburgh in 2009 he was a little known back from Bowie State, a rookie free agent with nothing more than an outside shot of making the…

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Carter on IR; Spann activated

Chris Carter Placed on the Reserve/Injured List;
Chad Spann Added to Active Roster

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Steelers Add RB Chad Spann to the Active Roster

With injuries all over the place, the Steelers have promoted running back Chad Spann from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.

Originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent out of Northern Illinois, the 5-foot-8, 202-pound Spann had eight carries for 31 yards, one reception for 25 yards, returned four kickoffs for 67 yards and had one special teams tackle for the Colts in the preseason, but was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury in Week 1.

Waived with an injury settlement, Spann worked out for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on October 17 and was signed to their practice squad, where he spent a month before he was released. Spann joined the Steelers’ practice squad in the middle of December.

Linebacker Chris Carter (hamstring) has been placed on injured reserve to add Spann to the roster. The Steelers have also added running back Albert Young to the practice squad.

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Roethlisberger suffered setback on injured ankle, will play vs. Denver

Ben Roethlisberger suffered a setback with his high ankle sprain early during the third quarter of Sunday’s game against Cleveland, but said he will play against Denver in the AFC wild-card game.

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Roethlisberger has ‘setback’ with bum ankle

As if the Steelers didn’t have enough bad news with injuries lately as they prepare to open the playoffs Sunday in Denver, now comes more: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s sprained ankle took a setback Sunday during their game in Cleveland.

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Steelers sign running back to replace Mendenhall

The Steelers have signed running back Chad Spann from the practice squad to replace injured Rashard Mendenhall on the 53-man roster.

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5 Burning Questions Steelers vs. Broncos Wild Card Edition


The Cincinnati Benglas failed to take care of business (no surprise there) but the Steelers victory over the Browns gave them a 12-4 record more than gets them into the playoffs. It also gives us plenty of material for our 5 Burning Questions Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Denver Broncos Wild Card Edition.

1. Neal Coolong described a private jersey ritual he will observe to honor Hines Ward’s 1,000 catch achievement. The Steelers, have only officially retired Ernie Stautner’s jersey, but have an unofficial rule that numbers 12, 32, 52, 58, 59*, and 75 do not get re-issued. Do you think number 86 needs to join that elite group?

2. Antonio Brown has had a sensational season, but nonetheless was a surprise winner of the Steelers 2011 MVP award. Do you think Brown has done enough to deserve the award, and if not who should have gotten it?

3. Ryan Clark and his doctors had apparently had a plan in place that would allow him to play at Denver. Given how thin Pittsburgh suddenly is at defensive back, do you think that Mike Tomlin is right not to play Clark?

4. The Steelers are also mighty thin at running back. Hines Ward played tail back his sophomore season at Georgia. If, God forbid, Pittsburgh should suffer another injury at running back during the playoffs should they consider lining Ward up in the backfield?

5. Name one player on each side of the ball that must step up his game for the Steelers run at Lombardi Number Seven to be successful.

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6. Seneca Wallace hurt the Steelers defense plenty with his scrambling ability. What must the Steelers defense do to stop Tim Tebow from doing the same?

There you go folks. Remember, to get full credit, you must “show your work.” Enjoy!

*The astute ones will note that number 59 was indeed reassigned in 1984 – Since it has been out of circulation since then I can only assume this was an oversight. (Interestingly enough, Donnie Shell’s number (31) went over a decade without being worn by another player.)

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Mike Tomlin Press Conference – 1/3

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Ryan Clark Discusses Not Playing In Denver, How He’ll Help Team Prepare

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Andrew Fillipponi and Clark opened things up discussing the number one question on everyone’s mind regarding Ryan, his status for this week’s game against the Broncos and how he’s dealing with the news that he won’t be allowed to play.

Clark wanted to play because it’s the playoffs, but Coach Tomlin made the decision saying he wouldn’t let his son play under these circumstances, so he won’t let him play despite team doctor’s clearing him.

Given that he’s not playing this week because of his sickle-cell trait, Ryan told us what his week will be like leading up to the game, and how he’ll be working on the scout team to help his teammates get ready.

Ryan also talked about the Broncos offense saying it’s an “unorthodox” NFL offense because you’ll get your Quarterback killed running it.

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