The Latest Buzz
Donovan Woods is the only surprise player to make the team but the injury to Arnold Harrison opened up a roster spot for a player like Woods. He did perform well on special teams. Roy Lewis and Travis Williams are strong candidates to be put on the practice squad. The Steelers like what they saw from both players. The Steelers gave a lot of consideration to keeping Lewis over Anthony Madison. Dallas Baker making the team over Willie Reid shouldn't come as a surprise. The Steelers have valued Baker over Reid since the early goings of training camp.
The Steelers have explored the trade market for Sean Mahan and Max Starks to clear some cap space. A source indicates the Steelers approached the Chicago Bears about Starks and indications are the Bears want nothing to do with Starks' salary. Sean Mahan could become an issue. There is some speculation coming from outsiders that Mahan is very unhappy and has privately demanded a trade. A Steelers source would not confirm this. If the Steelers are able to move Mahan it is a win-win situation for both sides. The Steelers will be able to clear some cap space and address other needs.
I'm hearing the Steelers would like to add a veteran #4 cornerback, if they are able to free some cap space.
The Browns have inquired about Ricky Manning jr and reports indicate there's a possibility they could sign Ty Law.
4:07 p.m. DE Wallace Gilberry of the New York Giants was released today. Gilberry listed at 6ft3 267 lbs was a pass rushing specialist in college and recorded 10 sacks and 27 tackles for loss in 2007 for the Alabama Crimson Tide.
4:00 p.m. The Cincinnati Bengals have cut tackle Willie Anderson, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer
Pete Prisco, CBSSports.com, believes in the Steelers. He states the quarterback position is the main reason Pittsburgh will hold off Cleveland for the division title.
Ex-Steeler and current Carolina Panther, Ricardo Colclough was arrested on Saturday and charged with driving while impaired. No word on whether catching punts was part of the field sobriety test.
3:30 p.m. The agent for Rudi Johnson confirms that his client has been released by the Bengals, according to NFL .com
2:52 p.m. A Steelers source would not not confirm nor deny speculation that Sean Mahan has demanded a trade. The Lions and Rams are exploring the waiver wire for guards.
2:30 p.m. The Steelers have approached the Chicago Bears to gauge trade interest in Max Starks. The Bears have been in the market for a tackle and have been linked to Fred Miller and Wayne Gandy. The salary of Starks remains an issue. In the past 24 hours there has been some speculation that Starks has been telling close associates that he thinks there's a strong chance he won't be a Steeler this season. Well see where this goes.
2:28 p.m. If the right player becomes available the Steelers may go the cornerback route. The first case of business is moving some salary on the offensive line.
2:12 p.m. Travis Thomas from Washington PA, was released by the Browns today. Thomas made a strong case to make the team after gaining 70 yards on 11 carries Thursday night.
1:50 p.m. There are some teams in the market for a tackle. John Clayton reports a few teams are giving Wayne Gandy a strong look. The Vikings could be one of those teams. Clayton expects Gandy to sign soon.
1:40 p.m. The Browns have made a slew of cuts headlined by third year receiver Travis Wilson. Wilson a former third round pick is a talented receiver but hasn't been able to put it all together. He is expected to be picked up very soon. The Cowboys, Titans, Jaguars, Bengals and Raiders are all in the market for a receiver.
1:35 p.m. As expected the Steelers are keeping an very close on the waiver wire. The Chiefs have released 17 including defensive ends Jason Parker and Johnny Dingle.