The Pittsburgh Steelers released linebacker Marcello Church Friday to make room for outside linebacker Matt King, a 6-3, 245-pound rookie from Maine who had been in camp with the Jets this Spring before being released.
What does that say about Church that the team didn’t think he was better than a guy the Jets gave up on two months ago? Not much.
Sean Mahan missed practice this afternoon to attend to personal issues. No word on what those issues were, but it did cause an interesting shift on the offensive line.
With Mahan MIA, Kendall Simmons and Marvin Phillip shared time with the second-team offensive line. I don’t know what that means for Phillip that they didn’t trust him to run with the second team by himself, but it can’t be all that good either.
It was another practice lacking in overall intensity as the team spent most of the session going over the little things with little to no hitting.
Mike Lorello had a nice leaping pick of Ben Roethlisberger in the end zone as the team worked on its two-minute offense, appearing out of nowhere to snatch a pass in front of Nate Washington. It was a nice athletic play.