Friday, July 31, 2009

Steelers roll in

The Steelers have arrived here at Saint Vincent College ready to roll into training camp 2009.

No real surprises today - as usual on this, the most non-eventful day of the football season.

There were some unsubstantiated reports that Michael Vick was dropped off by a taxi cab at the team's practice facility in Pittsburgh. Those are false. The team is not interested in Vick.

One thing that is still cooking are contract extensions.

In addition to continuing talks with safety Ryan Clark, the team remains in negotiations with defensive end Brett Keisel.

Also of note is that offensive lineman Trai Essex said he's been led to believe he'll get every shot to unseat Darnell Stapleton at right guard.

As for now, I'm off to the run test. It appears the team is relenting a bit on closing the test to the media and will allow us to watch from the hillside above - as we did last year.

No players will be made available afterward, however.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Talking contract with keisel eh, maybe they are looking at ziggy replacing casey at nose or maybe smith on the other end. Smith is a little older than keisel with more football wear and tear...although he hasnt shown it

Viz-Burgh said...

So Dale, did Casey fit through the dorm doorways when he showed up? Or will we be watching 2 weeks of the Big Hamp Low Impact Aerobics Show on the lower field again this year?

datruth4life said...

Jim Wexell said on his Twitter that Hampton looks like he has lost about 40 lbs. He also said Essex and Colon have both lost weight and appear in better shape.

So Dale, the Steelers are talking contract extension with Reed, Clark and Keisel?

Anonymous said...

I hope Keisel gets a deal! Thanks for the update Dale.

Anonymous said...

Wexell is reporting that team is in talks with Brett and Jeff Reed.

Dan G. Switzer, II said...

@Dale:

Is Wexell's twitter user name jimwexell?

Also, are you tweeting at all? If so, what's user name?

Anonymous said...

http://twitter.com/jimwexell

Dale Lolley said...

I am not tweeting. As for Jim's tweet, I think he has the link for it up on the SteelCityInsider pay site.

Everybody made it fine through the run test, including Casey.