Geez, you go away for a week during the offseason and all kinds of things happen.
The Steelers picked up a pair of fifth-round picks and one seventh in compensatory draft choices. That's pretty much what everyone assumed they'd get for losing Nate Washington, Bryant McFadden and Byron Leftwich.
It gives Pittsburgh 10 picks in this year's draft and I'll be shocked if they make all 10. With the two extra fifth-round selections, they could likely move a fourth and a fifth to pick up an extra third, or a third and a fifth to move up in the third round. You get the idea.
The Steelers now have additional options.
© In another unsurprising move, Charlie Batch is back with the Steelers, signed to a two-year deal.
The Steelers like Batch because he's comfortable in his role, knows the offense and is very active in the community. But, regardless of the Batch re-signing, Dennis Dixon is now the No. 2 quarterback.
That's important because of the charges that still hang over Ben Roethlisberger's head.
© Things are still crawling along slowly with the Roethlisberger situation. The fact that there have not been any charges filed remains a positive sign for Roethlisberger.
The Steelers are obviously not happy with their quarterback and neither is commissioner Roger Goodell.
Goodell said he'll meet with Roethlisberger at some point to discuss the situation.
Some are calling it a double standard - with racial preferences coming into play - but that's silly.
Again, Roethlisberger's first sexual assault accusation has the look and feel of a money grab, pure and simple. And there is still no real proof that any assault occurred in the Georgia case.
Doesn't mean Roethlisberger won't still draw a suspension or fine of some sort from the league. But to do so at this point would be premature, to say the least.
© There are rumors that the Steelers could be interested in acquiring Byron Leftwich via a trade with Tampa Bay. The only way that happens is if all hell breaks loose with Roethlisberger and he's charged and suspended.