The Steelers began their third week of OTAs - one before mini-camp, two after – without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
And that's looking like it will be the norm for the remainder of the process. It does not appear that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is in any hurry to reinstate Roethlisberger anytime soon.
Perhaps that's a good thing since Roethlisberger showing up at an OTA at this point would be a major, major distraction.
Who knows? Maybe the Steelers have asked the NFL to drag its feet on this one.
With Roethlisberger still MIA, Byron Leftwich and Dennis Dixon split snaps with the first offensive unit.
I'm not a fan of counting snaps, so I don't do it. But I'd guess it was about a 60-40 split in favor of Leftwich.
© James Harrison and Aaron Smith skipped workouts today.
Veteran Andre Frazier stepped into the No. Okie, while rookie Jason Worilds backed him on the second unit.
Ziggy Hood replaced Smith.