The heat index reached 95 here today just prior to a storm rolling in after the afternoon practice and it felt every bit of that.
Newly signed running back Dwayne Wright and defensive lineman Scott Paxson both came down with heat-related cramps, while defensive lineman Sunny Harris also came out for a while before returning to practice.
Rashard Mendenhall was back in full practice today after doing only team drills Tuesday.
Casey Hampton continues to work only on positional drills.
© Perhaps the scariest play for the Steelers came in one-on-one defensive line/offensive line blocker drills when Aaron Smith got suplexed by Flozell Adams.
It was an obvious hold and Smith took it easy on the pass rush the rest of the way. The Steelers don't need him to get hurt again, especially by one of his own teammates.
© Byron Leftwich and Ben Roethlisberger continue to split time with the first-team offense, with Dennis Dixon running the second unit and Charlie Batch getting pretty much no reps in the 11-on-11 drills.
When is the posturing going to end and Mike Tomlin just simply going to name Leftwich his starter?