It was an interesting morning with LaMarr Woodley saying the Steelers have opened negotiations with him on a new deal and then saying that the date for the league year to begin could be moved to next Tuesday.
That would mean a bunch of players would be unable to practice tomorrow as planned. They have unable to practice, waiting for a new CBA to be ratified. That has obviously not happened.
© Ryan Clark explained that the Steelers won't OK a deal that doesn't take the fining and suspension powers away from Roger Goodell.
A majority vote on the new CBA, however, is all that is needed.
© The Steelers on Wednesday worked extensively with their tight ends catching passes. Tuesday was a big day for those guys in terms of blocking.
The team is looking hard at who is going to be Heath Miller's backup.
© Somehow a rumor surfaced that the Steelers were making some kind of moves at quarterback.
Byron Leftwich, however, continues to get the second-team snaps. Charlie Batch has gotten precious little work.
That's not uncommon for Batch, but with Dennis Dixon set to return – either Thursday or next Tuesday – I have to believe he bumps Batch.
© Emmanuel Sanders was still in a walking boot, but was off the crutches today.
© Keenan Lewis was back at practice today after sitting out with hamstring issues.