Ike Taylor is getting very close to returning to play, despite having a broken thumb.
Taylor won't play in this weekend's preaseason game against the Falcons, but he still working hard and will be ready to roll in the preseason.
© Bruce Arians said today that Trai Essex, in addition to being capable of playing guard or tackle, is now the Steelers third center.
Everyone worried about that third center position can now rest easily.
The ability of Essex to play multiple positions, including center, which I had forgotten about, could help him lock up a roster spot, despite his late signing.
© David Johnson has locked up the No. 2 tight end position, according to Arians, but the No. 3 spot is wide open.
© Former Steelers cornerback Jack Butler was nominated by the Hall of Fame senior committee for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Considering that no nominee by the senior committee has ever not made the hall, Butler is as good as in.