I'm back from my last week away and am ready to gear things up for training camp.
There was, however, some interesting news while I was away in Virginia.
First, the Steelers re-signed offensive tackle Max Starks to a one-year deal. The next day, they released offensive tackle Jonathan Scott, even though they had room on their roster to keep him around.
The signing of Starks was not surprising. He showed them last year just how valuable he can be when the Steelers played their first few games without him and struggled - with Scott at left tackle.
Starks suffered a knee injury at the end of the season, but is rehabbed and back in shape. His signing allows the team to ease rookie Mike Adams along while learning from a veteran how to play in the NFL.
That will be good for Adams in the long-term.
As for Scott, the Steelers had to keep him around until they were sure Starks would be ready to go.
Once that happened, the Steelers did the honorable thing and released him now, giving him a better chance to hook on with another team.
That's why players respect the team's front office so much.