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Friday, August 16, 2013

Friday news and notes

Both Le'Veon Bell and Isaac Redman were back on the field today for practice, a day after leaving with injuries.

Redman had a stinger that he suffered when he ran into the back of a lineman - and Larry Foote - during a team 11-on-11 drills.

Later, Bell went down in an 11-on-11 drill when he knee appeared to buckle after being run into downfield at the conclusion of a sweep around left end.

@ Ben Roethlisberger said today that the Steelers went into the game last week against the Giants wanting to work on their short passing game and screens against a 4-3 defense.

Antonio Brown's near miss on a 20-yard touchdown catch in the front corner of the end zone came on an option pattern that Brown took deep.

@ The Steelers have not yet opened any negotiations with players heading into the final season of their contract, but look for those talks to begin next week when the team gets back from Washington.

Ryan Clark and Brett Keisel are both guys who could get an extension of a year or two.

The team will likely wait on Emmanuel Sanders, Ziggy Hood, Jason Worilds and Redman and Jonathan Dwyer until they see what kind of production they have in 2013.

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