In addition to the three players the Steelers selected, they also picked up a new, unnamed mascot, shown with new uniform model Hines Ward in a recent publicity shot.
The new mascot will have a tremendous variety of duties, including public appearances, generating fan enthusiasm, and impersonating Bill Cowher:
Here's what we know about the mascot:
--He is no relation to previous mascot "The Terrible Fan"
--He is a distant cousin of the Pittsburgh Mauler mascot:
--Despite the perceived presence of this "distraction", Dan Rooney insists that another sideshow, cheerleaders, will not be coming to Heinz Field anytime soon.
--You can take your shot at giving this unnamed mascot a name at the Steelers' website