Big Lead Sports Bar

9/08/2009

STEELER NEWS AND NOTES



--Justin Hartwig signed a four-year extension for $10 million, plus a $2.1 million bonus. Combined with the signings of Max Starks and Chris Kemoeatu, that's $56.3 million committed to the trio of o-linemen in the last six months. Yeah, it's yet another instance of those cheap Rooneys not spending any money again. [Ken Laird Blog]

--Nate Washington is so excited to face the Steelers that he can't sleep. He's been busy tipping the Titans to all sorts of things about his old team, which is a nice touch. But turnabout is fair play: the Steelers sign recent Tennessee castoff Tuff Harris to the practice squad. Take that, Jeff Fisher. [PG]

--Meanwhile, Skippy Reed turned down a contract offer from the team that his agent deemed "much too low", which means he will go into the season without a new deal. I can only wonder what is considered "much too low" for a kicker. [CBS Sportsline]

--Lawrence Timmons did not practice today, which means he's likely out for Thursday. Keyaron Fox, come on down! [PG]

--ESPN 1250 is having 10-plus hours of coverage on Thursday leading up to kickoff. They were going to have 12 hours of coverage, but someone suggested that might be too much for a regular season game. [ESPN 1250]

--The Steelers' 2008 highlight DVD, "Brothers and Champions" is now on sale at area McDonald's restaurants. The cost is $7.99 with the purchase of any extra value meal and proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House. [Reviewonline.com]

--You can guarantee that Anthony Smith was cut by the Green Bay Packers. But fear not, he's already been signed by the Rams. [Fanhouse; NBC Sports]

--Kendall Simmons has found a home with the New England Patriots, making him the first man to block for both Ben Roethlisberger and Tom Brady. [Patriots.com]

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3 comments:

Kevin said...

--Kendall Simmons has found a home with the New England Patriots, making him the first man to block for both Ben Roethlisberger and Tom Brady.

You mean the first man to line up in front of Ben and Brady, as I wouldn't refer to what Simmons does as "blocking"

SantoGold said...

Thats too funny Kevin!

art said...

Sheetz stepped up their security measures anticipating an angry Skippy looking to take out his frustration on their restrooms.