I know everyone's been on pins and needles awaiting this news, so wait no longer.
Your 2010 Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad includes the following players:
TE Eugene Bright, OG Dorian Brooks, S Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith, OT Kyle Jolly, DT Steve McLendon, RB Frank Summers, DE Doug Worthington, and Welker-esque WR Tyler Grisham.
The squad is made up entirely of players who were with the Steelers in camp, and includes a few familiar faces, most notably the once-hyped Frank the Tank Summers, who found himself fifth on a list of four running backs after the late emergence of Jonathan Dwyer. In addition to Summers, I had also pegged Worthington worthy of the Steelers final 53-man roster two weeks ago, so I would consider the young man from Ohio State to have some upside as well.
OL Kraig Urbik, a late Steeler cut, was probably destined for the squad in the team's mind, but his sudden availability set of a tidal wave of waiver claims, with the Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets all attempting to sign the 2009 3rd-round pick.
Urbik ultimately ended up with the Bills based on their lousy 2009 record, which as it turns out was good for something. But based on the waiver-wire activity, it's puzzling to wonder why the Steelers were not able to swing a trade for their latest disappointing draftee, if they even pursued a trade at all.
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