Thursday, June 28, 2012

Steelers Release Lindsey; Batch vs. Rainey; No Steerlers in Top 15; Hoke and Smith To Chair 5K Race

Steelers Release Brandon Lindsey

Steelers waived Brandon Lindsey of Pitt and signed former LSU lineback Ryan Baker.

Baker, at 5'11", 232 pounds, is considered a long shot to make the team since the Steelers are deep in linebackers that includes Sean Spence from Miami.
(CBS Sports)

RB's Batch and Rainey In Competition

It's no secret that the backfield of the Steelers is facing some challenges with Mendenhall rehabing a torn ACL he suffered last January. This leaves Baron Batch and Chris Rainey competing in the backfield.

Both have an excellent chance of making the roster considering their speed and good hands.

Rainey appears to have a slight advantage due largely to his kick-return ability. On the other hand, offensive coordinator, Tod Haley, likes what he sees in Batch. Batch lacks Rainey's speed, but he's bigger and Tomlin likes his overall attitude to play the game.
(Steel Curtain)

NFL Network: No Steelers In Top 15

The NFL Network's ranking of top players---voted on by players---resulted in no Steelers in the top 15 of rankings. Aaron Rodgers was voted on as the top player in the NFL, followed by Drew Brees.

All I have to say to those NFL players who voted---look down.

Hoke and Smith To Chair The 24th Annual Gatorade/Steelers 5K Race

Former Steelers Chris Hoke and Aaron Smith will be returning to Pittsburgh on September 2, 2012, to chair the 24th Annual Gatorade/Steelers 5K race. The race benefits  the Art Rooney Scholarship Fund. A $12,000 scholarship in Rooney's name is presented annually to a three graduating seniors on the North Side---Oliver, Perry and North Catholic.

Hoke and Smith were key figures in the Steelers winning two Super Bowls and three AFC Championships.

66 Day Until Steelers Football--Hooah!!!