The Steelers are halfway through the preseason so that means we’re that much closer to the real action.
While the Steelers get back to work on the rest of the preseason we’ll be busy looking for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Wednesday, Aug. 24th.
The interviews have been set. Albert Breer of MMQB reports that the NFL will meet with Green Bay Packers Julius Peppers and Clay Matthews on Wednesday, Aug. 24th. According to Breer the NFL will also meet with free agent linebacker Mike Neal on Thursday, Aug. 25th in Chicago.
Steelers linebacker James Harrison will get his meeting with the NFL on Thursday. It’s weird to think that this fight might be over soon. I hope something entertaining happens.
The ‘It” guy this summer so far for the Steelers has to be receiver Eli Rogers. He was signed as an undrafted free agent last year but spent his rookie season sidelined with a foot injury. Teresa Varley tells us how Rogers spent that time learning from guys like Antonio Brown and Heath Miller.
Rogers is coming out every day with something to prove after spending the first year in his life not playing football but instead preparing with veterans and closely watching film. It’s paying off for him so far this summer and we’ll see if it translates into a roster spot and/or a place in this offense.
Steelers fans have always looked at Keenan Lewis like he’s the one that got away. He was drafted by the Steelers in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft out of Oregon State and left for his hometown of New Orleans via free agency in 2012.
Last week the Saints released him and ESPN’s Mike Triplett reports that he’s returning back to Pittsburgh for at least a visit at this point. It couldn’t hurt for the Steelers to give him a try considering that they never seem to not need help in the secondary.
However, his hip injury and age should give the coaching staff plenty of pause. There’s no use signing him if he isn’t ready to contribute Week 1.