Posted June 13, 2012 on AP on Fox
Steelers running back Baron Batch was making a name for himself during training camp last summer when one bad step last summer ended his rookie season before it even really began. The former seventh round draft pick tore the ACL in his left knee while making a cut. Less than 10 months later, Batch is back on the field for minicamp. On Tuesday, he was allowed to practice without the protective blue jersey he'd worn during organized team activities. Batch called switching back to his normal white jersey another step in the process toward being cleared for contact when training camp begins in July. The 5-foot-10, 210-pound Batch could thrive as a third-down back under offensive coordinator Todd Haley's new system. Batch caught 143 passes during his career at Texas Tech.

Ben Roethlisberger Says He’s Not Going To Change His Game

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger met the media on Wednesday following the morning mini-camp practice and answered questions about his age, style of play, the offense and of course Mike Wallace. The Steelers quarterback was asked if anyone has every told him in the past to just go down and take a hit or run out of bounds. "Yeah, all the time. My mom, my wife...

2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Minicamp – Day One News, Notes & Recap

The Pittsburgh Steelers had their first day of the 2012 mandatory mini-camp on Tuesday and below is the initial recap of media reports on Twitter made by Mark Kaboly, Scott Brown, Will Graves, Gerry Dulac, Mike Prisuta and DVE Radio. As expected, restricted free agent wide reciver Mike Wallace was not in attendence on Tuesday as day one of mini-camp got underway. Also as expected...

Steelers Littergate: Anti-litter Group Should Use Sanders Mistake As Teaching Opportunity

Let me start this post off by saying that I have littered before. I have done it more than once in my life as well. Not recently mind you, but I have done it. In addition, I have never been ticketed or fined for it. Boy, that feels good to get that off my chest. It seems that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio Brown have also littered in their past as...

Steelers Sign Long Snapper Matt Katula

Scott Smith from XAM Sports reports this morning on Twitter that the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed long snapper Matt Katula to a one-year contract. Smith represents Katula. There is no word who was released to make room on the 90 man roster for Katula as of yet. Katula had reportedly worked out for the Steelers in May. LS Matt Katula and the #Steelers have agreed to terms on...

Art Rooney II on Mike Wallace: “He should be here”

Getty Images Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II had a message for wide receiver Mike Wallace who’s currently holding out for a new contract, after the Steelers tagged him as a restricted free agent. “He should be here,” Rooney said, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Rooney has a point since the Steelers are installing a brand new offense with the addition of offensive...

Leftwich wins longest throw competition; Kirby Wilson returns

-B- The Steelers wrapped up their mini-camp today with a little bit of fun. The quarterbacks had a longest throw competition and the winner was big Byron Leftwich, who bested Troy Smith in the last round with a throw of over 70 yards. Pretty impressive. No word if Roethlisberger participated or how far he threw.  -B- Speaking of Big Ben, he was ranked the 30th best player in...

WR scrapped from litter campaign

Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders was scrapped as the face of an anti-littering campaign after he was fined for failing to put out the trash properly, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. Sanders appeared earlier in the week in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court alongside teammate Antonio Brown as the pair pleaded guilty to leaving boxes behind a private dumpster in the Beltzhoover...

Steelers' Sanders, Brown plead guilty... of littering

News is slow at this time of the offseason. We all know it. That's why the following is such a huge deal for Steelers fans. Wide receivers Emmanuel Sanders and Antontio Brown pleaded guilty on Monday to leaving boxes by a private dumpster. You read that right. They pleaded guilty -- to leaving boxes -- by a dumpster. We'll just go ahead and ignore the fact that they actually...

Art Rooney II on Mike Wallace: “He should be here.”

The Mike Wallace ordeal has been the talk and focus of the Pittsburgh Steelers off-season thus far. From Wallace asking for outrageous money from teams interested in him as a free agent, to his walk of shame back to the ‘Burgh after no teams would pony up that kind of dough, #17 has been the talk of the town. The date to watch is June 15th, as that is the deadline for Wallace to...

Little talk between Steelers and Mike Wallace

Restricted free agent Mike Wallace is absent from the Steelers’ mandatory minicamp. The word “mandatory” is a little misleading because it’s only mandatory if a player is under contract, which Wallace, who has yet to sign his restricted free agent tender, is not currently, so the Steelers can’t fine him. However, they can reduce his tender value from 2.742 million to 577...

Casey Hampton believes he’ll be ready for the season opener

Getty Images Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Casey Hampton indicated on Wednesday that he’s still optimistic that he’ll be ready for week one of the regular season–after tearing his ACL in his left knee back in January. “I’m planning on coming back for the season,” Hampton said Wednesday, per “That’s what I’m looking at. That’s realistic for me. I don’t...
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