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During last week’s preseason opener, Eagles cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie completely leveled scrambling Steelers quarterback Byron Leftwich, drawing an obvious late-hit penalty, and, to no one’s surprise, the ire of the league. On Friday, Rodgers-Cromartie, who the NFL determined “unnecessarily struck a defenseless player in the head and neck area,” was fined $21,000. The monetary punishment, apparently, is too much for the 26-year-old. “Twenty-one thousand. I ain’t even got that,” Rodgers-Cromartie said, via For the record, he’s set to make more than $1.9 million in the final year of the nearly $16 million contract he signed as a Cardinal in 2008. So, either he’s joking or needs to keep better tabs on his finances. Regardless, DRC (presumably) learned from his mistake and will try to prevent any future occurrences of dirty play. “I won’t hit him no more, I’ll tell you that much,” Rodgers-Cromartie said. “It’s not even a vicious hit . . . shoot, he

Don’t Throw Out Batch With The Mendenhall Bath Water Just Yet

The prevailing sentiment around Steeler Nation since the Pittsburgh Steelers activated running back Rashard Mendenhall from the PUP list on Friday is that second year running back Baron Batch is now on the outside of the bubble looking in and pretty much destined to be a member of the practice squad, assuming he is not picked up by another team. What most people seem to be basing...

Rashard Mendenhall & Casey Hampton Removed From PUP List On Friday

Some fantastic news on the final day of training camp for the Pittsburgh Steelers as Bob Labriola is reporting via Twitter that both running back Rashard Mendenhall and nose tackle Casey Hampton have been removed from the Active PUP list. Mendenhall tore the ACL in his right knee in the Steelers regular season finale last year against the Cleveland Browns, while Hampton tore up...

Preseason Games Are For Evaluation, Not Game-planning

While the Pittsburgh Steelers winning preseason games is nice, it should never be forgotten that these are practice games with the biggest focus of them being on the evaluation of talent. Coaches do not get caught up in game planning very much, if any, for these games, but instead want to look at certain players in certain situations performing basic task required of them on both...

What to Watch For: Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots

Rich Schultz / Getty Images The Philadelphia Eagles will battle a dangerous New England Patriots team in their second preseason game. While there are plenty of questions and training camp battles that remain unsolved, hopefully some clarity can be offered before the NFL season begins. Here are five things I’ll be looking at in this exhibition.   Can Nick Foles Repeat His Performance...

Steelers Linebacker LaMarr Woodley Donates $60,000 to Help Fund School District's Athletic Budget

Becoming a professional athlete has its benefits. The fame, the attention and, of course, the money are all nice side effects of making it to the big leagues in any given sport. For some athletes, however, hitting the big time is also a big deal because it allows them to give back to their community as a thank-you for helping them get to where they are today. LaMarr Woodley, it appears...

Tempered optimism as Casey Hampton and Rashard Mendenhall come off PUP list; still no Jason Worilds

The last day of training camp 2012 for the Steelers was more than just the final day of workouts sequestered at St. Vincent College, as both Casey Hampton and Rashard Mendenhall came off the PUP list. The tweets immediately started flying when the news was released by the teams website this afternoon and with it came the inevitable “are they are ready to play yet? ” and “can’t...

PUP List Shortening for Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers got some good news Friday afternoon as their PUP (physically unable to perform) list shortened with Rashard Mendenhall RB and Casey Hampton NT being activated.

Mike Kakfa’s fractured left hand could open doors

There are two ways to look at Mike Kakfa’s fractured left hand. His absence allows rookie Nick Foles and veteran Trent Edwards to get more playing time and to compete for a job that Kafka has not look capable of filling. Vick will play at least the first half when the Eagles travel to New England on Monday for their second preseason game. Foles will replace Vick under center, followed...

Preseason Week 2 Preview: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Patriots

On this week’s version of preseason Monday Night Football, the Eagles face off against the New England Patriots, a team that handily defeated them, 38-20, in a Week 11 matchup last season.  During that lopsided contest, which was more of a bloodbath than the score may relay because the Patriots were letting go of the gas towards the end of the game, things got so bad that offensive...

Plenty of great tickets still avail!! New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles @ Gillette Stadium on Monday, Aug 20, 2012 - 8:00 PM

Plenty of great tickets still avail!! New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles @ Gillette Stadium on Monday, Aug 20, 2012 - 8:00 PM
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