Found June 25, 2012 on Steelers Depot:
Ravens_training_camp_1004
Last week I speculated that the Pittsburgh Steelers would likely be releasing one of their five quarterbacks soon and Monday we got word that former Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith has been released. The move now means that the Steelers have decided to take Jerrod Johnson to training camp with them as their fourth quarterback. Carrying five quarterbacks in camp was just not likely as there just aren't enough reps to go around. Smith was a longshot at best to beat out Charlie Batch for the number three job, and although Johnson is also a longshot, he has practice squad eligibility should he Read more [...]
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Why Troy Smith, Not Jerrod Johnson, Was Cut

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced yesterday that former Heisman winning quarterback Troy Smith was cut from the team. Smith was fighting for a back-up quarterback job behind Ben Roethlisberger. However, he was fighting an uphill battle from the beginning. Charlie Batch and Byron Leftwich are still o ContinueThe post Why Troy Smith, Not Jerrod Johnson, Was Cut appeared first on SteelBlitz.

Rainey, Spence: Steelers Wildcards?

The Steelers drafted Chris Rainey and Sean Spence in the 2012 NFL Draft. Rainey, an explosive offensive threat, and Spence, an instinctual inside linebacker, both are poised to help the team as rookies. Spence will likely be used on special teams and in coverage packages on defense. The Steelers in ContinueThe post Rainey, Spence: Steelers Wildcards? appeared first on SteelBlitz.

Steelers release Heisman winner Troy Smith

The Pittsburgh Steelers have released veteran quarterback Troy Smith, a former Ohio State star who won the 2006 Heisman Trophy. Smith signed with the Steelers earlier this year. He has also spent time with the Omaha Nighthawks (2011) of the United Football League, the San Francisco 49ers (2010) and the Baltimore Ravens (2007-2009). The Ravens drafted him in the fifth round (174th...

Kelvin Beachum Has Impressed Kevin Colbert With His Versatility & Intelligence

We have heard Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin utter the statement, "The more that you can do, the more that you can do," more than once over the years. When it comes to seventh round draft pick Kelvin Beachum, he is doing just that. Beachum has shown his versatility ever since the Steelers drafted him and recently received accolades from General Manager Kevin...

Lawrence Timmons Drop-off Last Season Merely An Aberration Due To Circumstances

The post on Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons by Jeremy Hritz from earlier this morning warrants an even deeper look at the drop-off the former first round draft pick had last season. Timmons finished tied for 50th in the league in 2011 with 93 combined tackles after finishing 8th in 2010 with 135. The obvious reason that his tackle numbers dropped off last year was...

Steelers’ Harrison, Keisel were ‘packing heat’ in Mexico

Recently, Pittsburgh Steelers grizzled defensive end Brett Keisel joined WDVE’s morning show to discuss his trip to Mexico City for a youth camp and Steelers fan camp, which took place over the weekend. Among those who joined ‘The Beard’ was star linebacker James Harrison, arguably the most notable (and outspoken) Steeler to make it south of the border. Although giddy to begin...

Steelers futures prospect quarteback Jerrod Johnson could surprise in training camp

When Pittsburgh Steelers fans look around the AFC North, they see a division full of teams with starting quarterbacks that are younger than the top three signal callers on the teams roster are. While this may be a good thing for 2012 as the Steelers look to compete for a Super Bowl, but there is definitely a need to find a young developmental quarterback.With Ben Roethlisberger,...

My Pittsburgh Steelers Dream 53 Man Roster (Not a Predicition)

With rookie camps in the books and all 32 NFL teams preparing for full blown training camps, it is time to take a look at the roster of my beloved Pittsburgh Steelers. What I am going to offer is not a prediction of the final 53 man roster like some have done, but my ideal 53 man roster I’d love to see including who I’d place on the practice squad. Quarterbacks(3) Ben Roethlisberger...

Steelers release QB Smith

The Steelers released veteran quarterback Troy Smith, the team announced via its official Twitter feed. Smith had been listed fifth on the Steelers' QB depth chart behind Jerrod Johnson, Charlie Batch, Byron Leftwich and Ben Roethlisberger. Smith was a fifth-round pick from Ohio State and spent three seasons with the Ravens before joining the San Francisco 49ers in 2010.

James Harrison had no idea he was headed to Mexico City

Getty Images Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison thought he was heading down to New Mexico for a youth football camp.  Then his teammate Brett Kiesel who’s joining him,  cleared things up and let him know that he would in fact be going to Mexico City, Mexico.  He told the story on WDVE-FM (via NFL.com). “James sends me a text, like, before we agreed to do this...

Ike Taylor believes Mike Wallace will show up for camp

Getty Images Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor told the New Orleans Times-Picayune that he believes that his teammate, wide receiver Mike Wallace will show up for training camp. “He’s going to be there (training camp),” Taylor told Albert Buford of The Times-Picayune on Saturday. “They’ll get it done. When you talk about that kind of money, it’s not an overnight...

Steelers 2012 Position Battles: Left Defensive End

The Steelers are going to have an all out battle on their hands at the left defensive end position during training camp.  Fourth year player Ziggy Hood will take on second year player Cameron Heyward for the spot that has been held down by Aaron Smith for so many years.  Both players have high expectations and are willing to put in the work.  This will be a fun battle to watch...

Lawrence Timmons, Expectations, & “12-14 Sacks”

By Jeremy Hritz Last year provided Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons with not only a new six year, 50 million dollar contract, but an opportunity to expand his understanding of the Dick LeBeau 3-4 defense when he stepped in for four games at outside linebacker for James Harrison, who suffered a fractured orbital bone in the week four game against the Houston...

Pittsburgh Steelers cut former Heisman winner Troy Smith

                        In another shining example that playing in the NFL and owning a Heisman trophy doesn’t mean squat, the Pittsburgh Steelers have released 2006 Heisman winner QB Troy Smith. This was Smith’s second NFL team since being drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in 2007. He also played for the 49ers and most recently the UFL’s...

Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 Schedule Preview: Week 2 Analysis Versus New York Jets

By Christopher DiMarino This is another entry in a set of early looks at the teams the Steelers will play in the 2012-13 season. The goal is to acclimate the average Steelers fan to the offseason changes each team they will face has made. This will make the in-depth analysis in the week before the game more familiar and understandable. Who: New York Jets vs. Pittsburgh Steelers...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.