Because we have time to scour the internet and you don’t…
5:00 p.m. Via Wex’s Twitter feed: “Dixon running old school option and read option. Still throwing well.” Followed by: “Dwayne Wright, Sunny Harris, Scott Paxson have left w/injuries.”
4:00 p.m. Via Steelers Depot Twitter machine: “Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders says he is running 2nd string kickoff returner and punt returner.” Remember the halcyon days of Ricardo Colclough, returner extraordinaire? Me neither.
3:45 p.m. Who’s practicin’ and who’s not update: RB Jonathan Dwyer is still out, sporting the Duce Staley Game Day sweats (slight exaggeration). RB Frank Summers and LB Jason Worilds join him.
1:35 p.m. Ken Laird, via Twitter: “just chatted w/ Ben Roethlisberger along w/ Brown and Kaboly of Trib… Ben on where he will go during suspension: ‘I have a couple plans… it kind of depends on how long the suspension is. You guys will hear about it, I’m sure, but it won’t be for the attention… It’ll be to workout & get better. I found out yesterday that I don’t think I’m allowed to have any contact w/ anybody [from the team] … I feel like I’ve done everything [the NFL Commish] has asked me to do and then some… just anxious for him to make a decision’”
1:00 p.m. From NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora: “Been saying for a while that barring a new incident I figure Roethlisberger will get 4 games and not 6. Today, The Commish spoke about Big Ben to the media when visiting Ravens camp and said of the QB: ‘He is doing what he’s been asked to do – and frankly more.’”
11:00 a.m. While we wait for Steelers news to come in today, this on former Steelers wideout and pride of Tiffin, Nate Washington: he admits that his left wrist injury is still bothering him. Remember when the Pittsburgh wide receivers used to be one of the biggest concerns with this team (obvious exception: o-line — they’re always a concern). One of the most underrated parts of the 2005 Super Bowl team was that it featured Hines Ward, Cedrick Wilson and Antwaan Randle El as the primary receivers along with rookie tight end Heath Miller.