Cornerback Ike Taylor, who will become an unrestricted free agent after the 2010 season, will not be a holdout when training camp opens, according John Harris, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “Ike is going to honor his contract,” said Herman Francois, Taylor\’s uncle. “That\’s the way he\’s been taught. He\’s going to come to work.” It is still early yet, but look for Taylor to be in line behind linebacker LaMarr Woodley as far as a new contract getting done. Also kicker Jeff Reed is looking for a new deal as well.
Speaking of LaMarr Woodley he has been profiled by Sean Conboy in the July 2010 issue of Pittsburgh Magazine.
Although I do not have the time to play Madden, I always enjoy looking at the player ratings every year when they are released. Here are the Steelers Madden 11 player ratings.
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Jim Wexell has a new player snapshot write up on rookie inside linebacker Stevenson Sylvester on SteelCityInsider.net. Sylvester has been learning the mack inside position this Spring and getting some mentoring from veteran James Farrior along the way. On the same site, Craig Wolfley explains just how big of loss right tackle Willie Colon will be.
The Steelers came in 12th overall in the 32 teams in 32 days segment on NFL.com. Jamie Dukes and Charles Davis take a little closer look at how they think the Steelers will look this year on NFL Total Access. Davis thinks Dennis Dixon should be given the chance to start instead of Byron Leftwich during the suspension of Ben Roethlisberger.