- The Steelers signed third-round draft pick Sean Spence to a four-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not released.
- Former Steeler linebacker James Farrior is close retirement. It doesn’t matter where he began his career. He’s a Steeler, and if he decides to retire, I’d love for him to retire as a Steeler.
- Speaking of retiring as a Steeler, Kordell “Slash” Stewart was in town to officially announce his retirement.
“I just wanted some closure with my NFL career,” said Stewart. “I wanted to finish it off as a Steeler. This is where I started. I talked to Mr. (Art) Rooney and he gave me the opportunity to finish it out as a Steeler. This means a lot. It lets me know how much they appreciate what I have done. I just want to tell Mr. Rooney and Dan Rooney the appreciation I have toward them and how they stuck by me during the tough times. When I talk about the Rooney family and how they do their business, they do it better than anybody.”
Kordell hasn’t played in like 80 years, but good on him.
- Are you as ready for “The Dark Knight Rises” as I am? Well I have good news. You can now pre-order your very own Hines Ward action figure from “The Dark Knight Rises.” The bad news? The figure isn’t available until October. Oh well.