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09-02-2006, 10:39 AM
Steeler cut 20 players; 2 more moves needed by 6 p.m.

Saturday, September 02, 2006
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Steelers this morning announced the release of 20 players and placed Barrett Brooks on injured reserve. Among those released were two quarterbacks, Omar Jacobs and Shane Boyd.

Others released were P Mike Barr, QB Shane Boyd, OL Tim Brown, TE Charles Davis, TE Jon Dekker, DE Orien Harris, RB Cedrick Humes, FB Branden Joe, FB John Kuhn, S Mike Lorello, CB Anthony Madison, WR Lee Mays, DE Shaun Nua, DT Scott Paxson, LB Richard Seigler, LB Ron Stanley, OT Brandon Torrey, DE Lee Vickers and WR Walter Young.

They must make two more roster moves by 6 p.m. to reach the 53-man limit.

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09-02-2006, 10:51 AM
No big Surpises there

09-02-2006, 10:58 AM
So our debate has ended with the QB situation, or at least half of it. So now we either pick one up or go with two. One other guy I know we were watching was Kuhn and maybe he'll be back and better next year.

09-02-2006, 11:11 AM
Looks like the Steelers will be laoding up DBs this year??? The big question now is Duce.

I'm a littl esuprised bu the relase of Humes and Kuhn.

09-02-2006, 11:14 AM
Duce makes the roster or so it seems.

09-02-2006, 11:17 AM
Duce makes the roster or so it seems.
Unless he's one of the two guys we still cut. Probably another DB too.

09-02-2006, 11:28 AM
Yeah I'd say we're stocking up on DB's this year, atleast at this point. If I had to venture a guess I'd say the last 2 cuts will be Duce and Coc..but I could be wrong.

No real surprises there, but I was really hoping there might be a spot for Kuhn but I'd like to think he's a probable candidate for the PS, especially if we cut Duce.

I kinda thought there as a chance we'd cut Gardocki too, only because he makes alot of money and Mike Barr has been awesome in camp and preseason. Im not surprised he's cut, but Im sure there was atleast a thought among the coaches about the possibility of keeping Barr instead.

Here's another article talking about the possibility of Duce getting the ax today...


09-02-2006, 12:15 PM
Cowher likes duce. I be shocked if he gets cut at this point.

House of Steel
09-02-2006, 12:24 PM
Darn it, I am shocked we cut Kuhn, that was a dumb move.

09-02-2006, 12:33 PM
Darn it, I am shocked we cut Kuhn, that was a dumb move.
I guess he might have made it if it werent for us picking up that other back from the Patriots.

09-02-2006, 12:45 PM
smh, ppl that actually care about the game get cut, and duces fat *** gets to stay and collect a fat check for being a well known has been. what ashame. i guess this years draft was worthless after willie ried

09-02-2006, 12:49 PM
I also see we dropped Mike Barr and there was a time when I thought he would make it over Gardocki. He wasn't too bad and so he might not be around for us next year because another team could pick him up.

09-02-2006, 01:08 PM
Nothing new yet on the last 2 cuts; from KFFL or Yahoo..

You gotta think that Kuhn just didn't impress the coaches enough to be a viable option when Cobb was available; which still sux because he had a great shot !

09-02-2006, 01:25 PM
Interesting cuts. When will the PS be announced?

House of Steel
09-02-2006, 02:01 PM
I guess your right, but what does this kid from New England got that Kuhn doesn't??? That is the question of the day. I am still not sold on carrying only two QBs. That is a bad gamble.

09-02-2006, 02:07 PM
I guess your right, but what does this kid from New England got that Kuhn doesn't??? That is the question of the day. I am still not sold on carrying only two QBs. That is a bad gamble.

I'm with you on the keeping of only 2 QB's, that is a huge gamble considering both Ben and Charlie had injuries last season that caused them both to miss several games. Maybe the Steelers will look for another semi-retired backup with experience once cuts from around the league start.

I can understand not keeping Boyd and Jacobs though, they both are average and didn't really do anything great during the preseason and rather than trying to pick 1 they just dumped both, hopefully the FO picks up someone else to be the 3rd QB.

House of Steel
09-02-2006, 03:02 PM
Well, AZ, I am waiting for some A-Hole coach to sign Omar Jacobs. I know he will be signed by another franchise. My REACTIONS ARE IN PARATHESES.

Staley makes Steelers' roster, but moves down depth chart

By ALAN ROBINSON, AP Sports Writer--Yahoo Sports!
September 2, 2006

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Duce Staley made the Pittsburgh Steelers' 53-man roster Saturday despite an uneven preseason.

Staley dropped to No. 3 on the depth chart at running back and may not dress for some early-season games. ( What a load of BS here. Man we got to put up with the fat, pie loving rah rah rah pom pom cheering idiot on the sideline that coughs up a lot of salary cap crunching numbers. BAD RISK!!)

Staley's roster status was in doubt -- even coach Bill Cowher said so -- after the three-time 1,000-yard rusher with the Eagles averaged 2.2 yards per carry during exhibition play (Reason to cut him, COWHER, YOUR AN IDIOT FOR THIS, PATHETIC!!!!). The Steelers showed their concern at the position by trading Friday with New England for rookie Patrick Cobbs.(Who is this kid?)

But Cowher recalled Saturday how injuries briefly left the Steelers with only one healthy running back last season, even when they were carrying longtime star Jerome Bettis in addition to starter Willie Parker, Staley and Verron Haynes.

"We've got to be able to use these guys to where they're not going to be hit out by November and December," Cowher said. "It's very important that we're able to keep these guys fresh. It's a big key for us, a team that runs the football."

Haynes, used mostly as a third-down back during his first four NFL seasons, is now Parker's backup despite never carrying more than 12 times in a game. (About time, I am happy with this decision, Verron worked hard all his career in Pittsburgh and finally being rewarded, he better perform like he earned it.)

Staley, the Steelers' most experienced runner, figured to go into the season as the backup. He was signed to start two years ago and was averaging 101 yards per game through seven games, but has played little since then after injuring a hamstring. (coughing, BS)

Cobbs, the Patriots' leading rusher during the preseason, won't begin practicing until Sunday. However, it seems likely he will be activated for games ahead of Staley because he also plays special teams. (ahhhh, that is it, MOREY IS A GONER!!!)

"The kid had a very good preseason, watching him run the ball, catch it and cover kicks," Cowher said. "He was very impressive."

Cowher also designated Ryan Clark as the starting free safety ahead of Tyrone Carter and rookie Anthony Smith. Clark, formerly with the Redskins, was the Steelers' only major offseason pickup. He signed as a free agent after Chris Hope left to play for Tennessee. ( This is a real load of BS here, I am very upset over this crock of crap. What the hell does Cowher sees in this guy that we the fans don't know about??? I still wish Anthony Smith was starting opposite Troy Polamalu, I guarantee we will see this before mid-season--Ryan Clark, what an joke!!)

Willie Reid, the third-round draft pick from Florida State, will open ahead of first-rounder Santonio Holmes as the punt returner. Cowher hasn't made up his mind about the kickoff returners for Thursday's opener against Miami, but Holmes and Reid were used there during the preseason. (Another smart move, Reid is a monster on Special Teams, better than that slash and dance Randle El used to pull. I used to yell at the TV, get your *** moving forward idiot.)

"We've never really gotten the kicking return phase going," Cowher said. "I know we've played different people and combinations, but the fact of the matter is we haven't been in sync returning the ball on punts or kickoffs."

After a 15-14, last-play loss to Carolina on Thursday gave the Steelers only their second winless preseason in 40 years, Cowher said these final roster cuts might be the most difficult he has made.

But there were no surprises when the Steelers cut 20 players Saturday, even though quarterbacks Omar Jacobs and Shane Boyd were among them. That leaves only starter Ben Roethlisberger and backup Charlie Batch on the roster, but fifth-round pick Jacobs will join the practice squad unless he is claimed by another team. (Omar will be claimed by another team, the question is what A-Hole coach is going to get him.)

Wide receiver Cedrick Wilson, a former high school QB, will be the emergency quarterback. (In HS, what about college? I am not sold on this idea, either. We need to sign a veteran backup and fast.)

The Steelers also cut punter Mike Barr for the third consecutive year even though he had a solid camp, assuring 16-year veteran Chris Gardocki of keeping his job. (I agree, you don't take a 16-year veteran off the starting spot that has an NFL Record for No blocks in his career, but I am still ticked off with him for flipping us off when he was a Brown)

Also cut were offensive linemen Tim Brown and Brandon Torrey, tight ends Charles Davis and Jon Dekker, defensive ends Orien Harris, Shaun Nua and Lee Vickers, running back Cedric Humes, fullbacks Branden Joe and John Kuhn, safety Mike Lorello, cornerback Anthony Madison, wide receiver Lee Mays, defensive tackle Scott Paxson, linebackers Richard Seigler and Ron Stanley and wide receiver Walter Young. (I think NUA is PS, Kuhn might too, Lorello might also be on the PS, and that is all I can think of.)

The Steelers had to make two more cuts later Saturday.

Four of the five draft picks made after the fourth round were cut -- Harris, Jacobs, Davis and Humes -- with only sixth-round center Marvin Philip making it. The Steelers have never cut so many picks since director of football operations Kevin Colbert took over seven years ago, but they have never had so little roster turnover during an offseason. (Philip is staying since Okobi's status is shaky, but I would of put him on the final cut if it wasn't for this.)

Sorry for the language, but I am ticked off on a few choices here. Cowher is an idiot for starting Ryan Clark. What a joke!!

09-02-2006, 03:29 PM
Well Duce survives again, since he's not in a prominant role perhaps he can actually stay healthy all year now :chair:

The signing of Cobb to me atleast, is reflective on the coaches lack of confidence in either Kuhn or Humes to be able to carry the load if necessary. Plus since we now have 3 veterans deep at RB with Willie, Verron, and Duce, they're alittle more comfortable with where we are now then they probably were going into this season since nobody knew if Duce would make the team.

I do wish Kuhn could get a shot, perhaps he will on the PS..but from all the reviews Cobb looks like the real deal even being a rookie so we could have found a diamond in the rough in this pickup.

House of Steel
09-02-2006, 06:24 PM
:bsflag: THEY CUT MORGAN!!! WTF was this about??? THAT IS BS.


Saturday, September 2, 2006
Steelers Release Final Two Players; Trim Roster to 53

PITTSBURGH — The Steelers today released linebacker Andre Frazier and wide receiver Quincy Morgan to trim their roster to the NFL's league minimum of 53 players.

Frazier (6-5, 234) originally signed as an undrafted free agent and made the active 53-man roster coming out of last year's camp. After spending five days on the team's practice squad, he was signed back to the 53-man roster until he was placed on the Reserve/Injured List on Jan. 24, 2006, with an injured right leg.

Frazier played in 11 games as a rookie and posted two tackles, including one sack in the season opener against the Tennessee Titans. He also added eight special teams' tackles in the regular season.

Morgan (6-1, 215) was acquired by the Steelers as a free agent on Sept. 6, 2005, after spending the 2004 season with the Dallas Cowboys. He was originally drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft before being traded to the Cowboys on Oct. 19, 2004.

Morgan played in all 16 games in 2005 for Pittsburgh as a wide receiver and kick returner. He posted nine catches for 150 yards and two touchdowns as a receiver while returning 23 kickoffs for 583 yards (25.3 avg.), which ranked fifth in the AFC and eighth in the NFL. Morgan missed the final three postseason games after suffering a right ankle injury in the Wild Card Game at Cincinnati.

All NFL teams may sign up to eight rookies or first-year players to their practice squad after noon on Sunday, Sept. 3.

09-02-2006, 06:56 PM
I really really really don't like cutting Quincey one bit !!! WTF!! :cursin:

He was our best kickoff return guy not to mention a veteran leader and a big tall WR ! This really blows ! I know we need some special teams guru's but Quincey played ST all the time and was a much better WR than Morey !!!

I liked Andre Frazier but Harrison has really impressed in camp and has good size and speed. He should work out well for us.

09-02-2006, 07:15 PM
Quincy always seemed to have a great return when the Steelers needed one... They definitely aren't short on receivers though plus with the emergence of Washington somebody had to go. Glad I didn't have to make the decision though because it was probably a tough one!

09-02-2006, 07:28 PM
Between Ward, Wilson, Reid, Holmes, & Washington that took up 5 spots there. We've been known to only keep 5 WR's before but I guess they figure Morey gives more of a dual role player than Morgan did... I still don't like it !

House of Steel
09-02-2006, 07:39 PM
I am with you there. Someone on the other board that I am a member of told me, he is glad they cut Morgan cause he had butter finger and wasn't very reliable as a Receiver. I told him, what the hell you've been smoking, LUNCHMEAT??? his last name is Pastrami LMAO.

09-02-2006, 08:08 PM
Morgan did have some drops last year but overall he was pretty successul with us and made some big plays, especially in the return game.

When you factor in the 2 they are about even in the amount they did for us; Morey and Morgan. I just think Morgan was better in the long run but I guess thats why Im not a coach :lol:

09-02-2006, 11:08 PM
Morgan is going to sign with some oher team and play okay. Even though he isn't a top reciever or even #2 he can be a guy that defenses sometimes overlook and there are some teams out there that need another WR. I dont think Duce should have made it but Kuhn must have done something horrible to get cut and have us banking on some rookie we've never seen.

A few questionable cuts here...

09-03-2006, 12:25 AM
There's not a doubt somebody will pick him up, anybody in need of a kickoff returner or someone thin at WR and he'll get a job pretty quick cuz he'll come fairly cheap too.

House of Steel
09-03-2006, 10:15 AM
I am going to miss Quincy Morgan. He is a very hard worker, best of luck to him.

09-03-2006, 10:19 AM
I am going to miss Quincy Morgan. He is a very hard worker, best of luck to him.
Yeah, he's a great WR.:helmet:

House of Steel
09-03-2006, 10:27 AM
Yeah, he's a great WR.:helmet:

With the exception when he was a **** Stained. :hilarious: