Duce not delivering
Halfback Willie Parker
played just one series, then bowed out for the rest of the night. Duce Staley
replaced him on the second series.
The Steelers have been disappointed in Staley this summer. He did not report to training camp in the kind of shape they hoped he would, and he lost a chance to take over the role Jerome Bettis
held the past two years as the goal-line halfback. Cowher said Wednesday that he likely would stay with Parker on the goal line.
"Duce is working himself back into running shape," Cowher said as the team's 31/2-week training camp came to an end.
Staley ran six times for 18 yards in the first half. On their first offensive series of the second half, the Steelers pitched him the ball wide to the right on fourth-and-1 at the Eagles' 36 and he lost 3. He had 11 carries for 21 yards for the game.