If you were away from the Internet last week or just took a break from checking up on the Steelers, you missed a lot of news. Here's a recap from last week so you can catch up on stories you missed:
Suisham out, Hartley in
During last week's Hall of Fame game, kicker Shaun Suisham injured his knee. Our worst fears were confirmed early last week. Panic ensued. Then, we found our replacement kicker in Garrett Hartley who has done well in both practice and at his first preseason game.
A few players to keep an eye on
Dri Archer is off to an impressive start this season, appearing more comfortable with the speed of the game. What's going on with Dri? Find out:
A lot of NFL receivers have hit big paydays recently. Most recently, T.Y. Hilton signed a 5-year, $65 million deal. What impact will this have on Antonio Brown?
Alejandro Villanueva has generated a lot of buzz this preseason. One reason his level of play has improved is a significant increase in weight this past year.
Not a player, but Chad Johnson, the Steelers team chaplain, has an important role within the organization. Find out what he does for the team and individual players.
Bruce Gradkowski is back after weeks of Landry Jones obsession
Big relief that Gradkowski is no longer on PUP. Prior to that, there was much speculation on Jones' competence and suitability as backup to Big Ben Roethlisberger. If you missed out on the controversy and obsession, you can check out this article with a few years of Landry Jones commentary and observations:
Loss to Jacksonville Jaguars in Friday's preseason game
What did we find out about the team en route to a loss in Jacksonville? First off, the defense does not seem entirely comfortable with Cover 2. Also, the run defense could use some improvement. Special teams was a disaster, while the first-team offense was in top form.