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07-23-2006, 07:05 AM
Quarterback

Ben Roethlisberger: 6-5, 241
Super Bowl champ, 27-4 as a starter. What's next?

Charlie Batch: 6-2, 216
Reliable veteran was 2-0 as starter in '05

Omar Jacobs: 6-4, 224
Rookie is no Tommy Maddox. Good thing, too.

Shane Boyd: 6-1, 232
Good scrambler; tore up NFL Europe on ground.

Tailback

Willie Parker: 5-10, 209
One-year wonder or go-to guy? I suspect the latter.

Duce Staley: 5-11, 242
Could be great complement to Parker if - big word - healthy.

Verron Haynes: 5-10, 222
Coaches love him; can he be more than a third-down back?

Cedric Humes: 6-1, 233
Seventh-round draft pick was solid at Va. Tech, but fumbled.

Mike Jemison: 5-11, 216
Former Pitt recruit finished career at IUP. Long, longshot.

Fullback

Dan Kreider: 5-11, 255
Pulling guard in fullback's clothing. Devastating blocker.

John Kuhn: 6-0, 255
Practice squad member in '05, played at Shippensburg.

Doug Easlick: 5-11, 243
Played three games for Miami Dolphins in '04.

Branden Joe: 6-0, 242
Former Ohio State player can only hope for practice squad.

Wide receiver

Hines Ward: 6-0, 205
Super Bowl MVP is the "leader of the wideouts."

Cedrick Wilson: 5-10, 183
Can Cedrick be an entertainer in Antwaan Randle El's spot?

Santonio Holmes: 5-11, 189
First-round pick from OSU might be the real deal.

Quincy Morgan: 6-1, 215
If leg injury is not healed, his time could be up.

Nate Washington: 6-1, 185
Starred in minicamp; what can he do at majorcamp?

Willie Reid: 5-10, 186
Returner in Randle El mode; can also catch the ball.

Sean Morey: 5-11, 200
Special teams demon is on the bubble yet again.

Lee Mays: 6-2, 193
Well thought of, but numbers game works against him.

Eugene Baker: 6-1, 167
Hasn't caught a pass since rookie year - in 1999.

Walter Young: 6-4, 220
Big receiver who hasn't caught on.

Isaac West: 6-0, 187
Sprint champ at Furman had 1,000 rec. yds as senior.

Adam Herzing: 6-3, 190
You probably don't know him from Adam, nor will you.

Tight end

Heath Miller: 6-5, 257
Write it down. He goes to the Pro Bowl in '06.

Jerame Tuman: 6-4, 253
More dependable than the U.S. Post Office.

Charles Davis: 6-6, 260
That would be "Sir Charles" to you. Former Purdue star could make it.

Isaac Smolko: 6-5, 257
That would be "Sir Isaac" to you. Maybe not.

Jon Dekker: 6-5, 250
Former Princeton star might need more grooming.

Offensive Tackle

Marvel Smith: 6-5, 321
Steelers went 1-2 without the LT last season. Coincidence?

Max Starks: 6-8, 337
Three-year vet is still learning RT spot.

Trai Essex: 6-4, 324
Versatile enough to backup both tackles. Started 3 games in'05.

Barrett Brooks: 6-5, 325
12 years ... and counting?

Willie Colon: 6-3, 315
Fourth-round draft pick might end up at guard.

Ulish Booker: 6-6, 319
Another season on the practice squad is likely.

Brandon Torrey: 6-6, 277
No relation to Joe Torre.

Nick Hagemann: 6-7, 295
South Dakota grad will fight for practice squad.

Offensive guard

Alan Faneca: 6-5, 307
Future Hall of Famer enters ninth season.

Kendall Simmons: 6-3, 315
Up-and-down in '05. Will have many more ups in '06.

Chris Kemoeatu: 6-3, 344
Second-year powerhouse will push for playing time.

Grayling Love: 6-3, 296
Played center and tackle at ASU, Smith's alma mater.

Center

Jeff Hartings: 6-3, 295
Restructured salary after making Pro Bowl. Leader.

Chukky Okobi: 6-1, 305
Possible center of the future, signed through '09.

Marvin Philip: 6-1, 307
Sixth-round pick was first-team AP All-American

Tim Brown: 6-5, 313
Signed to practice squad last October.

Brandon Newton: 6-2, 296
Hofstra grad will meet the Turk.

Defensive line

Casey Hampton: 6-1, 325
Known as "Big Snack," he devours NFL centers

Aaron Smith: 6-5, 298
Unsung member of the Steelers defense.

Brett Keisel: 6-5, 285
Making big money to replace Kimo von Oelhoffen.

Chris Hoke: 6-2, 305
Proved his worth when Hampton was hurt in '04.

Travis Kirschke: 6-3, 298
Provides needed depth now that Keisel is the starter.

Shaun Nua: 6-5, 280
Versatile athlete could make a splash soon.

Rodney Bailey: 6-3, 305
Journeyman might struggle to make squad.

Orien Harris: 6-3, 302
Fourth-round pick will make team, but at who's expense?

Scott Paxson: 6-4, 292
Led nation with five blocked kicks in '04.

Lee Vickers 6-6, 270
No Lee-way for the former North Alabama player.

Linebacker

Joey Porter: 6-3, 250
Offseason knee surgery should not slow him down.

Clark Haggans: 6-4, 243
He and Porter form a devastating duo at OLB.

Larry Foote: 6-1, 239
Put best Foote forward in '05, leading team with 123 stops.

James Farrior: 6-2, 243
Ready for another Pro Bowl season in '06.

James Harrison: 6-3, 241
What ever happened to that Browns fan he slammed?

Clint Kriewaldt: 6-1, 248
Reliable, dependable, steady .. You get the point.

Andre Frazier: 6-5, 234
On the depth chart - Up goes Frazier ... Up goes Frazier.

Rian Wallace: 6-3, 243
Second-year player will make his name on special teams.

Arnold Harrison: 6-3, 241
Former Georgia star made strides as a rookie in '05.

Ronald Stanley: 6-0, 244
Practice squad in '05 ... Practice squad in '06?

Mike Kudla: 6-3, 265
OSU rookie benched 225 44 times; 11.5 sacks as senior.

Richard Seigler: 6-2, 238
No dice for Vegas native? Practice squad in'05.

Matt Farrior: 6-1, 230
Younger brother of James.

Malcolm Postell: 6-1, 231
Versatile, but numbers are not on Pitt alum's side.

Cornerbacks

Ike Taylor: 6-1, 191
Mel Blount's team-record 11 picks are in jeopardy.

Deshea Townsend: 5-10, 191
Stiff-armed the Patriots to return to Steelers.

Bryant McFadden: 6-0, 190
Second-year man is ready to be a starter.

Ricardo Colclough: 5-11, 195
Make or break year for three-year vet.

Chidi Iwouma: 5-9, 184
Special teams star might be a casualty due to numbers game.

Anthony Madison: 5-9, 180
Alabama star could be rookie surprise at camp.

Safety

Troy Polamalu: 5-10, 207
Best SS in the business ... and getting better.

Ryan Clark: 5-11, 205
Offseason acquisition takes over for Chris Hope. Maybe.

Tyrone Carter: 5-8, 195
The vet is not out of the running for Hope's spot.

Mike Logan: 6-1, 211
Dependable talent, though health is a concern.

Anthony Smith: 5-11, 192
Third-round pick is a play-maker.

Mike Lorello: 5-11, 208
The bigger the game, the better the WVU alum played in '05.

Zach Baker: 6-2, 212
Rookie from East Carolina is big, but not ready.

Jamar Landrom: 6-3, 215
Rookie from Tennessee State is big, but not ready.

Kicker

Jeff Reed: 5-11, 225
24 of 29 on FGs in '05 and was 18 of 18 inside the 40.

Mark Brubaker: 6-0, 189
Rookie from East Stroudsburg can't unseat Reed.

Punter

Chris Gardocki: 6-1, 192
16-year vet was strong late in the season

Mike Barr: 6-2, 230
Gardocki is the punter, Barr none.

Long snapper

Greg Warren: 6-3, 252
His name was barely mentioned in '05; that's a good thing.

Kyle Andrews: 5-11, 254
His name won't be mentioned in '06 in Pittsburgh; bad thing.