Steelers News & Notes 9-3-2013

SNS News&NotesSteeler Nation, the first week of the regular season is well under way and today head coach Mike Tomlin held his weekly press conference for the game against the Tennessee Titans.  Lets take a look at the news and notes of the day.

The Steelers placed tight end Matt Spaeth on the injured reserve/designated for return list today and moved linebacker Terence Garvin  up from the practice squad to the 53 man roster.The Steelers replaced Garvin’s spot on the practice squad with WR Kashif Moore.

Here are a few notes from Tomlin’s Press conference :

Jarvis Jones won’t start but will play as the Steelers will rotate Jason Worlids, LaMarr Woodley, and Jarvis Jones during the game.

Fullback Will Johnson is considered questionable with a hamstring injury.

Running back Le’Veon Bell is out for the first week and Isaac Redman will start at running back. Felix Jones and LaRod Stephens-Howling will both see playing time also.

Felix Jones will return kickoffs.  Antonio Brown and rookie Markus Wheaton will return punts.

The Steelers signed Punter Zoltan Mesko earlier this week and Tomlin had this to say about the signing…

Tomlin:“He is a high-pedigree guy, one that was highly regarded out of Michigan,” said Tomlin of Mesko. “He’s a long guy, a left-footer. He is no stranger to the elements, having kicked in New England in the professional ranks and at the University of Michigan. All those things were attractive to us. We are excited about getting him into the fold and him being a reason why we are successful here this weekend and beyond.”

Here is the link from Steelers.com for the video of Tomlin’s Press Conference

Here are some interesting tweets of the day…

Steelers add WVU linebacker Terence Garvin to active roster. Now have 25 offense and 25 defense on 53-man roster.

The @steelers HC @CoachTomlin is a perfect 8-0 at @heinzfield during the month of September in his first six seasons with Pittsburgh.

Tomlin on new CB Antwon Blake: He has upside as a defender. But he has earned his keep to this pt in the NFL as a quality sp-teams player.

Mike Tomlin on OLBs: Worilds will start opposite Woodley but “Jones is gonna play.” Also plans D-Line rotation with Heyward, Woods involved

 

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