Breaking news from the Post Gazette, Superbowl starting right guard Darnell Stapleton has been placed on injured reserve ending his season. First, this means Trai Essex will most likely start in his place. Second, this could open the door for a lineman on the bubble to make the team. Not sure which lineman this will be but it could be Ramon Foster who has been very impressive in the preseason. Also, it could mean a stay of execution for Tony Hills or Jeremy Paraquet. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out when cuts come down.
Speaking of cuts, the Steelers released four players today: : center Alex Stepanovich, wide receivers Martin Nance and Steven Black and safety Derrick Richardson.