There will be one final transaction this NFL season. (Try not to get emotional.)
Pittsburgh center/guard Dorian Brooks was activated from the team’s practice squad Saturday, while center Maurkice Pouncey was placed on injured reserve. Brooks will be ready in case of emergency on Sunday.
The Steelers finished up their practice week on Saturday at a relaxed walkthrough practice at an indoor facility at TCU. Family members watched the practice and took pictures afterwards, according to a pool report from Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com.
“We want to honor them of course because their love and support is the reason why these men are here,” Tomlin said about the family atmosphere. “But also we use them to a degree because we had to get some work done today and nothing outside of the white lines was normal but let’s face it, nothing tomorrow night outside the white lines is going to be normal.
“This is a mock game for us, it represented just that. It was unique in terms of the people that were outside the field but the work we got done inside the white lines was very normal for a Saturday.”
Art and Dan Rooney watched the practice, as did Steelers greats John Stallworth and Mel Blount. Ben Roethlisberger wore a Brett Keisel jersey during the session.
As Bill Belichick would say, “The hay is in the barn.” Only 26 hours to go and we can watch one last football game this year.