Tuesday, October 31, 2006


Two Players Dropped/Added to Steelers Roster

(The Burgh - October 31, 2006) - Halloween came and went along with a couple of roster spots in Stillers Nation. As expected, surgery will end the season for both FB Verron Haynes and LB Arnold Harrison, who are both expected to go under the knife sometime this week. Haynes will be first to have his ACL repaired with a procedure scheduled for tomorrow while Harrison will have to wait until the swelling in his knee goes down, which should happen by the end of this week.

With the opening of these two spots, it came as no surprise that the Steelers signed a linebacker and a fullback to the 53 man roster. Third-year veteran LB Marquis Cooper (see photo) was claimed off waivers from the Minnesota Vikings. Cooper was originally drafted in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played in 26 games over the past two seasons (14 in 2004 and 12 in 2005) with the Bucs. Although Cooper was with the Minnesota Vikings in 2006, he was only active for one game (10/01/06 at Buffalo) before being waived yesterday.

John Kuhn, the second year player from Shippensburg, will move from the Steelers' practice squad to the regular roster. Kuhn originally signed with the Steelers in 2005 and also spent part of last season on the team's practice squad.

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