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Mon. July 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bell, who left Sunday's practice early due to hamstring tightness, will not practice Monday, Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Impact: While Bell's hamstring injury is worth noting, there's nothing to suggest that the second-year back -- whose 2013 season was delayed early on by a foot injury -- is in any danger, this time around, of having his early-season prospects derailed by the issue.
July 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mitchell (groin), who is on the PUP list, will likely miss the first week of practice, according to ESPN.com. Although the injury is not considered significant, it does cut into the on-field work Mitchell will get with strong safety Troy Polamalu, who didn't take part in OTAs. "I know the playbook very, very well and you've just got to get out there and practice and when I'm back, we'll be fine," Mitchell said. "When you've got one of the best safeties in the league to play with, your job isn't that hard."
Impact: Mitchell signed a five-year, $25 million contract with the Steelers in March, and the team is looking to him to lead a youth movement on defense that also includes first-round draft pick Ryan Shazier, second round-round draft pick Stephon Tuitt, and fourth-round draft pick Shaquille Richardson. Having experienced leaders like Polamalu to mentor their younger counterparts could help Pittsburgh, who finished last season minus four in turnovers and gave up 30 or more points five times.
July 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bell left Sunday's practice early due to hamstring tightness, Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Impact: The report indicates encouragingly that Bell's hamstring issue is not considered serious, though it's possible that it could limit the running back's practice participation in the short-term.
Sat. July 26, 2014 | STATS
News: Roethlisberger says his contract situation won't be a distraction as he prepares for the 2014 season.
Impact: Roethlisberger has two years remaining on the $102 million contract he signed in 2008. The 32-year-old Roethlisberger has a base salary of $12.1 million this season, a relative bargain compared to some of his contemporaries.
Fri. July 25, 2014 | STATS
News: NFL offensive linemen Mike and Maurkice Pouncey have been sued by three people who say the twin brothers attacked them at a Miami Beach nightclub. The lawsuit was filed Friday in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on behalf of Ricquan James, Niya Pickett and Brentley Williams. They are seeking more than $15,000 in damages.
Impact: According to the lawsuit, the Pounceys harassed James with homophobic remarks and physically attacked him July 12. The lawsuit says Pickett was beaten when she tried to intervene and Williams was injured when the Pounceys threw James and Pickett out of the club. The Pounceys' attorney has said the brothers were not involved in any altercation.