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Sto­ry­line of the week

The Turk is com­ing: The Steel­ers are star­ing down their fi­nal pre­sea­son game Aug. 30 against the Pan­thers and cut downs. Pitts­burgh played its starters last week and this week it is go­ing to be all about guys on the ros­ter bub­ble, such as RB Ste­van Ri­d­ley, LB Tyler Matake­vich and CB Brian Allen. WR Mar­cus Tucker has been in­jured, so this week’s ad­di­tion of WR Switzer in a trade with the Raiders could be in ad­vance of his re­lease. Switzer can pro­vide depth as an in­side re­ceiver as well as pro­vide a spark in the re­turn game. A young player has yet to step up as a re­turner.

Rookie watch

In 2002, the Steel­ers signed un­drafted LB James Har­ri­son and gave him No. 92. This sea­son an­other un­drafted guy wear­ing No. 92 is open­ing eyes. LB Ola­sunkanmi Adeniyi brings back fond mem­o­ries of Har­ri­son with his squatty build and power off the edge. He has one more chance to im­press the coaches enough to steal a spot on the fi­nal 53-man ros­ter.

Curt Pope­joy, Steel­ers Wire

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