Free-agent visitors leave Steelers high and dry

Dont'a Hightower 2

Dont’a Hightower spent six hours at the UPMC Rooney Complex but couldn’t come to terms with the Steelers

Dont’a Hightower spent the day at the Steelers headquarters but left without a contract, writes Joe Rutter.

Of course, it could have been worse, given what happened on an odd day on the South Side…

And in Pittsburgh West, aka the Arizona Cardinals:

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ON THE ICE

Sidney Crosby faceoff

Getting the better of faceoffs not necessarily a deciding factor in team’s success, writes Jonathan Bombulie.

In the Penguins notebook, JB writes that the team signed top college free agent Zach Aston-Reese from Northeastern.

Zach Aston-Reese

Zach Aston-Reese is a 6-foot, 204-pond left-handed shooter who earns his offense through diligent two-way play

On the Chipped Ice blog, JB has a Q&A with Aston-Reese.

IN BRADENTON

Adam Frazier talks to grandafther Warren Adams

Adam Frazier landed in Nashville when Zach Mettenberger played for the Titans

Zach Mettenberger

Mettenberger, right, signed with the Steelers when Frazier was playing for the Pirates

From Georgia to Pittsburgh, the Pirates’ Adam Frazier and Steelers’ Zach Mettenberger share a bond, writes Chris Adamski.

In his From the Cheap Seats blog, Adamski asks, Why are Tyler Glasnow’s statistics so bad?

IN OAKLAND

Corey Manigault

Corey Manigault appeared in only 18 games for Pitt as a freshman this season

Corey Manigault, the final member of Jamie Dixon’s last recruiting class at Pitt, is transferring, writes Jerry DiPaola.

And a candidate connected with Duquesne is headed elsewhere…

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