The Redskins denied reports that they are interested in former Steelers coach Bill Cowher. The team issued a statement, in response to a report on Profootballtalk.com, and said there was no basis to the talk on the football rumor web site. "No one at the Washington Redskins has had any meetings or discussions with Bill Cowher or anyone else regarding any coaching position with the Redskins," the statement said.
June 2007 - Pittsburgh Steelers Wiretap
Cowher Leaves Door Slightly Open For Return To Coaching
Bill Cowher now says he's so content with his family in Raleigh, N.C., that he might not coach again. "I'm very happy," Cowher told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "I don't second-guess it at all. I guess it has reaffirmed more than anything, being down here. I still haven't experienced a whole season or August when training camp's going on. But I feel great." When he's not spending time with his family or playing racquetball three times a week at 6:30 a.m., Cowher often is on a golf course. He said he's not bored or missing football. "I have really enjoyed spending time with Kaye and Lindsay. It's been good, you know?" said Cowher, who will work for CBS this season. "I realized it was much needed after I got down here. I didn't know what it would entail, didn't know what you're going to do. I can honestly say it's gone much smoother than I anticipated." He did, however, leave the door slightly open for a return to the league. "I'm staying very open-minded," Cowher said. "I never want to say never because that can come back and haunt you. But I can foresee not coming back ever. I just won't etch it in stone."
Pittsburgh Brings Back RB Haynes
The Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed running back Verron Haynes to a one-year contract. Haynes, a fifth-round draft pick in 2002, played seven games in 2006 before hurting his knee against Oakland on Oct. 29 and being cut in March. Haynes rushed for 738 yards and three touchdowns on 174 carries in 60 games for the Steelers.
Steelers' Zierlein Apologizes For Raunchy E-Mail
Steelers offensive line coach Larry Zierlein apologized Thursday for accidentally e-mailing an explicit sex video to numerous NFL employees, including league commissioner Roger Goodell. Zierlein said the incident has been difficult for him and his family and that he intends to use his team-issued computer only for football business from now on. He sent a note of apology to all NFL employees and those with the Steelers who received his raunchy e-mail.