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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Heyward said his high ankle sprain is between Grades 1 and 2. "I take pride in not missing games. It's Week 1. I'm going to be there."

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers also placed quarterback Dustin Vaughan on the Waived/Injured list and released eight players - linebackers Jordan Zumwalt and Mike Reilly, wide receivers Issac Blakeney and Levi Norwood, tight end Michael Cooper, defensive end Giorgio Newberry, defensive tackle Khaynin Mosley-Smith, and cornerback Julian Whigham. NFL teams must reduce their rosters to 75 players by 4 p.m. Tuesday. The Steelers are at 79.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers fourth-round rookie tackle Jerald Hawkins (shoulder) to injured reserve. Injury was always season-threatening but he tried to rehab for a few weeks to see if he could return.

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Steel resolve: DE Heyward (ankle) says he's OK

Steelers DE Cam Heyward, who suffered a high ankle sprain in Friday's preseason game against the Saints, said he'd be good to go for the season opener.

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Steelers' Bell says he feels 'great' after return

Le'Veon Bell said he felt "great" after his first game action since tearing two ligaments in his knee, and said he'll feel even better after he sits out the first three games due to suspension.

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Steelers' offense finds rhythm, Saints not so much (1:50)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Roethlisberger: Steelers offense at its best in the no-huddle.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

DE Cam Heyward (ankle) said he'll get an MRI but doesn't think injury is serious. Early prognosis on RT Marcus Gilbert is a hyperextended elbow. Mike Tomlin said he doesn't think Gilbert's injury is major.

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Roethlisberger sharp, Steelers top Saints 27-14

Ben Roethlisberger torched New Orleans' defense for 148 yards and two touchdown passes on his first two series of this preseason, then got the rest of the game off while the Steelers rolled to a

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Heyward has a protective cast on his right foot/ankle.

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Snead makes incredible TD catch in traffic (0:28)
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Big Ben hits Brown in stride for long TD (0:48)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Wow, Le'Veon Bell is still in the game. Caught two passes on this drive as Steelers approach two-minute warning.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Left elbow injury for RT Marcus Gilbert, who's out for the game. Gilbert threw his helmet after his last play.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

DE Cam Heyward down on the turf for a bit, now limping off.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Roethlisberger with the teardrop dime to Antonio Brown for a 57-yard touchdown. Goodness.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints' defense gives up a TD on opening drive for the first time this preseason – though they did make the Steelers work for it on a 14-play, 74-yard drive. The TD came on third-and-goal when Ben Roethlisberger scrambled out of a sack, improvised and found an open man – exactly what the Saints warned about this week. Le'Veon Bell also looked great on the drive.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers open with 15-play, 74-yard touchdown drive lasting nearly six minutes. That was surgical. Jesse James with the 5-yard touchdown catch off a Ben Roethlisberger scramble.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints LB James Laurinaitis talked about what a matchup problem Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell presents. Sure enough, Bell spins out of a Laurinaitis tackle near the sideline on a pass catch and goes for first down. Bell's first touch of the preseason.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Le'Veon Bell makes his first play, spinning off a Saints defender for a first down off a screen pass

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

DeAngelo Williams warmed up with a pink oxygen mask pregame.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

A good-sized Steelers crowd in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for Saints vs. Pittsburgh. Don't always see that in the preseason. Then again, Steelers don't get to New Orleans very often.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Antonio Brown warming up to make his preseason debut for Steelers tonight vs. Saints in Superdome. Saints' defense has been off to surprisingly great start this summer, but they'll really get tested tonight with Brown, Ben Roethlisberger and Le'Veon Bell all expected to play a couple series.

Team Stats

Passing Yards287.73rd
Rushing Yards107.816th
Points For26.4Tied-4th
Points Against19.911th

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