From, reporting on the start of the team’s voluntary workouts:

While some veterans continue to work out on their own as they have in the past, Brown was impressed when one of the first players he saw in the weight room was quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

“It shows us his leadership with him being here, and the offensive line being here,” said [Antonio] Brown. “It shows the type of people we are working with. When you have guys who are committed to putting their hand in the pile and willing to be here, it gives you inspiration to be right here with them.”

You can read all of Teresa Varley’s column here.

From Scott Brown, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

The Steelers have re-signed backup quarterback Charlie Batch to a one-year contract, giving them an experienced signal-caller behind Ben Roethlisberger.

You can read more from his morning column here.

“[With] a lot of teams you hear people say, ‘Oh, my God, we would never survive if Peyton Manning went down’ or Tom Brady or something like that. We can not only survive, we can thrive and win…I’ve been very blessed since the day I got here to have great quarterbacks in that [meeting] room.” – Ben, talking about his back-up quarterbacks, August 22, 2011.

The 2012 NFL schedule will be announced this evening at 7:00 PM (which you can check out at the bottom of this page):

Both NFL Network and ESPN will host 3-hour Specials breaking down the schedule, team by team (7PM – 10PM).

ESPN’s Jamison Hensley gives AFC North fans some “things to remember” about this coming season’s schedule.

Also Today:

– The Steelers will unveil their new throwback jerseys at 4:30 P.M. on their website! The jerseys will be part of the team’s 80th Anniversary celebration.

– Check out these new fan photos from newlyweds Peter & Rachel Unkovic, James Myers, and Celeste Dowdell.

Quote of the Day:

“Ben Roethlisberger!” — Ryan Clark, when asked by ESPN’s First Take host who he would rather have at quarterback: Mark Sanchez or Tim Tebow.