Steelers bumpy preseason leaves plenty of questions

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers began the preseason with little drama and few questions. Now there's more than plenty of both heading into the exhibition finale against Carolina.

Wide receiver Martavis Bryant will miss the first four games after violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, a mistake that Bryant says embarrassed himself and his family. The team was forced to trade for veteran kicker Josh Scobee after Shaun Suisham and Garrett Hartley were both lost for the year due to injury. Center Maurkice Pouncey is out at least two months and the defense hasn't exactly been sharp when the starters are in the game.

Linebacker James Harrison says he's not concerned and that the main goal is to get to next Thursday's opener against New England in good health.


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