Steel City shakeup: Cowher benches top CB Taylor

Updated: November 9, 2006, 11:39 AM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Only two months after the Pittsburgh Steelers signed Ike Taylor to a $22.5 million contract extension, the team's top cornerback has been relegated to a role in the dime coverage package.


In the wake of the Steelers' dismal 2-6 start, the worst eight-game record ever for a defending Super Bowl champion, coach Bill Cowher suggested he might make some lineup changes. And he began by benching Taylor, who was strafed by Denver wide receiver Javon Walker in last Sunday's loss to ...

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