First Call: Joe Schobert already released; mixed injury news for Ravens; Tyler Glasnow attempting a comeback


In Wednesday’s “First Call,” a former Pittsburgh Steeler struggles to keep a new job. The Baltimore Ravens are getting mixed results in terms of injuries. Tyler Glasnow tries to turn back.

And Duquesne’s football team has new captains.

That was quick

Joe Schobert didn’t last long in Denver.

The former Steelers linebacker was only a Bronco for eight days. He was signed in Colorado on August 15 and released on Tuesday.

Schobert had 112 tackles in 2021, his only season in Pittsburgh. But he was nowhere near the kind of impact player the Steelers thought they were getting when they bought him through a trade with Jacksonville last August.

Schobert is only 28, but he is now five years away from his 2017 Pro Bowl season with the Cleveland Browns, having played on four teams in four years.

saw this coming

After a rough outing against the Steelers on Saturday night, the Jacksonville Jaguars unleashed the lone kicker on their roster.

That was Ryan Santoso. He was cut free after three of six preseason field goals, including: two misses over 50 yards Saturday against the Steelers.

Jacksonville claimed James McCourt to fill the void at the position. He was cut Monday by the Los Angeles Chargers.

“Consistency is what you look for in kickers. It’s a good opportunity for him and then for us to move forward with the process,” Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson said of McCourt via CBS Sports. “We still have some time here before kicks start to mean anything, but it’s a good opportunity for him.”

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Back with Baltimore

Baltimore Ravens center Tyler Linderbaum rehearses with the team. This is after returning from a foot injury on August 4.

This is stated on the team’s website. Linderbaum is expected to start as a rookie after the Ravens trade in to select him with the 25th overall pick. Many Steelers fans thought he would be a nominee for the Steelers at pick No. 20, but quarterback Kenny Pickett was still on the board.

The former Iowa Hawkeye did individual work on Friday when the Ravens were in Arizona, but claims he increased his activity on Tuesday.

All-Pro left tackle Ronnie Stanley (ankle) and outside linebacker Tyus Bowser (Achilles) were still offside on Tuesday. Head coach John Harbaugh focuses on two to three weeks of practice before the game starts.

The Ravens open the regular season against the New York Jets in 19 days.

comeback boy

Former Pirates pitcher Tyler Glasnow tries to make a comeback.

The Tampa Bay Rays Ace underwent Tommy John surgery on August 4, 2021. The righthander made his final appearance on June 14, 2021 against the Chicago White Sox.

According to the Associated Press, Glasnow reached 97 miles per hour as he threw his second live batting drill on Tuesday.

He is not ruling out a return this season.

“It’s easy to be very optimistic,” Glasnow said. “I felt really good. My velo was good, (the) performance was good. But if I’m not comfortable and I don’t feel 100% and ready to go, then I’m not. I’m not going to push it.”

Glasnow threw 21 pitches to a pair of minor leaguers before the Rays played against the Los Angeles Angels. The regular season ends on October 5.

Called Captains

Duquesne’s football team has named its captains for the 2022 season.

On the offensive side, it’s quarterback Joe Mischler and offensive lineman Michael Dorundo. Mischler, an Ohio University transferee, is in graduate school but still listed as a junior. He blew out his knee in the 2021 Texas Christian season opener last year, but is believed to be ready to play this season.

A native of Gibsonia, Dorundo is a sophomore but has been with the Dukes since 2019.

The duties of the defending captains will be split between defending defender Jeremiah Josephs and linebacker Anthony Dellovade. Josephs—a graduate of Gateway High School and Miami, Oh., Transfer—was All-NEC’s second-team last year.

A graduate of West Allegheny, Dellovade is entering his fifth year on the Bluff.

Tim Benz is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tim at [email protected] or via Twitter. All tweets could be reposted. All emails are subject to publication unless otherwise noted.

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