The Steelers' workouts run through early June and are supposed to be voluntary, but Cowher expects all players to attend. Every other player was on hand Tuesday, and one player who wasn't supposed to be there -- outside linebacker Jason Gildon -- unexpectedly showed up to work out on his own.
Gildon, an All-Pro in 2001 and a starter since 1994, has 27 sacks the last three seasons but will be released after June 1 in a salary cap move. He was due to make $3.65 million this season, but the Steelers signed former backup Clark Haggans to a $10.2 million, four-year contract to replace him and told Gildon to skip their offseason program.
Gildon, who will be 32 in July, hopes to hook on with another team before NFL training camps open in late July.