Posted June 14, 2012 on AP on Fox
Don't let the sign over his locker fool you, Steelers nose tackle Casey Hampton isn't quite ready to get into coaching. The five-time Pro Bowler is, however, serving as a mentor to Steve McLendon and rookie Alameda Ta'amu while he recovers from offseason knee surgery. The 35-year-old Hampton did not participate during organized team activities or minicamp but did keep a watchful eye over McLendon and Ta'amu, who will carry the load until Hampton returns. Hampton says he expects to be ready by the season opener on Sept. 9 but doesn't expect to see the field much during preseason if he's cleared to play. The longest tenured member of the Pittsburgh defense had surgery in January to repair a torn ACL.

Ben Roethlisberger Says He’s Not Going To Change His Game

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger met the media on Wednesday following the morning mini-camp practice and answered questions about his age, style of play, the offense and of course Mike Wallace. The Steelers quarterback was asked if anyone has every told him in the past to just go down and take a hit or run out of bounds. "Yeah, all the time. My mom, my wife...

Pittsburgh Steelers open mini-camp with three important rookies finally in camp and without Mike Wallace

The Pittsburgh Steelers opened mini-camp today in preparation for the 2012 season. Of course, the big news of the day was expected as Pro Bowl wide receiver Mike Wallace did not report. The restricted free agent has still not signed his RFA tender and looks to continue his holdout by missing these five mandatory sessions. Besides the Wallace story, the focus turned to the Steelers...

Steelers Six From Around The Web – June 14th – Antonio Brown Talks Contract Year Edition

The Top 100 Players of 2012 rolled on last night with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger ranking 30th and outside linebacker James Harrison ranking 29th on the list that none of the players seem to admit voting for. Emmanuel Sanders joined 93.7 The Fan to talk about how the learning of the offense is going and how he currently still is the return man heading out...

Casey Hampton believes he’ll be ready for the season opener

Getty Images Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Casey Hampton indicated on Wednesday that he’s still optimistic that he’ll be ready for week one of the regular season–after tearing his ACL in his left knee back in January. “I’m planning on coming back for the season,” Hampton said Wednesday, per “That’s what I’m looking at. That’s realistic for me. I don’t...

Art Rooney II on Mike Wallace: “He should be here”

Getty Images Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II had a message for wide receiver Mike Wallace who’s currently holding out for a new contract, after the Steelers tagged him as a restricted free agent. “He should be here,” Rooney said, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Rooney has a point since the Steelers are installing a brand new offense with the addition of offensive...

Leftwich wins longest throw competition; Kirby Wilson returns

-B- The Steelers wrapped up their mini-camp today with a little bit of fun. The quarterbacks had a longest throw competition and the winner was big Byron Leftwich, who bested Troy Smith in the last round with a throw of over 70 yards. Pretty impressive. No word if Roethlisberger participated or how far he threw.  -B- Speaking of Big Ben, he was ranked the 30th best player in...

WR scrapped from litter campaign

Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders was scrapped as the face of an anti-littering campaign after he was fined for failing to put out the trash properly, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. Sanders appeared earlier in the week in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court alongside teammate Antonio Brown as the pair pleaded guilty to leaving boxes behind a private dumpster in the Beltzhoover...

Report: Steelers won’t reduce Mike Wallace’s tender

Getty Images Today is the only day that the Pittsburgh Steelers can reduce wide receiver Mike Wallace’s restricted free agent tender from $2.72 million to $577,000. According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Steelers have already decided to not slash a large chunk of Wallace’s salary for 2012, even though he still hasn’t signed his tender. “That’s...

Steelers' Sanders, Brown plead guilty... of littering

News is slow at this time of the offseason. We all know it. That's why the following is such a huge deal for Steelers fans. Wide receivers Emmanuel Sanders and Antontio Brown pleaded guilty on Monday to leaving boxes by a private dumpster. You read that right. They pleaded guilty -- to leaving boxes -- by a dumpster. We'll just go ahead and ignore the fact that they actually...

Art Rooney II on Mike Wallace: “He should be here.”

The Mike Wallace ordeal has been the talk and focus of the Pittsburgh Steelers off-season thus far. From Wallace asking for outrageous money from teams interested in him as a free agent, to his walk of shame back to the ‘Burgh after no teams would pony up that kind of dough, #17 has been the talk of the town. The date to watch is June 15th, as that is the deadline for Wallace to...

Little talk between Steelers and Mike Wallace

Restricted free agent Mike Wallace is absent from the Steelers’ mandatory minicamp. The word “mandatory” is a little misleading because it’s only mandatory if a player is under contract, which Wallace, who has yet to sign his restricted free agent tender, is not currently, so the Steelers can’t fine him. However, they can reduce his tender value from 2.742 million to 577...
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