Found July 22, 2012 on Steelers Depot:
By Jeremy Hritz The beginning of the 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers season is now only a few days away, with training camp starting this coming Wednesday. Finally, it seems that everything is coming together, and the misshapen puzzle pieces of the offseason that appeared not to fit, are finally conforming to the remaining open spaces. Max Starks was finally resigned by the Steelers after getting a clean bill of health, providing for some insurance should Mike Adams not be able to parlay his gifts into a starting role at the beginning of the season. Starks’ signing also led to the (much) anticipated Read more [...]

Will Things Fall Into Place Before Training Camp for Wallace, DeCastro Deals?

The Steelers have two important players to still get under contract before training camp begins: offensive guard and first round pick David DeCastro and All-Pro wide receiver Mike Wallace. There are multiple reasons as to why both players have yet to sign contracts, but there is also a lot of optimi ContinueThe post Will Things Fall Into Place Before Training Camp for Wallace, DeCastro...

2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp Roster Battles: Linebackers

There are just four more days left now until the Pittsburgh Steelers report to training camp in Latrobe, so today we wrap up our look at the players that will battling to make the 53 man roster or the practice squad with our look at the linebackers. With Larry Foote, James Harrison, LaMarr Woodley, Lawrence Timmons, Jason Worilds and Sean Spence all locks to make the roster, that...

Steelers Sign David DeCastro

The 2012 draft class of the Pittsburgh Steelers is now all under contract as Bob Labriola reports via Twitter that first round draft pick, guard David DeCastro, has come to terms on a four-year contract that is estimated to be worth just under $8 million. The Detroit Lions signing of their first round draft pick, tackle Riley Reiff, earlier in the day, effectively boxed DeCastro...

Steelers get their 1st round pick, David DeCastro signed to 4 yr. deal

It’s finally official now, all of wondering, waiting, and questioning the reasons why the Steelers 2012 first round pick David DeCastro hadn’t signed yet.Will he be in camp on time, is he thinking of holding out, was the money freed up from releasing Jonathan Scott finally what gave them the breathing room to get the deal done? The answers are Yes, No, and Yes. According to multiple...

AFC North: Mike Wallace And The Pittsburgh Steelers In Close Contact About Extension

Now that Ray Rice signed his five-year contract prior to the franchise tag deadline, another high-profile player in the division is making strides towards a contract extension. According to Jason La Canfora with, Wallace and the Steelers are in "close contact" with each other, making progress towards a new deal. Wallace was only tendered $2.72 million as...

Breaking Down the Offensive Line for the 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster (Update 1)

After two days with news, things swung back toward normal for Pittsburgh Steelers fans, as the transaction train stopped. While it was no surprise that the team re-signed Max Starks, it was a bit surprising that the team released Jonathan Scott prior to training camp. Yes, he was probably not destined for the opening day roster with his $2.2 million salary, but he would have been...

Steelers, Mike Wallace “continue to make headway” in extension talks

Now that the deadline for franchise players to sign long term deals has come and past, only one high profile player remains unsigned, Steelers’ restricted free agent Mike Wallace. Wallace has yet to sign his restricted free agent tender and there is no deadline for him to do so, as he and the Steelers work on a long term deal. The only “deadline” for the two sides is probably...

Offensive guard: So many possibilities for the Steelers to explore in training camp

It’s more than a safe guess that the battle for the starting guard positions on the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line this year is going to be one of the best battles we’ll have seen in a long time. With so many question marks surrounding Sean Kugler’s group this year (and really for the last several years), there is finally cause for some real optimism about who is going...

Mike Wallace or David DeCastro, who’s the bigger priority for the Steelers?

Training is just a few short days away now, as the Steelers will report to Latrobe on July 25th. It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for since that dreadful torching of our beloved defense ended what we all thought was a promising post season for 2011. Fast forward to today and the Steelers still have 2 glaring issues facing them that they would love to have resolved before the...

Steelers pre-training camp projected opening day and practice squad roster

This has been an amazing summer, as the Pittsburgh Pirates have captivated the city and created a buzz that has not been seen in 20-years. However, that buzz is about to be joined by an annual right of passage, the opening of Pittsburgh Steelers training camp in Latrobe.We at Steelers101 have dissected the players and came up with our early best guess at the 2012 opening day roster...

Steelers get David DeCastro under contract

Getty Images According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers have signed first round pick, guard David DeCastro to a four-year deal, with an option for the fifth. DeCastro will likely come in and start right away at guard.  Many scouts around the league had him ranked as the top player in this year’s draft.

Steelers sign DeCastro

The Steelers signed first-round pick David DeCastro to a four-year contract with a club option for a fifth year. He's expected to enter training camp as the starting right guard. DeCastro was the 24th overall pick in the 2012 draft. Cameron Jordan, drafted No. 24 in 2011, signed a deal worth $7.7 million last year. DeCastro started 39 games at right guard in three seasons...

Geno Atkins Makes His Appearance On ESPN's Top-25 Players Of The AFC North

Jamison Hensley at ESPN has been counting down the top-25 players in the AFC North Division for the past couple of weeks. The list will likely end around Training Camp, as he's been roughly been doing one player writeup per day. Hensley has a good pulse on the players in the AFC North as he is the "four-letter network's" division blogger. In case you've...

David DeCastro Now Boxed In After Lions Sign Riley Reiff

The Detroit Lions have announced this morning that they have come to terms with tackle Riley Reiff, their first round draft pick, so that now means that the Pittsburgh Steelers should be coming to terms with David DeCastro at any time now. Last week DeCastro was boxed in from behind when the New England Patriots came to terms with Dont'a Hightower, the 25th overall pick in...
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