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The Pittsburgh Steelers were back at it Saturday as training camp continues, unfortunately without rookie left tackle Mike Adams, who left Thursday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles with a right knee injury. While the injury does not appear serious, with him listed as day-to-day, it will definitely affect his attempt to become the opening day start on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s blind side.With Adam’s nursing his injury, and veteran Max Starks still on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list recovering from his torn ACL, second year offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert took over on the left side, with guard Ramon Foster sliding out to right tackle. Backing up Gilbert and Foster will be offensive tackles Trai Essex, Kyle Jolly and Chris Scott. Ironically, Foster became available to slide outside today after news broke that rookie first round selection David DeCastro was named the starting right guard. For DeCastro, it is a huge step forward in solidifying the interior of...

Report: Steelers Name David DeCastro Starting Right Guard

Sooner or later it was going to happen, but in the case of Pittsburgh Steelers first round draft pick David DeCastro, sooner is certainly better as Jim Wexell reported today via Twitter that offensive line coach Sean Kugler announced that DeCastro was now the starting right guard. Kugler had said just last week that the rookie was coming on in practice. The Stanford product, who...

Mike Adams expects to return within 2 weeks, Steelers have options to explore at Left Tackle

The news could have been worse, much worse for the Steelers after their loss to Philadelphia cost them David Johnson for the season with a torn ACL, and then seeing rookie Mike Adams go down with a knee injury too. After the game it was speculated that the injury to Adams wasn’t as severe as that of DJ, the TE/FB who was having a real nice camp and it’s a shame this had to happen...

LT Mike Adams out two weeks

Steelers Rookie left tackle Mike Adams told the Tribune Review that his injured knee won’t require surgery, but he'll likely be out for two weeks, in time to play at Buffalo Auguts 25th. “I’m hoping to play before that,” Adams said. Head coach Mike Tomlin characterized his injury as "day to day".

Steelers rookie LT Adams out two weeks with knee injury

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie left tackle Mike Adams told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that his right knee he injured in Thursday's preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles will not require surgery. However, Adams will likely be out for at least two weeks and is not expected to play again until Aug. 25 at Buffalo. "I'm hoping to play before that," Adams...

Medal Stand: DeCastro Leads Way

Did David DeCastro win a starting job last night? It sure looked that way to Jim Wexell. Here's his rundown of DeCastro's night as well as the rest of the Steelers' standouts.

Pressure and Perspective

As i strolled down the sidelines of Lincoln Financial Field before the Eagles and the Steelers fandangoed in Philly, i was musing about the pressure facing the two gold dust twins, David DeCastro and Michael Adams, both rookies, both making their first NFL starts in their first NFL game. I went down to the end zone [...]

On the Steelers; The O-line shake-up continues with Adams injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line issues go back several years. Even when the team was making and winning Super Bowls questions about the line’s ability to protect Ben Roethlisberger were still in vogue. With the drafting of Mike Adams and David DeCastro and the resigning of Max Starks, GM Kevin Butler and Head Coach Mike Tomlin finally put heavy emphasis on the offensive...

Steelers Offensive Line Grades & Breakdown Report Versus Eagles

With multiple viewings of the Pittsburgh Steelers first preseason game now out of the way, here are my grades of the offensive linemen for the game against the Philadelphia Eagles with a little breakdown note on each player. Overall it was not a good showing by several starters or those fighting for roster spots, but there were a few positives to take away nonetheless. PLAYER...

The Pittsburgh Steelers Lose to the Eagles: What Matters

The 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers opened their preseason schedule on Thursday night in Philadelphia, losing to the Eagles 24-23.  The Steelers largely dominated play when the starters were in, leading 13-0 at halftime.  There was a lot of good and some cause for concern coming out of Thursday’s game, and here is what matters from the preseason opener: Mike Adams started at LT...

The Terrible Podcast – Training Camp Saturday Day 18 Special Edition Episode

The Pittsburgh Steelers were back on the practice field Saturday for the first time since their 24-23 loss Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles and my co-host David Todd was right there with them to take in the action. To start this Saturday special edition of The Terrible Podcast we start off talking about the knee injury suffered by rookie left tackle Mike Adams and...

Steelers counting on Max Starks to start the regular season, but will he be ready?

The injury to Steelers left tackle Mike Adams may or not keep him out a full two weeks but in the mean time it’s creating some situations on the offensive line, one of which is the availability of Max Starks to return for the regular season opener. If you’ve heard what Offensive Line Coach Sean [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content...

Steelers Offense Game Notes Against Eagles

Below are my offensive notes from the first run through of the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-23 loss Thursday night to the Philadelphia Eagles. My defensive notes will be along next. I liked the use of fullback David Johnson out of the backfield on the first 3rd down of the game. Johnson also had a few good blocks on the first drive before getting injured. The opening drive the Steelers...
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