Posted August 23, 2012 on
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Neither Max Starks nor Isaac Redman knew how their healed injuries would react when the players returned to full practice with the Pittsburgh Steelers this week.
Starks' surgically-repaired knee and Redman's balky hip came through three days of practice just fine, and now both players are anxious to get into a game.
Left tackle Starks and running back Redman both expect to see significant action when the Steelers (No. 7 in AP Pro32) play at Buffalo in an exhibition game Saturday.
Starks came off the PUP list on Aug. 14, and began practicing Tuesday. He will start, and coach Mike Tomlin said the starters will play ''at least a half.''
''My knee held up pretty well considering it did pretty much everything it was supposed to do (in a) normal week,'' Starks said. He tore the ACL in his right knee in a playoff loss at Denver Jan. 8.
Redman, who missed Sunday's game against Indianapolis, said he is eager to play as much as possible. He has...
BEST OF MAXIM
If you’re expecting to see Ben Roethlisberger, Troy Polamalu, Lamarr Woodley and your other favorite Steelers play this weekend then you’ll be a happy camper. However, with many young players fighting it out for starting positions you’ll also get a nice dose of new faces too. You’re typical 3rd preseason game is all the set starters for at least the first half and in the...
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Some very good news on the injury front as Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Friday morning that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman will play Saturday night against the Buffalo Bills after making it through a full week of practice.
"I'm anxious to get out there," Redman said via the report by Fittipaldo. "I want to get out there...
According to both Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Tim Benz of 105.9 The X, Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Casey Hampton recently had his left elbow "fixed". Hampton is currently wearing a cast of some sorts and still expects to be ready for the season opener against the Denver Broncos.
The veteran nose tackle reportedly wouldn't say what kind of...
Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports Wednesday via Twitter that linebacker Stevenson Sylvester was off limits to the media today and that he was told not to discuss his knee injury. Sylvester did say that he hurt his knee during Saturday's "walkthrough" at St. Vincent College, according to Mark Kaboly.
TICKLING THE IVORIES
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The Steelers activated Rashard Mendenhall from the PUP last week, a surprising move because everyone, including even Steelers’ GM Kevin Colbert, believed he’d begin the season on the PUP, which would have cost him the first 6 weeks of the season at least. Mendenhall is not expected to be ready to go until after the Steelers’ week 4 bye, but it’s obviously bad news for Isaac...
The Pittsburgh Steelers are taking a wait-and see-approach with injured defensive stars James Harrison and Troy Polamalu.
Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday both players will go through informal workouts early in the week before any decision is made on whether they can return to practice. Harrison hasn't played in either game this season while recovering from minor surgery on his...
The Left Tackle position is arguably the most important piece of the offensive line on any NFL team. The Center is the captain of the unit, the anchor, lynch pin or whatever descriptive word you care to use. He’s the one that calls all the plays for the line and makes sure everyone has their assignments. Without a good LT though, you spent a lot of time running for your life or...
Every year I make a list of players I love and absolutely would want on the majority of my fantasy teams. I also make a list of players I hate. Well, hate is a strong word, but I really really don't like those players. These are players I under almost any circumstance will not draft. So unless Maurice Jones-Drew slips to the late second round, I would not pick him. Knowing players...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashad Mendenhall isn’t expected to be ready to hit the field until “sometime in October.”
“It will be sometime in October, Jerry, not before,” wrote Schefter in reply to a question from his weekly mail bag. “Pittsburgh wanted to bring him off the PUP list Friday to begin to get him back into...
The Steelers have replaced Al Everest with Amos Jones as their special teams coordinator.
Just over a week ago, the Steelers running back situation looked like it was on life support. Isaac Redman wasn’t practicing with a sore groin, Jonathan Dwyer wasn’t working out either and Rashard Mendendhall is not near ready to return from this ACL injury from last year. The Steelers went out and signed Jason Ford [...]
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