Found August 31, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
This is not a good year to be a Steelers rookie. 1st round selection David DeCastro tore his MCL last week and 3rd round selection Sean Spence tore his ACL, LCL, and dislocated his kneecap in the Steelers’ final preseason game. Unlikely DeCastro, who will be kept on the roster in hopes of playing in December and later, Spence looks like an obvious candidate for IR, which means we won’t see him at all today. What originally looked like a very strong draft class for the Steelers has taken some hits. DeCastro and Spence have been hurt, while 2nd round pick Mike Adams really struggled on the blindside this preseason. DeCastro should be fine long term, but Spence is an undersized player at 5-11 231, so he can’t afford to lose any speed. A favorite of mine during draft season for his speed, coverage abilities, and hustle, Spence was ticketed for a big special teams role as a rookie and could have emerged as a coverage linebacker later in the season. With marginal starting middle linebacke...

Steelers Rookie LB Sean Spence Carted Off With Serious Leg Injury

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Sean Spence has been carted off with what looks like a serious left leg or knee injury late in the third quarter of the preseason game against the Carolina Panthers. Spence stayed on the ground in pain after his leg caught in the torn up turf of Heinz Field. The team doctors put an air cast on his leg prior to him being carted off. The injury...

Report: Steelers Rookie LB Sean Spence Will Miss Season With Multiple Torn Knee Ligaments

The news is exactly what we all feared it would be as Gerry Dulac of Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports Friday via Twitter that Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Sean Spence tore multiple ligaments in his left knee and as result he will miss the entire 2012 season. Spence suffered the injury late in the third quarter...

DeCastro, Spence Injuries Spur More Discussion About Pre-Season

No team in the National Football League is immune from injury. The Pittsburgh Steelers certainly are not as they have now seen two of their top four draft picks go down in less than a week with serious injuries. The fact is that under the current system of four pre-season games, guys are going to get hurt and some more seriously than others. David DeCastro’s injury was surgically...

Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker Suffers Nasty Leg Injury

Pittsburgh Steelers have been a bit unlucky when it comes to their draft picks this preseason. First round pick guard David DeCastro went down a week ago with a knee injury and now third round pick linebacker Sean Spence has went down with one too. Spence a rookie out of the University of Miami was carted off the field. His leg had landed awkwardly underneath him when he was...

Steelers’ Sean Spence suffers a bad leg injury

Getty Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Sean Spence left tonight’s preseason finale with a nasty looking leg injury. “For the second consecutive preseason game, the Steelers have lost one of their draft picks to an ugly leg injury. “In tonight’s preseason finale, linebacker Sean Spence, the Steelers’ third-round pick in this year’s NFL draft, was carted off the field...

Steelers place Sean Spence on IR

Getty According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the Pittsburgh Steelers have placed rookie linebacker Sean Spence on season ending injured reserve after tearing multiple ligaments in his knee during last night’s preseason finale. Steelers placed rookie LB Sean Spence on injured reserve and released veteran lineman Trai Essex. — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) August 31, 2012

Steelers Likely To Carry David DeCastro On Active Roster For A While

Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert said on Friday that rookie right guard David DeCastro would likely be carried on the 53 man roster for a little while and that the decision has not been made as to whether or not they will designate him as being the player for the new 8 week injured reserve list. "The new rule will allow us to bring one person back from injured...

The Terrible Podcast – Panthers Game, Spence Injury, DeCastro IR Rule & 53 Man Roster Episode

Season 3, Episode 10 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and start by talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night game against the Carolina Panthers, and more specifically, the devastating injury suffered by rookie linebacker Sean Spence, and discuss what effect it has on the roster moving forward. We also discuss the other injuries in the game suffered...

NFL Approves New 8 Week Injured Reserve Rule – Perfect Spot For DeCastro

Some good news on Thursday as Adam Schefter reports via Twitter that the NFL and the NFLPA have come to an agreement on a new 8 week injured reserve rule that can be used on one player in 2012. It was looking like this new rule change wasn't going to get approved by the NFLPA, but in passing it, it will allow the Pittsburgh Steelers to place rookie right guard David DeCastro...

Steelers go with 4 Wide Receivers, 3 Quarterbacks in final roster cuts

Final cutdowns for all NFL teams were due by 9pm EST on Friday. The Steelers spent the day going over all the possibilities before announcing their cuts this afternoon. Among the interesting moves, they will go with 4 WR's and 3 QB's. There was wide speculation that they may go with 5 receivers but David Gilreath, Derrick Williams and the others were all cut today. ...

New NFL 8 Week IR Rule – Quick Turnaround Upcoming For Charlie Batch?

With both the NFL and the NFLPA agreeing to pass the new 8 week injured reserve rule, it presents yet another new look now at the Pittsburgh Steelers final 53 man roster. The cut down to 53 players must be done by Friday evening and rookie right guard David DeCastro must now be on that final roster so that he can be moved to the injured reserve list after 4 p.m. EST on Tuesday. ...
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