Found August 11, 2012 on SteelerAddicts:
No Casey Hampton, no problem for the Steelers. At least for now that’s been the case so far in training camp and after one preseason game. While the Steelers would love to have the Big Snack healthy and at his normal post anchoring the defensive line, he’s still on the PUP recovering from his ACL surgery. Fortunately for them though their smart drafting and offseason homework looks to be paying off with 2 quality nose tackles on the roster. Defensive Line Coach John Mitchell has been talking up Steve McLendon since the offseason began and McLendon so far has delivered as promised. When Hampton revealed he had the torn ACL, everyone began to wonder if the Steelers were going to draft a future Hampton or rely on the young prospect on the roster already. Most felt like McLendon, who at the time was around 285 lbs wasn’t big enough or stout enough to play NT in a 34 defense. That’s when Mitchell stepped in and told everyone to just wait and see, that McLendon was a budding star and woul...

Wallace Working Out With Tom Shaw In Florida & Could Report Soon

Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide reciver Mike Wallace is reoportdly working out down in Orlando with trainer Tom Shaw at the Wide World of Sports facility and could possibly report soo to training camp according to Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. In the report by Robinson, Shaw indicates that Wallace has been training with him for the last couple of...

Steelers RB John Clay Leaves Sunday Practice On Cart After Being Injured

The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered an injury to one of their running backs on Sunday as Bob Labriola reports via Twitter that second year running back John Clay has been taken off on a cart after suffering an unspecified injury. The Steelers were already thin at the running back position heading into the Sunday practice as both Isaac Redman (groin) and Jonathan Dwyer (shoulder)...

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...

Steelers young stars Chris Rainey and Baron Batch show promise in preseason opener

The first preseason game is a time of excitement for every fan. We finally get to see what the stars of tomorrow will do in game situations for our Steelers.  We must curb our excitement though both in handing out praise and criticism because after all, it’s preseason and game 1 at that. For now,, lets take a look at the young running backs of the Steelers and how they performed...

Pittsburgh Steelers Fullback David Johnson Likely Out for the Season with a Torn ACL

The Pittsburgh Steelers had three injuries of note in Thursday nights 24-23 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Of those, it appeared at the time that the knee injury suffered by fullback / tight end David Johnson was the most severe.Those fears appear to be reality. This morning it is being reported by Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that Johnson is likely done for the...

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...

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...

Steelers’ offense a work in progress following loss to Eagles

The first preseason game of the 2012 National Football League season is in the books and while no one will remember the 24-23 score of the Philly win over the Steelers, there is a lot to take from the game and I’m focusing on the offense. New offensive coordinator Todd Haley unveiled his new scheme last night and the differences between he and former coordinator Bruce Arians were...

David Johnson Tore his ACL

Knees don't bend sideways. The Steelers' starting fullback is going to miss the 2012 season with a torn ACL in his right knee. Not much you can take out of a preseason game, other than this is something you don't want. Mike Adams and Jon Dwyer also got banged up, but their injuries aren't presumed to be serious. Hope they sign Lousaka Polite.Other stuff: The starting...

Man of His Word

Mike Tomlin saw Will Johnson one time and signed him. Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson understands why.

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...
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