Former Pittsburgh Steelers center Fernando Velasco finally has a new home as it was announced on Wednesday that he has signed with the Carolina Panthers. Velasco, who was signed last year by the Steelers after starting center Maurkice Pouncey was lost for the season in the opener against the Tennessee Titans, started 11 straight games […]
Panthers Sign Former Steelers C Fernando...
According to Panthers DE Charles Johnson, veteran C Fernando Velasco has signed a contract with Carolina on Wednesday.
Velasco, 29, has found much interest as a free agent, although his name came up as a speculative option for the Dolphins after they lost Mike Pouncey for the season.
Last year, he signed on with the Steelers and would go on to appear in 11 games for them before...
Free agent center Fernando Velasco is back healthy again. When Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey was lost eight plays into the 2013 season opener to a knee injury, Velasco was luckily still unemployed at the time and the team signed him right away. Velasco helped stabilize the Steelers line until he, too, suffered a season-ending […]
Free Agent C/G Fernando Velasco Says...
By Matthew Marczi
End-of-season player exit meetings are not something that we are often privy to as outsiders of the football world. Generally, we only get a glimpse into that world when a player is asked by a reporter how the meeting went, if the player is willing to discuss it.
Still, it’s not generally a hard concept to grasp, and we have a pretty good feel by now of how Mike...
The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed center Fernando Velasco on injured reserve with a season-ending Achilles injury.
Velasco injured the Achilles in Thursday's 22-20 loss to Baltimore. Velasco is the second center to be lost for the season. Maurkice Pouncey tore the ACL in his right knee eight plays into the opener against Tennessee in September.
The Steelers signed center...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2013
As the story goes, when Fernando Velasco first heard from the Pittsburgh Steelers regarding his services he was in church.
Seems only fitting that Velasco was in church considering the savior he has been for this football team in 2013.
The fifth-year man from the University of Georgia started all 16 games last season as a member of the Tennessee Titans.
Because of salary cap issues...
Fernando Velasco expected to see panic after the Pittsburgh Steelers limped through a winless September. Apathy and frustration are supposed to be part of the mix when a team gets off to its worst start in more than 40 years, right?
Maybe in most places. But not in Pittsburgh.
''I had been 0-4 in my career but it was a different kind of 0-4,'' said the veteran center...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2013
The Pittsburgh Steelers were real lucky that center Fernando Velasco was unemployed after losing starter Maurkice Pouncey for the year in the season opener against the Tennessee Titans as the Georgia product has filled in admirable ever since he was signed. Because of his level play, a lot of the fan base, with good reason, is hoping that Velasco will be re-signed during the offseason...