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FERNANDO VELASCO RUMORS

Fernando Velasco returns to Tennessee

Veteran center Fernando Velasco is headed back to Tennessee.On Tuesday, the Titans announced the signing Velasco in a move to provide depth along the offensive line. The 30-year-old Velasco played in 49 games over four seasons for Tennessee between 2009-2012, including starting all 16 games in 2012. Velasco played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Carolina Panthers the last two seasons...
Via Fox Sports
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers Sign Former Steelers C Fernando Velasco

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...
Via Steelers Depot
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Sign Veteran C Fernando Velasco

  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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agent C/G Fernando Velasco Says His Leg Is ‘Feeling Real Good’

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...
Via Steelers Depot
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers End Of Season Player Exit Meetings – C Fernando Velasco

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...
Via Steelers Depot
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers place center Velasco on injured reserve

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 Eric...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Velasco Has Been a Savior for the Steelers

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...
Via Steel City Blitz
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Surging Steelers not getting ahead of things

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, who signed...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

With His Future Uncertain, Steelers C Fernando Velasco Is Just Enjoying The Process

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...
Via Steelers Depot
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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