Steelers place 6 players on PUP List to start camp

The Steelers have started off this years training camp with 6 players on the Physically Unable to Perform List.  The Steelers do not have to list official injuries until week 1 of the regular season.  Many of the players were expected to be on this list.  There are no surprises here.

Players on PUP List:

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Steelers 2012 Position Battles: Nose Tackle

The next position battle on the list is at Nose Tackle.  The Steelers have a had a stud in this position for years.  Casey Hampton is expected to be sidelined at the beginning of the season though with his knee injury.  Hampton would like to be ready but he is still most likely going […]


Mendenhall not ruling out playing week 1

Scott Brown is reporting that Rashard Mendenhall has not ruled out playing week 1 of the regular season for the Steelers.  Mendenhall went down in the last week of the season versus Cleveland.  Week 1 would be a nine month recovery.  That would be good for someone like Casey Hampton who does not have to […]


Steelers projected 53 man roster for 2012

The draft is over.  There has been some time to take a look at the roster.  The Steelers could make another move or two but they really will not be forced to.  If they want some depth at a position or are looking to bring in competition it is possible but with the salary cap […]


Steelers sign Alameda Ta’amu

The Steelers signed their first draft pick of the year.  NT Alameda Ta’amu singed a four year deal with the team.  The Steelers still have 7 other draft picks to sign.

Ta’amu is going to be the heir apparent to Casey Hampton.  He may also be the starter at the beginning of the season. Hampton […]


Troy Polamalu to mentor rookie NT Alameda Ta’amu

Alameda Ta’amu appears to be the heir apparent to the NT position for the Steelers.  He will learn under Casey Hampton and John Mitchell on how to play the position this season.  He could even end up starting if he learns fast enough and Hampton is unable to recover from knee surgery.  Hampton will […]


Steelers Trade Up to Get Alameda Ta’amu

This draft just keeps getting better.  The Steelers moved up in the fourth round to get a player they needed.   The Steelers drafted Alameda Ta’amu NT from Washington.  The Steelers gave up their 4th and 6th round pick to the Redskins to get Ta’amu.

Ta’amu is a huge man.  He was expected to go […]


Casey Hampton restructures contract to stay with Steelers

According to Rotoworld’s website Hampton restructured a bit today.  He took a reduction in base salary of $2.8 million down from $4.89 million he was due.  He also agreed to eliminate his workout bonus and saved the Steelers $3.09 million against the cap, which is great for free agency.  This was a great move for […]


Casey Hampton will return to Steelers in 2012

Steelers NT Casey Hampton is expected to start the year on the PUP List but will be on the team in 2012.  Hampton will still be recovering from an ACL Tear that he has had surgery on this offseason.  Hampton is due to count over $8 million against the Steelers salary cap this year.

Hampton […]


Steelers Round Up: Bridesmaids, Anesthesia and Aloha

Excuse my lack of Round up last week.  I know you missed it.  With a bunch of the guys going to the Pro Bowl there was a lot happening this week, so lots to report.  A good way to end the work week:

I love the below picture James Harrison posted to Facebook today.  And […]


Could the Casey Hampton Injury Push Steelers Towards A 4-3 Defense?

Now that Casey Hampton is down with the ACL Injury and most likely will not be on the team next year because of it what should the Steelers do?  They have been rumored to be looking at Ziggy Hood at Nose Tackle.  They could draft someone in the first or second round like Dontari Poe. […]


Casey Hampton Will Have ACL Surgery After All

Casey Hampton tried to avoid going under the knife so that he could play next season.  That is not going to plan.  Hampton will be headed under the knife on Friday to repair his torn ACL.  The Surgery will be Hampton’s 3rd time having ACL Surgery.  The second time on this knee.

The Steelers just […]


Steelers 2012 Team Needs: Nose Tackle

At the time being the Nose Tackle position should be number one on the Steelers priority list heading into the offseason.  Casey Hampton went down with a knee injury in the Steelers playoff loss to Denver.  He has an ACL injury.  While Hampton is going to try not to get surgery so he may […]


Steelers 2012 Team Needs

The Steelers head into the offseason with a lot on their plate.  They are way over the cap.  Mike Wallace is a restricted free agent.  The team has 11 unrestricted free agents.  The team is aging and some big stars could be leaving the team.  There is plenty to be ready for over the next […]


Casey Hampton Trying to Avoid Surgery

Steelers Nose Tackle Casey Hampton is trying to avoid surgery for his injured ACL.  Hampton wants to rehab and see if he can return for the 2012 season.  He understands that if he has the surgery he is most likely not going to be ready for next season.  He knows that with his size that […]