Casey Hampton won’t require surgery after all. Rest and rehab should do the trick #98, which is good news for the Big Snack as he enters the final year of his contract he signed back in 2010. His salary is about 5 million for 2012, which would be a sizable savings for the Steelers should they decide to cut ties with the former Long Horn. Hampton had a solid year in 2011, proving he is still capable occupying a double team. With Chris Hoke rumored to be retiring the only NT left on the roster is Steve McLendon, who filled in nicely this past year. Whether or not Hamp comes back, a defensive lineman will be on the Steelers radar come this draft. Hampton just finished up his 11th season with the Steelers.
Doug Legursky isn’t so lucky though, he tweeted on Thursday that he will have surgery on Friday to repair the shoulder injury he suffered in the Rams game on Christmas Eve. He missed the final regular season game against the Browns but returned as the starter at Center against Denver when Maurkice Pouncey was declared inactive with his bothersome ankle issues.