View Full Version : Steelers sign backup Center to PS

12-27-2011, 11:15 AM
MarkKaboly_Trib (http://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=MarkKaboly_Trib) According to @SteelersDigest (http://twitter.com/SteelersDigest), #Steelers (http://twitter.com/search?q=%23Steelers) have signed C John Malecki to the practice squad. Malecki went to Franklin Regional and Pitt.

So this tells us possibly a couple things. It could just be a safeguard situation so they don't have to keep moving Legursky to Center and then putting Kemoeatu or Essex in his place when Pouncey goes down.

Or it could be that Pouncey is going to be out longer than thought and they need a backup Center if Legursky's shoulder injury gets worse. Tomlin said Doug could have gone back into the game last Saturday if they needed him too but they held him out since things were going ok.

12-27-2011, 11:20 AM
I think they had a spot and just picked a guy that made sense giving our current situation, I wouldn't read too much into it...

K Train
12-27-2011, 11:35 AM
whats pounceys official status for playoffs? have they mentioned anything

12-27-2011, 11:42 AM
Nothing official as of this minute but Tomlin's weekly press conference starts at Noon today so I'm sure he'll address all of the injuries. Knowing the way he operates though, I can't imagine he'll give us more than the "We'll see how it goes and let his participation dictate his status for next week" type of thing.

K Train
12-27-2011, 01:06 PM
imo now would be a lovely time to bring in flozell as a swing man

12-27-2011, 05:15 PM
Both Pouncey and Big Ben should, apparently, have a decent shot at playing against Browns.

12-27-2011, 06:46 PM
I say let em rest, Woodley, Sanders, Ben ,and Pouncey should all rest, worse case were the 5th seed we don't need no more unnecessary injuries playing the miserable Clowns.

12-27-2011, 08:36 PM
i think we need to play whoever is able to play starters wise, get a little momentem going into the playoffs we need it imo