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    Steelers sign Fernando Velasco (Center/Guard)

    ... as I suggested this morning
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    never heard of him

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    never heard of him
    really? Started at Center for Tennessee last year (16 games... i believe)

    graded out very well on your favorite site
    11th overall center

    I wanted to sign him earlier in the process (camp), and move Pouncey to LG....
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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    never heard of him
    Good Move.....Tomlins ego can't get in the way now......we may have a decent center now.....of course we still need a LG......

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    gotcha

    Tennessees interior last year was Kemo/Mahan/Stapleton bad, but i have seen much of him individually enough to make an opinion

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    It's a really good signing especially in the sense that Velasco has some long term value (unlike Wallace who is more of a career backup...)
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    Didn't he used to pitch for dodgers.
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    Okay but, if this guy was available back when....all I see is Tomlin confirming his own stupidity. I mean all he is saying is that he kept the wrong players. I mean we have back-ups already, even for Pouncey. But, after those back-ups play less then 1 game, Tomlin is admitting that they are no good, so he signs this guy ?...A guy who has been out there all this time ?


    To me, this is just further proof of Tomlin's Incompetance.

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    It was thought that Velasco was going to keep his starting center spot on the Titans this year, not get cut entirely. He had a pretty big number attached to him but the Titans front office said that money wasn't the issue...but draw your own conclusions. He's a good center who had earned the job last year and so a number of people were a little surprised that the organization cut ties. But he's a good center and best available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by questforSB7 View Post
    But, after those back-ups play less then 1 game, Tomlin is admitting that they are no good, so he signs this guy ?...A guy who has been out there all this time ?


    To me, this is just further proof of Tomlin's Incompetance.
    No. I suspect we would not have signed Velasco if Heath was back. It is not that Beachum cannot do the job but he is needed in other areas. In some ways, Beachum is one of the most important players on the team because he can play anywhere on the line. Beachum is needed at TE to block for the run game and to be available for any other in game injuries.
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