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    Velasco?

    Does anyone have any idea or have you heard anything on what the Steelers are going to do with Fernando Velasco? He seemed to play pretty well and would probably be pretty cheap to sign. My opinion is the Steelers are a better team with him in the fold? Haven't heard anything about him and it looks like he'll be released. Wallace would be the backup?

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    He wasn't released. He was only signed for a one-year deal. They could re-sign him as I think he's currently un-signed free agentbecause of his Achilles Surgery...teams are still waiting on that. I would love to see Pittsburgh sign him and move Pouncey to G. Pouncey is going to cost a lot of coin to re-sign, so it may be a good idea to sign Velasco...once they know he is 100% as a precautionary measure.

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    He's a free agent with a blown out achilles.

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    Achilles heal. If he can come back from it I'd like to see him signed. What was the injury Pouncey suffered? Didn't he lose an achilles and more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollers View Post
    Achilles heal. If he can come back from it I'd like to see him signed. What was the injury Pouncey suffered? Didn't he lose an achilles and more?
    Pouncey tore his ACL in his knee.

    I would like to see Velasco back too, but I guess we'll see what Munchak thinks since he cut him in Tennessee. He knows as much about the guy as anyone.

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    Good point igor. I forgot about that. Maybe his days are limited anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollers View Post
    Good point igor. I forgot about that. Maybe his days are limited anyway.
    Well, depending on what the Steelers actually think of Velasco i'm sure they are considering it.
    Would they actually consider moving Pouncey to guard?

    LT Beachum, Adams
    LG Foster, Pouncey
    C Pouncey, Velasco, Wallace
    RG DeCastro, W. Johnson(Draft), Whimper
    RT Gilbert, Adams

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    Moving Poincey to guard (barring injuries) is stupid. He's by far the best center on the roster and Foster is a good guard. You'll never say "wow" when watching Foster but he's a good, solid, reliable starter.

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    Velasco?

    Pouncey has been overrated since his rookie year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinE View Post
    Pouncey has been overrated since his rookie year.
    Yep, overrated. He is not one of the top 2-3 centers in the game like was said at the time. A top 5-8 center is still pretty damn good though.

    And if healthy, he will be an absolute beast under Munchak. His skill set is a perfect fit for Munchak's zone blocking scheme.
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