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Steelers’ Ta’amu says his weight issues are behind him

We all remember Casey Hampton eating his way out of the Steelers lineup in training camp a few years ago. Mike Tomlin put him on the PUP list and for those that visited training camp,it was a regular site to see him working off to the side with one of the team trainers, or riding …

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Your newest Pittsburgh Steelers: Where they fit

-Affiliate Article- By all accounts, the 2012 draft was a success for the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Despite picking 24th, the Steelers were able to fill needs with picks that were actually great values that fell into their laps round after round.  The good fortune came at an opportune time for a Steelers’ team that had just …

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Steelers sign 4th round draft pick Alameda Ta’amu to 4 yr. deal

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Steelers 4th round pick, NT, Alameda Ta’amu is the first of the Steelers 2012 draft class to sign his contract. He inked a 4 yr. deal and will be ready to go once training camp starts. BTW for those that still may not know, this is how you pronounce his name. al-uh-MEE-duh tah-AH-moo Ta’amu will …

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Steelers 2012 rookie camp updates & player thoughts

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The rookie camp got underway on Friday as the Steelers get their first real look at the new draft class and undrafted free agents. This is where the new players get their first taste of life in the NFL and as a Steeler.  First impressions mean a lot but there’s still a long way to …

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Ta’amu will play a big part in the future of the defensive line

The Steelers answered a lot of questions by the time the NFL was over this past weekend. They filled serious holes on the offensive line, got some depth at linebacker and running back, and also found themselves the next Casey Hampton. That’s some big shoes to fill no matter who you are, and not a …

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Steelers 2012 draft is like Christmas coming early

I have to admit that watching Stanford offensive lineman David DeCastro fall during the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft reminded me of my favorite Christmas movie, ‘A Christmas Story.’ Much like young Ralphie, I really never dreamed that what I actually wanted would truly come my way but as in the case of …

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Grading the Steelers 2012 NFL Draft

This draft was arguably the most important one for the Steelers in the last 10 years. With so many veterans either already gone or likely to be in the next two years or so, replenishing the roster with quality starters and solid depth was paramount this year. Equally important is the 2nd year players, draftees …

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2012 Combine results: Defensive Line & Linebackers, Steelers prospects

The Defensive Line and Linebackers had their day at the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine on Monday.  The Steelers figure to have interest in these groups to help bolster their Middle Linebacking corp and Nose Tackle position in particular. The standout of the day was by far NT Dontari Poe who went into total beast mode …

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The next Casey Hampton is available this coming April

It’s hard to ignore the fact that the Steelers are going to need to find their next Casey Hampton sooner rather than later. The big snack has done his job since 2001 when he was drafted by Bill Cowher. He’s been a run stopping machine for 157 games with Pittsburgh.  At 6’1″ and listed at …

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