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fordfixer
08-12-2008, 08:44 PM
By Scott Brown
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Tuesday, August 12, 2008
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... 82539.html (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_582539.html)



The Steelers have signed defensive end Kevin Huntley and released rookie defensive tackle Kyle Clement.
The 6-7, 270-pound Huntley, who was recently waived by the Redskins, has played parts of two NFL seasons.

He had 10 tackles and 2 1/2 sacks for the Raiders in six games in 2006. Playing in five games for the Falcons last season, the 26-year-old Huntley was credited with three tackles.

Clement, who signed with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent, had been out since spraining his knee Sunday.

MeetJoeGreene
08-12-2008, 08:47 PM
Interesting. Huntley seems kind of skinny by those measurements. (270??) Or is that just his listed weight and like Casey he is 40 lbs heavier.

We had heard that Clements was looking good in OTAs or am I getting him confused w/ someone else?

RuthlessBurgher
08-12-2008, 08:49 PM
That sucks for the Clement that the knee sprain did him in. He seemed like a promising young prospect. Perhaps we could get him on the practice squad if the knee heals sufficiently. As for the new guy, 270 lbs. is 25-30 lbs too light for a 3-4 DE, plus since he is tall at 6'7" that weight is spread out over an awfully long frame. For comparison's sake, LaMarr Woodley's 265 lbs. is on only a 6'2" frame. You don't want a DE who is thinner than your OLB.

RuthlessBurgher
08-12-2008, 09:01 PM
He is #94 in these pictures. He looks more like 3-4 OLB.

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o24/MasterPhoenixCA/Raider%20Nation%20Celebration/DSCN3116.jpg

http://www.raiders.com/uploadedImages/Team/Players/Huntley_action1.jpg

http://cache.viewimages.com/xc/71764625.jpg?v=1&c=ViewImages&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193875DCB1DD8387ABBE03D7F034CC9AF8E A40A659CEC4C8CB6

http://cache.viewimages.com/xc/71646894.jpg?v=1&c=ViewImages&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193875DCB1DD8387ABBD9997CE149F81281 A40A659CEC4C8CB6

http://cache.viewimages.com/xc/71448945.jpg?v=1&c=ViewImages&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193875DCB1DD8387ABBC7665DBD1FE3C99E A40A659CEC4C8CB6

Flasteel
08-12-2008, 09:13 PM
Why in God's name would we sign this guy? There is no way he can play DE in our scheme. Shame about Clements, not only did we hear good things coming out of camp, but I thought he pushed the pocket well late in the game against Philly. Looks like it's McBean or bust for any new blood at the spot.

SMASHMOUTHFOOTBALL
08-12-2008, 10:37 PM
He will be cut in the next 2 weeks. He might be there just to push another player????

RuthlessBurgher
08-12-2008, 10:39 PM
Costanza's post concerning the Huntley pick-up the main training camp news thread lists him at 290. Sizewise, that would put him somewhere between Brett Keisel and Calais Campbell (who some folks were pining for prior to the draft...I wasn't one of them, though...I was a Kendall Langford guy).

Flasteel
08-12-2008, 10:47 PM
Costanza's post concerning the Huntley pick-up the main training camp news thread lists him at 290. Sizewise, that would put him somewhere between Brett Keisel and Calais Campbell (who some folks were pining for prior to the draft...I wasn't one of them, though...I was a Kendall Langford guy).

Okay, 290 is at least big enough to compete at the spot, but man he sure doesn't look it in those pictures. I wasn't a fan of Campbell either (I was pushing for Balmer) because it's awful hard to get leverage at 6-8. We'll see, but I still doubt Huntley makes the roster.

SteelHoss
08-12-2008, 11:34 PM
I was a Langford guy. This Huntley is just a body I think. I was really hoping Clement would make it. Hopefully, he can make a speedy recovery from the knee sprain. I would like to see him back in the future if at all possible.