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fordfixer
06-06-2012, 02:24 AM
DeCastro, Adams & Ta’amu To Join Steelers Next Week
June 6, 2012 12:00 AM

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2012/06/06/decastro-adams-taamu-to-join-steelers-next-week/

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Pittsburgh Steelers draft picks David DeCastro, Mike Adams and Alameda Ta’amu will join the team for organized team activites next week.

It was made official Tuesday.

All three were still at their respective schools finishing up the semester. Their presence is valued, considering each will likely serve a major role next season.

Both DeCastro (guard) and Adams (tackle) could be starters come Week 1. Accordingly, Ta’amu could see snaps along the defensive line depending on nose tackle Casey Hampton’s recovery from offseason knee surgery.

DeCastro is the only draft pick remaining unsigned, though that could be wrapped up once he joins the team next week in Pittsburgh.

Keyplay1
06-06-2012, 06:36 AM
"It was made official Tuesday."

I did see this it was posted right at midnight. This is great news if it is so. I would expect to see something on this on the late morning PG.

It says they will be at the OTA's next week. Don't want to split hairs [nit-pick] but that is not so. OTA's will end Thursday this week. They call next weeks session a mini-camp.

Incidentally, the Steelers spent today at Dave and Buster's restaurant. "Building camaraderie" according to MT. Watching the video on steelers.com this place looked like it was worth visiting.

Oviedo
06-06-2012, 08:03 AM
That's close to 1,000 pounds of humanity that we add to the team next week. Can't wait. These guys are key to the "generational change" I have often referred to that will will set the tone for future success.

RuthlessBurgher
06-06-2012, 01:15 PM
"It was made official Tuesday."

I did see this it was posted right at midnight. This is great news if it is so. I would expect to see something on this on the late morning PG.

It says they will be at the OTA's next week. Don't want to split hairs [nit-pick] but that is not so. OTA's will end Thursday this week. They call next weeks session a mini-camp.

Incidentally, the Steelers spent today at Dave and Buster's restaurant. "Building camaraderie" according to MT. Watching the video on steelers.com this place looked like it was worth visiting.

I've taken my son to the D&B down on the Waterfront in Homestead. Eat & Play Combo, baby...the grown-up Chuck E. Cheese.

If the closest Dave & Busters wasn't more than 2 hours away from me, I'd probably be broke, because my kids would want to be there constantly.

hawaiiansteel
06-06-2012, 02:42 PM
Steelers OL Coach Sean Kugler Not Opposed To Starting DeCastro & Adams If Both Can Win Jobs

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 by Dave Bryan

The Pittsburgh Steelers are wrapping up their third and final OTA session this week prior to the mandatory mini-camp that takes place next and offensive line coach Sean Kugler evidently talked to the media today after practice.

According to Scott Brown of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Kugler said today that he'd like to have a starting five in place by start of training camp at the end of July. This statement is not too surprising by Kugler, but it figures that the starting five that end mini-camp next week will likely line up as starters once training camp gets underway at the end of July. Of course there is no guarantee in that.

Rookies David DeCastro and Mike Adams have both missed all of the OTA sessions thus far because of school requirements, but it was reported this past week that both will be present for mini-camp. As far as the opportunity for both to be part of the Steelers starting five, Kugler said that he wouldn't have a problem starting two rookies if they can earn the jobs. The Steelers have not started two rookies on the offensive line at the same time in the first week of the regular season in at least 40 years, and there is a good chance that it hasn't happened during the Super Bowl era.

As far as which group both DeCastro and Adams will run with next week at mini-camp. Brown reports that Kugler said that DeCastro will work with the first and second team, as will Adams. With the two draft picks unable to participate in any of the OTA sessions thus far, Marcus Gilbert, Jonatthan Scott and Trai Essex have all taken first team reps at left tackle over the course of the three weeks. Gilbert, who was told heading into the off-season that he should prepare to play left tackle this year after ending his rookie season as the starting right tackle in place of the injured Willie Colon, has said over the last few weeks that he should not be ruled out of the running for the starting left tackle job despite the Steelers drafting of Adams. Gilbert says the left tackle spot is his natural position and a passion of his to play. That said, he still has reportedly taken quite a few reps at right tackle over the course of the last few weeks.

At right guard, where DeCastro figures to compete for the starting job, Ramon Foster is speculated as being the one to take most of the first team snaps the last two weeks after sitting out the initial OTA session with a hamstring strain.

We should get a better idea of how the first and second units stack up next week and hopefully the media can continue to pass along that information.

http://www.fanfeedr.com/nfl/pittsbur...5-b47a33888d34 (http://www.fanfeedr.com/nfl/pittsburgh-steelers?id=cbc7fed0-27e9-5564-bdb5-b47a33888d34)

Oviedo
06-06-2012, 03:39 PM
OL competition will be intense. Can't wait for camp.