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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    Hampton (entering his 12th season and turning 35 in September) and Keisel (entering his 11th season and turning 34 in September) won't be around much longer. This is the last year of Hampton's contract, and Keisel is signed for this season and next. When Big Snack and Da Beard join Aaron Smith and Chris Hoke in retirement, we'll have McLendon and Ta'Amu splitting time on the nose plus Hood and Heyward starting at the ends, with Corbin Bryant and Al Woods behind them for rotational depth purposes (they have shown some promise in training camps past, but have been primarily practice squadders up to this point...it remains to be seen if they can take the McLendon route from the P.S. that stands for Practice Squad to the P.S. that stands for Pittsburgh Steelers). If not, perhaps someone else like Kade Weston or Ikponmwosa Igbinosun (everyone's favorite name since Chris Fuamatu-Ma'Afala) can step and make the team take notice instead.
    Exactly what I was thinking Ruthless. It only seems crowded at DL right now because the Steelers are in a transition. I really like the way this is shaping up with the mix of experience and youth. The Steelers once again showing the rest of the league how to manage a team. Awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post

    I count about 11 or 12 DL on the roster going into camp. Dare I say what could be on the horizon.........
    For some reason, Troy's jersey number just popped into my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash View Post
    We're thin at DL.
    I actually agree with you Crash. DL is thin. McClendon has not proven he can be a starter...not yet. Hampton is out. Keisel is long in the tooth. We have a rookie and a couple young guys who can play but haven't proven they can dominate.
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    4) Jeff Heuerman-TE
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn View Post
    I actually agree with you Crash. DL is thin. McClendon has not proven he can be a starter...not yet. Hampton is out. Keisel is long in the tooth. We have a rookie and a couple young guys who can play but haven't proven they can dominate.
    Not me. We have an extremely solid 3 man rotation at DE with Keisel, Hood, and Heyward...and several guys with upside fighting for a roster spot and/or a spot on the practice squad (Bryant, Woods, Igbinosun, Stoller, Weston, Blanc). While Hampton's recovering, we'll have McLendon and Ta'Amu to split time inside (and then when Casey is ready to go, we'll be more than stocked at NT). If injuries strike at one position or the other, we have guys that are flexible enough to switch position in a pinch (McLendon can also play DE if needed while Hood can also play NT if needed).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash View Post
    We're thin at DL.

    you call this thin?


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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    you call this thin?




    Thats funny...
    Steelers Draft
    Rd 1: Mad Maxx Williams - TE
    Rd 2: Owa Odighizuwa - OLB
    Rd 3: Steven Nelson - CB
    Rd 4: Jaquiski Tartt - S
    Rd 5: Henry Anderson - DE
    Rd 6: Lorenzo Doss - CB
    Rd 7: James Vaughters -OLB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn View Post
    McClendon has not proven he can be a starter...not yet.
    You could have said the same thing about any starter in the NFL at one time...

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