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    Steelers Bringing In CB due to Taylor's Injury

    It looks as if the Pittsburgh Steelers will be bringing in Stanford Routt for a workout today. I actually would like this move. I know that he has had some difficulties in the past but who hasn't that played for the Raiders. I think the guy could be a contributor in the sub packages and could give the Steelers another experienced corner for the stretch run. As much as I hate losing Ike, it could actually be a plus in the end. Any thoughts?

    Side Note: Routt does also have a workout scheduled with the Houston Texans as well today!
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    When it is week 14 and you need to hit the streets to find a CB, Routt is a good find.

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    There are no unsigned 'hidden gems' at this point in the season. It's mostly a matter of whether the team is willing to try to coach him up and keep him out of trouble. As a short term fix, I don't think the team could do much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
    There are no unsigned 'hidden gems' at this point in the season.
    SD got Danario Alexander off the street a few weeks back and he's turning into a beast of a WR. You never know?

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    Routt played at University of Houston, though, so he may prefer to play in Houston, but you never know.

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    Stanford Routt visiting Pittsburgh too

    Posted by Josh Alper on December 4, 2012

    Itís a good time of the year to be a veteran cornerback looking for work.

    Injuries open up opportunities in secondaries and youíre likely to be contacted by teams in playoff contention who donít want to rely on untested players in the final weeks. Stanford Routt has two such teams on the line right now.

    As Darin Gantt noted earlier, Routt is working out for the Texans on Tuesday after Houston lost cornerback Brice McCain for the season on Sunday. With Jonathan Joseph and Alan Ball also ailing, Houston could use some help right now.

    So could Pittsburgh. Ike Taylor is going to be out for a while and the Steelers want a look at Routt as well. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that Routt will head to Pittsburgh after meeting with the Texans.

    If Routt does land with either team, it will continue a strange year for the cornerback. He got dumped by the Raiders and Chiefs while pocketing about $11 million, but could wind up in the playoffs with a team that has more wins than the two teams he used to play for combined.

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    Hmmm...Looking at this level tells me Taylor's injury may be at least the regular season & maybe beyond. They may not know excatly. I would be OK with Routt if Taylor is IR'd or out for the regular season.



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    Wonder what Bryant McFadden is up to these days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyesq View Post
    Wonder what Bryant McFadden is up to these days...
    I will always fondly remember BMac for that pass he broke up against Reggie Wayne that helped us to beat the Colts and ultimately win the Super Bowl...


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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    I will always fondly remember BMac for that pass he broke up against Reggie Wayne that helped us to beat the Colts and ultimately win the Super Bowl...

    I remember that one, too. Huge play.

    I also think highly of McFadden based on the way he handled himself last year. He didn't pout when demoted and even made a few key special teams plays.

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