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Steelers 2012 Position Battles: Nose Tackle

The next position battle on the list is at Nose Tackle.  The Steelers have a had a stud in this position for years.  Casey Hampton is expected to be sidelined at the beginning of the season though with his knee injury.  Hampton would like to be ready but he is still most likely going to end up on the PUP List when week 1 comes around.
That leaves a gaping hole in the middle.  Hampton is a huge asset.  Literally and figuratively.  The Steelers have counted on Hampton for a long time.  His role will be hard to replace.  Hampton is a space eater who makes all the players around him better by taking up 2 and sometimes 3 blockers.  The Steelers will try to fill that hole with one of three guys.  They have Ziggy Hood, Steve McLendon and fourth round pick Alameda Ta’amu.
I already have Hood starting at LDE.  He could make the transition to NT if the need were to arise.  He has been rumored to be possibly making the switch if necessary.  Hood could be a good nose tackle and would defi...

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2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp Roster Battles: Cornerbacks

The Pittsburgh Steelers open training camp in Latrobe in just over a month from now. With the OTA sessions and mini camp behind us, we can now start to focus on the battles for roster spots for certain positions.

First up in our series is the cornerback position. The Steelers have opened the last two seasons with 6 cornerbacks on the 53 man roster and that could indeed be the case once again this year. Gone from last year are William Gay and Bryant McFadden. The four locks at this time to make the 53 man roster are obvious in Ike Taylor, Keenan Lewis, Curtis Brown and Cortez Allen. With that being Read more [...]

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