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Casey Hampton may be old and slow, but he says it’s not over

When Pittsburgh opened last season by taking a one-sided beatdown in Baltimore, Warren Sapp proclaimed that the Steelers were “old, slow and it’s over.” Casey Hampton is, at age 35, the second-oldest Steeler. And at well over 300 pounds and coming off a torn ACL, he may be the slowest Steeler as well. But he…

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Casey Hampton and Rashard Mendenhall Both May Start Year on PUP List

Pro Football Weekly reports that a couple Steelers normally in the starting lineup could start the 2012 season on the teams PUP list.

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert told Scott Brown of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that he won’t be surprised if NT Casey Hampton and RB Rashard Mendenhall both began the 2012 season on the physically unable to perform list.

Both players are recovering from torn ACLs that occurred late last season and the two players just started working out again.

Hampton, a five-time Pro Bowler, suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during the Steelers’ wild-card playoff loss at Denver. Mendenhall, who has scored 30 touchdowns the past three seasons as a starter, tore the ACL in his right knee at Cleveland in Week 17.

“My guess is they’ll open the season on PUP (the physically unable to perform list),” Colbert told the paper. “You’ve got to remember both of those injuries happened late in the year.”

Both players are in the final year of their contracts. If placed on the PUP list, they wouldn’t be eligible to play until after the Steelers’ sixth game.

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Casey Hampton plans to play Week One

One of the most common things during this portion of the NFL offseason is hearing an injured player guarantee he’ll be back in time for the start of the season. Hopefully you aren’t too tired of hearing about them because we’ve got another one for you. It’s Steelers defensive tackle Casey Hampton taking his turn…

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Dontari Poe could be Casey Hampton’s heir apparent in Pittsburgh

According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers brought in Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe on Wednesday.
With veteran nose tackle Casey Hampton coming off ACL surgery and the fact that he’s going into the final year of his current contract, Poe could be his heir apparent as the anchor to the middle of the Steelers defense.
The question is whether or not Poe will fall to the Steelers at pick 24.

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Steelers consider Dontari Poe as Casey Hampton’s heir apparent

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After Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe’s stunning performance at the Scouting Combine, there was talk that he could be a Top 5 pick. Then everyone remembered that football isn’t played in shorts and a T-shirt, and that defensive tackles aren’t asked to run 40 yards in a straight line, jump as far as they can…

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NT Casey Hampton Restructures Contract, Steelers Insured Against Move for Wallace


Mark March 15 as Steelers S-C Day - victory over the Salary Cap has been achieved.

After contract restructures by CB Ike Taylor, LBs Lawrence Timmons and LaMarr Woodley. OT Willie Colon and QB Ben Roethlisberger, the Steelers found themselves right around the point where they could tender offers to all of their restricted free agents, and sign their impending draft picks.

NT Casey Hampton's $ 5.9 million contract wasn't restructured, and the thought was they were saving Snack's contract as the ace up their sleeve.

If that was the case, they played that ace Thursday, getting the 11-year veteran to trim his base salary from $ 4.89 million to $ 2.8 million, and eliminate a workout bonus, which was set at $ 1 million. A total of $ 3.09 million was trimmed from the salary cap, per BTSC friend Brian McIntyre.

This really should be the last salary cap-inspired move the Steelers make this offseason, and it could put them in a position to sign WR Mike Wallace to the long-term deal GM Kevin Colbert said was his priority this offseason. With the Steelers probably a bit north of $ 5 million under the cap, they could also retain the services of WR Jerricho Cotchery, who is currently a free agent.

The end result, essentially, is the Steelers paying a bit more in salary this year than in normal years, so BTSC is asking all Steelers fans to buy at least one more Steelers-licensed product as a way to say thanks to ownership for not completely gutting the team, the way some owners have done in the past.

(seems like a good spot to segue into a reminder about The Jersey Rules, which will be coming out in late July. The league switched its jersey manufacturer from Reebok to Nike, and the Committee is already leaning toward the purchase of at least one jersey of the new makers.)

Every cloud has a black and gold lining, though. The way I see it, without the need to track this information down seemingly on an hour-to-hour basis, the BTSC community never would have met McIntyre.

It's about the small things, ladies and gentlemen.

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Report: Casey Hampton Takes Pay Cut In Contract Restructure

Judging by the report by Brian McIntyre, Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Casey Hampton has taken a reduction in his 2012 base salary and eliminated his $ 1 million workout bonus. Hampton, who is headed into the final year of his three year contract, was scheduled to earn a $ 4.89 million base salary to go along with a $ 1 million workout bonus. He also had $ 2,166,668.00 million worth of signing bonus proration left on the books as well and his cap hit in 2012 was scheduled to be $ 8,056,668.00 million.

Hampton has apparently reduced his base salary to $ 2.8 million and removed his his workout bonus Read more [...]

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Casey Hampton gets a “big snack sized” contract restructure

The Steelers continue to free up salary cap space by reworking contracts of current players, and the most recent is veteran nose tackle Casey “Big Snack” Hampton.
According to a league source, the Steelers got a little further under the salary cap by restructuring the final year of nose tackle Casey Hampton’s three-year, $ 21 million contract. Hampton, who will turn 35 by the start of the regular season, was scheduled to earn $ 4.89 million in base salary with a $ 1 million workout bonus in 2012 and his cap number was $ 8.057 million. Under the restructure, Hampton reduced his base salary to $ 2.8 million and his workout bonus is gone, reducing his cap number by $ 3.09 million.
It’s not known for sure at this time but it’s quite possible that the Steelers added another year to Hampton’s deal if indeed it was a true restructure.
Adjusting Hampton’s contract in some manner had to be in the back of their minds all along considering his cap value this...

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NT Casey Hampton Restructures Final Year of His Deal

Another Steelers vet has redone their deal, as reports say nose tackle Casey Hampton has restructured his contract and help the team get further under the salary cap.

The move basically means that he will be back with the Steelers in 2012.

The nose tackle restructured the final year of his three-year, $ 21 million contract that was scheduled to pay him $ 4.89 million in base salary and a $ 1 million workout bonus in 2012.

He was scheduled to count $ 8.057 million against the cap.

That brought them approximately $ 10.5 million under the $ 120 million salary cap before Hampton’s deal was restructured.

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Casey Hampton restructures contract to stay with Steelers

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According to Rotoworld’s website Hampton restructured a bit today.  He took a reduction in base salary of $ 2.8 million down from $ 4.89 million he was due.  He also agreed to eliminate his workout bonus and saved the Steelers $ 3.09 million against the cap, which is great for free agency.  This was a great move for the Steelers and Hampton.  Hampton being 35, coming off injury and having $ 8.1 million against the cap before this would not have worked out well for the Steelers.  The Steelers have not confirmed this information yet.

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