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Steelers Sign All Draft Picks Except Heyward and Brown

According to reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed all their draft picks with the exception of:

1st Round Pick: Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State University

3rd Round Pick: Curtis Brown, CB, University of Texas

The following other draft picks have already been signed:

Marcus Gilbert, Tackle, University of Florida

Cortez Allen, CB, The Citadel

and Chris Carter, Keith Williams and Baron Batch.

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Team Pouncey Talk 2011 NFL Draft

Maurkice and Mike Pouncey discuss their respective roads to the NFL.  Additionally, the twin brothers talk about playing on separate teams for the first time since they were 6.  Maurkice was obviously a pro bowl rookie for the Pittsburgh Steelers while brother Mike was the center for the Florida Gators.  Watch the video below:

 

2010 NFL Combine Results: Guards

Below is a list of guards entering the 2010 NFL Draft – Player Name, School, Height, Weight, 40 Time, Beach, Arm Length

Player
School
Height
Weight
40 Time
Bench
Arm
Jon Asamoah
Illinois
6-4
305

33
Dorian Brooks
James Madison
6-2
306

33 3/4
Brandon Carter
Texas Tech
6-6
329

33 1/2
Chris Degeare
Wake Forest
6-4
325

34
Vladimir Ducasse
Massachusetts
6-4
332

29
34 3/4
Kurtis Gregory
Missouri
6-4
305

33
Joe Hawley
UNLV
6-3
297

35
33 1/8
Mike Iupati
Idaho
6-5
331

27
34 3/4
John Jerry
Ole Miss
6-5
328

DNP
34
Mike Johnson
Alabama
6-5
312

32 1/2
Shawn Lauvao
Arizona State
6-2
315

33
33
Marshall Newhouse
TCU
6-4
319

34
Alex Parsons
USC
6-4
309

31 3/4
Mitch Petrus
Arkansas
6-3
310

45
33 3/4
Shelley Smith
Colorado State
6-3
300

32 1/2

2010 NFL Combine: Centers

2010 NFL Combine Results: Centers

Below is a list of centers entering the 2010 NFL Draft - Player Name, School, Height, Weight, 40 Time, Beach, Arm Length

Player
School
Height
Weight
40 Time
Bench
Arm
Jeff Byers
USC
6-3
301
33
33 1/8
Erik Cook
New Mexico
6-6
318
33 7/8
Ted Larsen
N.C. State
6-2
304
32
Eric Olsen
Notre Dame
6-4
306
35
32 1/2
Maurkice Pouncey
Florida
6-4
304
32 1/2
Matt Tennant
Boston College
6-5
300
32 1/4
J.D. Walton
Baylor
6-3
300
33 3/8

Steelers Sign Hampton to 3-year deal

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed nose tackle, Casey Hampton to a 3-year deal.  The Steelers  were able to get a long-term deal worked out with the 32-year old Pro Bowler which is great news for both Hampton and the Steelers.

The Steelers did not have a NT on the current roster to replace the Pro Bowler.  Most believed that if Hampton didn't sign a long-term deal, the Steelers would franchise him and most likely draft his replacement in Tennessee's defensive tackle (DT), Dan Williams.  Hampton was against the franchise tag, saying that "there would be problems" if the Steelers did franchise him.

The NFL's elite 3-4 nose tackles are both a hot commodity and a rare commodity especially with more and more teams switching from the 4-3 to 3-4 defense.  This is a win-win for both sides.  The Steelers can now concentrate on other 1st round draft needs including a safety, linebacker or offensive tackle.  It is very likely that the Steelers philosophy of drafting the "best player available" will happen to be one of those 3 positions of need.

Casey Hampton's contract includes 3 years, worth $21.3 million and includes a $6.5 million signing bonus.

Your It! Steelers Expected to Tag Hampton and Reed

Per various reports, the Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to tag 2 of their high priority free agents:

Casey Hampton (NT) - The Steelers 33 year old nose tackle, Hampton is an unrestricted free agent.  The Steelers would like to sign Hampton to a long-term 3 year contract  but negotiations have not initiated an agreement between the two parties.  Although against Hampton's request, the Steelers are expected to place the franchise tag on  "Big Snack" Hampton for a 1 year contract with a payout of approximately 7 million.  It is expected that the Steelers and Hampton will continue to try to work out a long term contract.  If a long term deal cannot be agreed upon by the 2010 NFL Draft, expect the Steelers to seriously think about drafting Hampton's replacement.  The ideal candidate at this time appears to be Tennessee's DT, Dan Williams.

Jeff Reed (K) - Another high priority unrestricted free agent is Jeff Reed.  Although Reed has had his fair share of off the field troubles, Reed has been a staple of consistency at Heinz Field.  Heinz Field has proven to be one of the most difficult stadiums in the NFL to kick at, but Reed has excelled in field goal accuracy.  He has struggled in kick-offs which has been a "pain point" for the Steelers especially during the 2009-10 season.  With that being said, Reed is an underestimated player that has been clutch for the Steelers both during the regular season and post season.  The Steelers are expected to transition tag Jeff Reed for 2.6 million.

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