Posted on: February 24, 2010 10:22 am
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Steelers are attempting to retain the services of nose tackle Casey Hampton without the use of their franchise tag, but they aren't ruling that out as a last resort.
If the Steelers tag Hampton, it will lock him down as a Steeler for a minimum of one more season and guarantee him a salary comparable to those of the highest paid linemen in the league.
The story noted that tagging Hampton would avert the short-term possibility of losing him to another team and buy the Steelers some negotiating time if they plan to offer him a more extensive long term deal.
Posted on: October 1, 2008 1:41 pm
According to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, the Steelers will be without running back Willie Parker (sprained knee), nose tackle Casey Hampton (strained groin) and defensive end Brett Keisel (strained calf) when they visit the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
Tomlin did not rule out the possibility of moving starting right tackle Willie Colon inside and inserting Max Starks at right tackle. But, for now Tomlin stated that Stapleton and Essex are the Steelers' options at right guard.
Posted on: September 24, 2008 2:27 pm
Edited on: September 24, 2008 2:34 pm
According to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Ben Roethlisberger is relatively healthy even though he was sacked eight times and left last Sunday's game in the fourth quarter after getting his hand stepped on.
That's good news since running back Willie Parker (knee), nose tackle Casey Hampton (groin), defensive end Brett Keisel (calf) and outside linebacker Donovan Woods (hamstring) have been ruled out for the Steelers' game against the Ravens on Monday night at Heinz Field.