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Insider Only Dixon will have opportunity to unseat Charlie Batch

The Latest Steelers Buzz
The agent for Larry Foote has confirmed that Foote will attend the Steelers mandatory mini camp in two weeks. Foote in the final year of his contract, did not attend the Steelers OTA’s this week.
The Steelers have not approached Foote about restructuring his contract and while the team would like to keep him around, he could still become a salary cap casualty this off-season.
The Steelers are up against the cap and Lawrence Timmons will be taking even more reps away from Foote this season.
The Steelers won’t have too many position battles in camp this season but the #2 spot on the quarterback depth chart is up for grabs.
Dennis Dixon will be given an opportunity to unseat Charlie Batch. The Steelers are very high on Dixon and view him as a 3rd round talent.
2008 first round pick RB Rashard Mendenhall looked phenomenal in OTA’s.
The Latest Draft Buzz and Trade Talk

The Bills are still dangling wide receiver Roscoe Parrish and the asking price is a 4th round pick. Steelers could explore making a move for Parrish but minimal talks have been conducted to this point.
The stock for wide receiver University of Arizona wide receiver Mike Thomas is on the rise. Could go as early as the late third round.
Thomas visited the Steelers earlier this month and is one of their primary targets for receivers who will be slot receiver/ kick returners in the NFL.
I’m hearing USC defensive end Fili Moala is a player to watch in the first two rounds. Moala is a first round talent but inconsistent play in his senior season hurt his draft stock. Steelers see him as a player who can contribute off the bat.
Steelers could consider moving down a few picks and selecting him in the early second round.
Florida wide receiver Percy Harvin has gone from a top 15 pick to possibly out of the first round after character issues have come to the forefront.
There’s been a lot of buzz going around if the Steelers would consider him at 32
The Steelers have only ruled out running back and quarterback in the first round but if the Steelers stay put their first round selection will come down to best player available at DL, OL, CB or WR.
Wide receiver remains a long-shot in the first round.

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William DePaoli

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William DePaoli is the President/Founder of Inside Pittsburgh Sports LLC and can be reached at wdepaoli@insidepittsburghsports.com

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