DeCastro’s significant knee injury doesn’t set back O-line to a huge extent

 

After a slow start, a lot of things went right for the Steelers in Saturday’s 38-7 win over the Buffalo Bills from making splash plays on defense to finishing plays offensively and putting points on the board in the second half. The No. 1 offense though showed a great amount of inconsistencies once again, which has been concerning, and injuries put a damper to the night when first round pick David DeCastro was hurt during a passing play on third and eight at the Steelers own six yard line. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin immediately after last night’s game called the injury “potentially severe” and when Tomlin mentions a player as potentially having a severe injury, it almost always is and that’s the case with DeCastro’s injury. DeCastro has been diagnosed with dislocated his knee cap, in addition to a torn his MCL, a league source says, while ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports DeCastro also sufferedRead More »

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‚Äôs 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‚Äôt 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 phenomenalRead More »

NFL: Owner meetings could lead to Cutler trade

 

The Denver Post Reports, A Broncos contingent that will include owner Pat Bowlen, McDaniels and general manager Brian Xanders will travel Saturday to the NFL owners meetings in Dana Point, Calif., where trade talks could heat up if the Cutler-McDaniels feud isn’t resolved. Four to five teams are already believed to have contacted the Broncos about Cutler including the

Report: Bills Sign Terrell Owens

 

The Buffalo Bill have signed wide receiver Terrell Owens to a one year deal, according to NFL.com 4:29 p.m.- More than 20 teams have publically indicated they will not pursue Terrell Owens but the Buffalo Bills were not one of those teams. According to FoxSports.com, “the controversial wide receiver is meeting today with Bills officials at team headquarters. Another source told FOXSports.com that Owens believes Buffalo will be offering a one-year contract.” Owens, who is expected to leave tonight, has called friends with ties to the team to ask questions about the franchise and Buffalo community, according to the report. It is hard to imagine Owens playing in Buffalo but he doesn’t have many suitors right now. Even the Oakland Raiders are reluctant to pursue Owens.

NFL Mock Draft Version 1

 

Our first NFL Mock is now available. We will be doing 2-3 mock drafts¬†per month leading¬†up until the NFL Draft in April. (Photo courtesy of SD Dirk) 1. DETROIT LIONS,¬†MATTHEW STAFFORD, QB, GEORGIA (6-2 235 lbs) – I really do not believe that either Stafford or Bradford is worthy of the top selection in this year‚Äôs draft, but the Lions need at the position is probably going to force them into the selection. Stafford has the big arm and is probably the safer pick at this point. With that said, both Bradford and Stafford are not definitely entering the draft. If (and I don‚Äôt see this happening) both Stafford and Bradford remain in school for another season there is not a quarterback worthy of the top selection. Two other options for the Lions are to either address the offensive line by drafting Andre Smith or Michael Oher, or they couldRead More »