The Steelers have started the clock on NT Casey Hampton and RB Rashard Mendenhall, activating them from the PUP list.
Steelers GM Kevin Colbert says NT Casey Hampton and RB Rashard Mendenhall could begin the season on the PUP list.
Casey Hampton remains a part of the Steelers' plans at nose tackle, and Steve McLendon is also likely to be a key part of the puzzle in the middle.
Just a day after finding out NT Chris Hoke planned to retire, the Steelers learned that NT Casey Hampton will undergo ACL surgery this week.
Steelers president Art Rooney II told reporters that the club faces some cap-related decisions, but there are ways the club can address this issue.
Casey Hampton and the Steelers forced Browns QB Colt McCoy into two interceptions and kept Cleveland out of the endzone in a 14-3 victory Thursday night.
When Pittsburgh's "D" takes the field Sunday, nine of the 11 starters will be manning the same spots they did on the team that won the title two seasons ago.
Steelers backup NT Chris Hoke sprained the MCL in his right knee in Sunday's 38-13 victory over the Buccaneers. He will miss at least two weeks.
The Steelers lose a starter on the offensive line but get their left tackle back for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.
Steelers NT Casey Hampton and OLT Max Starks, both injured in the team's Week One win, will return for their Week Three matchup vs. the Buccaneers.
Three linemen visited the Steelers Friday as they look to add some depth in the trenches. NFL Network's Jason La Canfora reported that DE Baraka Atkins, OT Allen Barbre and OG Donald Thomas all visited the Steelers.
The Steelers' willingness to give NT Casey Hampton, 32, a three-year contract extension and PK Jeff Reed the franchise tag reflects their value on the open market.
Steelers director of football operations Kevin Colbert had plenty to talk about at the Combine Thursday, acknowledging the signing of Pro Bowl NT Casey Hampton and the decision to franchise PK Jeff Reed.
The Steelers announced Thursday morning that NT Casey Hampton has agreed to a three-year deal with the team that will keep him with the club through 2012 without it having to use its franchise tag on him.