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Casey Hampton to undergo ACL surgery

Posted on: January 26, 2012 4:31 pm
 
C. Hampton wants to return to Pittsburgh next season (US Presswire).

By Josh Katzowitz

Suddenly, the Steelers are in desperate need of a nose tackle. Or at least, a healthy one that hasn’t retired.

Casey Hampton told the Pittsburgh Post Gazette that he will undergo ACL surgery on Friday after injuring himself in the Steelers playoff loss to the Broncos. Considering Chris Hoke told the Steelers on Wednesday that he would retire, this means the depth at nose tackle is non-existent.

The paper writes the team wouldn’t be willing to go into 2012 without both players, so even though Pittsburgh is $25 million over the salary cap and Hampton will count $8 million against the cap next season, the team might not have a choice -- the Steelers simply might have to bring back the 34-year-old, assuming his rehab allows him to do so.

Steve McLendon is the only nose tackle in the organization with any experience, and he’s largely considered a backup player.

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Comments

Since: Aug 14, 2006
Posted on: January 27, 2012 8:34 am
 

Casey Hampton to undergo ACL surgery

He has been good for a bunch of years, but the last 2 he has had nothing but knee and leg problems.  Then he refrees chenged the way they call illegal blocking this year and he gave up.  He did very little this year with no push.  His time is done.  They need to cut him and draft a young guy and free agent a fill in.  Sorry, but thats the breaks.  Thanks for all your great years of service. Oh and take Aaron Smith with you....



Since: Aug 21, 2007
Posted on: January 27, 2012 6:47 am
 

Casey Hampton to undergo ACL surgery

Sorry, the 24th pick of the first round.



Since: Aug 21, 2007
Posted on: January 27, 2012 6:45 am
 

Casey Hampton to undergo ACL surgery

With the 25th pick of the first round, the Steelers select....Dontari Poe!



Since: Nov 4, 2008
Posted on: January 26, 2012 6:55 pm
 

Casey Hampton to undergo ACL surgery

C'mon Snack...Roll it out there one more ....



Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: January 26, 2012 5:21 pm
 

Casey Hampton to undergo ACL surgery

     I wish Hampton all the best in his rehab.  He has been one of the best at his position for a long time. 


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