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Tackle Marvel Smith Placed on Injured Reserve

The season is over for Steelers OT Marvel Smith, who today was placed on IR due to his back injury.  Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday placed offensive tackle Marvel Smith on injured reserve.  Smith played the first five weeks of the 2008 season before suffering a back injury and was inactive the past 10 weeks. A nine-year veteran, Smith has played in 110 career games and made 107 starts. He made the Pro Bowl following the 2004 season, his first such recognition.

The team also took a flier today on second-year offensive tackle Jason Capizzi from the St. Louis Rams practice squad. He was signed to the Rams’ practice squad on Oct. 28 of this year after being released by the Steelers during training camp.

In 2007, Capizzi spent time on the practice squads of the New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs before Pittsburgh signed him to its active roster for the AFC Wild Card Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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  1. greg

    December 23, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    wow. it seems like they’d be in better shape right now if they had just put him on IR a long time ago. the whole thing has just transpired in a strange way.

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