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NFL.Com’s Brandt: Steelers Won’t Take a Chance on Adams

As soon as news broke that Steelers OT Willie Colon will miss the 2010 season because of a ruptured Achilles’ tendon, speculation on a possible replacement centered on perhaps the most accomplished tackle still on the street: Flozell Adams. But while Adams reportedly visited Pittsburgh on Tuesday, senior analyst Gil Brandt suggested the team already might have a replacement in the fold.

“I don’t think the Steelers will take a chance on Flozell,” Brandt said Tuesday in a live chat on “Knowing how they’ve operated in the past, they’ll try to fill from within. One thing to look for: Although first-round pick Maurkice Pouncey was drafted as a center/guard, he does have the ability to move outside and play tackle. I imagine he will get that chance.” Pouncey, the 18th overall pick in the draft out of Florida, is considered to be very athletic and active for an interior lineman. His versatility was expected to help him make an early contribution to the Steelers’ offensive line in 2010. Colon’s injury could make that early contribution more important than previously believed.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.



  1. cspears2838

    July 3, 2010 at 11:07 pm

  2. cspears2838

    July 3, 2010 at 11:11 pm

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  3. jay

    July 5, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Sign him sign him and resign him…resign and sign just sign him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is, I believe, on the verge of becoming one of the top one or two 3-4 OLB in the league! SIGN HIM!!!!

  4. jay

    July 5, 2010 at 9:19 am

    I am referring to Woodley here.

  5. mark

    July 6, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Jay, you scared me at first! Woodley I want, Adams,I couldnt care less. LOL!!

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