The Pittsburgh Steelers first rookie camp of the 2012 season is underway now and there are a few tidbits of news to pass along from Mark Kaboly. Kaboly reports via Twitter that there are 40 players participating in the camp this weekend and they are made up of players that were not on the Steelers roster last year. Taking part in the camp are the draft picks, undrafted free agents, futures players and practice squad carry-overs from last year according to Kaboly.
Undrafted tackle Desmond Stapleton from Rutgers reportedly failed his physical and has been removed from the roster. Stapleton is the younger brother of former Steelers offensive lineman Darnell Stapleton. Several players are also in for try-outs and they include undrafted lineman Corey Balcerzak out of St. John Fisher College. Balcerzak reportedly measures in at 6 foot 3 and weighs 300 pounds. Also invited in for a try-out are Oregon quarterback Darron Thomas, SMU defensive back Chris Banjo and LSU long snapper Alex Russian.
First round draft pick David DeCastro was initially listed on the Steelers website as being issued the number 61, but showed up at the first rookie camp wearing number 66.