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Steelers Had T Dennis Roland Lined Up For A Tryout Prior To Him Signing Back With Bengals


According to Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Pittsburgh Steelers had reserve free agent tackle Dennis Roland all lined up to come to Pittsburgh for a tryout on Tuesday, but instead he re-signed with the Cincinnati Bengals after they lost starting left guard Clint Boling for the season in their Sunday win over the San Diego Chargers.

The Steelers were obviously looking at Roland because of all of the injuries that they suffered along the offensive line in the Thursday night loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

The Steelers signed center/guard Eric Olsen and tackled Rashad Butler on Saturday, but Butler quickly left the team due to personal reasons. Once they were shunned by Roland, who was with the Bengals through the first three games of the season, they signed former Buffalo Bills interior lineman David Snow on Tuesday.

The Steelers could be without the services of left tackle Kelvin Beachum and right guard David DeCastro this week against the Miami Dolphins as both failed to practice on Wednesday. Beachum is suffering from a left knee sprain, while DeCastro is trying to overcome a foot injury of some description.

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  • JAMESH

    Adams, Foster, Wallace, Whimper, and Gilbert. wow.

  • Matt Manzo

    So it’s safe to say the Whimper is better than every tackle available?

  • T R

    this OL line up could get ugly for Ben and Bell this weekend… hold on everyone

  • alevin16

    Screens Screens and more Screens. Ben, get the ball OUT OF YOUR HANDS FAST!

  • JAMESH

    Knowing this is your starting OLine, pretend you are Todd Haley. What is your game plan? I’d open with quick slants from Ben in the shotgun. B-b-b-b-b-b-ubble screens. What else?

  • treeher

    Roland: 6’10”, 325. When is big, too big?

  • HopalongCassidy

    When the DE can run around you with ease…sort of like Adams.

  • Steeler Wheeler

    Firts-and-10, Shot-gun, pooch punt and hope it hits a Dolphin.

    As terrible as that line looks on paper, those guys are good enough to earn about $1M each…can they be much worse than the line was in September?

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