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Steelers ink a pair

Though the free agency period doesn’t open until March 5, there’s still plenty of offseason business to be done.

The Steelers, for example, have signed a pair of players:  punter Adam Graessle and receiver Brandon London.

Graessle knows a thing or two about kicking the ball in Heinz Field; he punted for Pitt through 2008.  Last year, Graessle punted in the UFL after being cut by the Packers as an undrafted free agent.

Current Steelers punter Daniel Sepulveda is eligible for restricted free agency.  The decision to sign Graessle could be interpreted as protection against another team making Sepulveda an offer that the Steelers opt not to match.

London was out of football in 2009 after spending the prior season with the Dolphins.  He appeared in 14 games and started one.  The former Massachusetts wideout spent 2007 on the Giants’ practice squad, which means that his jewelry collection includes a Super Bowl ring.

During the offseason, teams are permitted to carry 80 players on the roster.  The number stays at 80 until late August.

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13 Responses to “Steelers ink a pair”
  1. HereThere says: Feb 9, 2010 11:45 AM

    Yes, but you forgot to ask the important question: How does this signing tarnish Peyton’s legacy?

  2. The Coop says: Feb 9, 2010 11:47 AM

    Thought “a pair” meant a new pair of testicles.
    I mean, they’ve GOT to need a new pair after losing to Cleveland, KC, and Oakland.

  3. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Feb 9, 2010 11:48 AM

    B London has the potential to be a great receiver, w/ the right oppurtunity he can make it happen

  4. DemocratsAreStupid says: Feb 9, 2010 11:52 AM

    when do the “adam graessle is the best punter in the league” comments start?

  5. birdmancometh says: Feb 9, 2010 12:10 PM

    Adam Graessle is the best punter in the league

  6. Mandingo52 says: Feb 9, 2010 12:19 PM

    The Coop says:
    February 9, 2010 11:47 AM
    Thought “a pair” meant a new pair of testicles.
    I mean, they’ve GOT to need a new pair after losing to Cleveland, KC, and Oakland.
    —————
    ha ha ha…awesome!!!

  7. hineswardcriesafterfumbling says: Feb 9, 2010 12:39 PM

    Check bodog.com, I think the Steelers just became the 2011 SuperBowl favorite!

  8. Lombardi 6 says: Feb 9, 2010 12:41 PM

    That block on Peyton was definitely in the back of his Fore(five)head..–Ben-2>Forehead1

  9. Deb says: Feb 9, 2010 1:22 PM

    Well, I was hoping to see us do something in free agency, but this wasn’t what I had in mind.

  10. this class sucks says: Feb 9, 2010 1:35 PM

    WIth Ward and Holmes both 1000+ WRs and Wallace playing like he will be one soon, I doubt London will get enough playing time to become a great WR unless he is really patient.

  11. Mariann Pepitone says: Feb 9, 2010 2:26 PM

    As good as the Saints played if the Colts player didn’t lose the ball the Saints would not have won even in overtime. Besides this is the first time ever they won a super bowl. It may not happen again for years. Peyton has four MVP’s and has won a super bowl plus brought the Colt’s to a second. Brees will be lucky to win another one. He only has one MVP and he probably won’t win another one.

  12. Deb says: Feb 9, 2010 4:27 PM

    @Mariann Pepitone …
    Are you lost? Confused? What does that have to do with the Steelers signing two new players.
    Incidentally, the Saints won by two touchdowns, so this wasn’t close enough to even mention overtime.
    Yep, it’s the first time the Saints have even won a Super Bowl after 43 years. The Steelers won their first Super Bowl after 40+ years and went on to win three more in the next five years. The team they played that first year–Minnesota–still hasn’t won a Super Bowl. But their QB is a Hall of Famer. If I were you, I wouldn’t be so cocky about predicting the Colts and their MVP quarterback will continue to dominate while the Saints fade into oblivion.

  13. Matt says: Feb 10, 2010 7:55 PM

    # Mariann Pepitone says: February 9, 2010 2:26 PM
    As good as the Saints played if the Colts player didn’t lose the ball the Saints would not have won even in overtime. Besides this is the first time ever they won a super bowl. It may not happen again for years. Peyton has four MVP’s and has won a super bowl plus brought the Colt’s to a second. Brees will be lucky to win another one. He only has one MVP and he probably won’t win another one.
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    What the hell? Either PFT is on the fritz and posting responses in the wrong threads or you’re a total dumbass.

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