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Steelers place Colon on injured reserve, again

Willie Colon AP

Last year, the Steelers lost right tackle Willie Colon to a ruptured Achilles’ tendon during training camp.  This year, after signing him to a new, five-year, $29 million contract, the Steelers lost Colon in the first game of the season.

On Tuesday, they placed Colon on injured reserve, two days after he suffered a torn triceps against the Ravens.

The news came via a press release, into which the move was tucked, almost as an afterthought.  The announcement devoted three paragraphs to the news that the Steelers had signed tackle Jamon Meredith.  At the bottom, the Steelers mentioned that Colon was placed on IR “[t]o make room on the roster.”

Taking Colon’s place in the starting lineup will be Marcus Gilbert, the team’s second-round pick in the 2011 draft.

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26 Responses to “Steelers place Colon on injured reserve, again”
  1. favreforever says: Sep 13, 2011 8:26 PM

    Willie is pooped for the season.

  2. pittfan says: Sep 13, 2011 8:38 PM

    ….and the fact that you consider it “almost as an afterthought” matters how? What are you trying to insinuate with that comment?

  3. fanoredsox says: Sep 13, 2011 8:39 PM

    Back off the guy! he made it one more game than last year. If he keeps up the pace in 16 years he will complete a whole season.

  4. jpb12 says: Sep 13, 2011 8:48 PM

    Steelers suffering from a spastic Colon

  5. iflounder says: Sep 13, 2011 8:49 PM

    the steelers starting tackles scott, and meredith could be two bills castoffs. good luck with that.

  6. numberonesteelersfan says: Sep 13, 2011 8:53 PM

    NO! not fast willie colon!

  7. ravenator says: Sep 13, 2011 9:34 PM

    Steeler threads are quiet…a beatdown of that magnitude will do that sometimes. I like to think of them as the “aftershocks”.

  8. cassrangers says: Sep 13, 2011 9:51 PM

    glad the Bears didn’t get him after all

  9. steelerdynasty2010 says: Sep 13, 2011 10:17 PM

    we signed WHO? you’d think we’d protect our $100 million dollar qb with a bit more than speed bumps.

    @ravenator:
    seriously? its a post about a lineman going to IR, not really going to stir up The Nation..relax..go enjoy your win

  10. richm2256 says: Sep 13, 2011 10:33 PM

    Just thinking ……. why would you give a 5 year deal to a guy who missed the entire season?

  11. hosslaxx says: Sep 13, 2011 10:37 PM

    wheres that 6ring6trophyinuremptycase7 guy????? dont see u postin crap here huh!!!??? get well willie and give em hell next yr

  12. fhuizar says: Sep 13, 2011 11:00 PM

    Well let’s see if the steelers “honor” his contract lol which I highly doubt they will with them being 20+ mill over the cap next season.

    Like Bengals owner said palmer needs to honor his contract, but owners never honor squat when they cut guys. NFL contracts mean nothing.

  13. vbar119 says: Sep 13, 2011 11:33 PM

    They should put Ben’s Colon on injured reserve too after that raping he took on Sunday, I guess it’s true what they say about Karma.

  14. jonathanedwardk says: Sep 14, 2011 12:02 AM

    Thank God the Bears did not give this guy franchise LT money

  15. iamthefootballjerk says: Sep 14, 2011 12:08 AM

    Amazing how things can change so fast in this league. Four days ago, a lot of people were laughing at the Ravens for signing McKinnie.

    Injuries are a bummer, and part of the game. Who know what things will look like in week 16, so everyone just needs to calm down after week one.

  16. rev279 says: Sep 14, 2011 12:36 AM

    jpb12 says: Sep 13, 2011 8:48 PM

    Steelers suffering from a spastic Colon

    ——————————

    Flipping brilliant. lol

  17. nevermore52 says: Sep 14, 2011 12:38 AM

    Highly upset about this one. I didn’t want any excuses come week 9 when they catch ANOTHER ass whoopin. Sigh. :-)

  18. nevermore52 says: Sep 14, 2011 12:40 AM

    They could have Anthony Munoz and Jonathan Ogden as their tackles. Sizzle is still not gettin blocked. He’s like a sex-offender seeking guided missile.

  19. boonrocksaint79 says: Sep 14, 2011 12:53 AM

    @ravenator- It may be quiet right now, as there’s no doubt we got a beatdown… in every facet of the game.

    Make no mistake though, we’ll be back, and we’ll be ready.

    @fhuizar- Mike Brown is a pos loser. He’s making his money, and doesn’t care about the product they put on the field, only his ridiculously narcissistic pride.

    That said, it is a bit “unfair” that the only money “guaranteed” is guaranteed money in a contract; why not just pay them that? It would end up much easier to figure out the salary caps each year imo…

  20. pftequalsgreatjournalism says: Sep 14, 2011 1:52 AM

    hosslaxx says:Sep 13, 2011 10:37 PM

    wheres that 6ring6trophyinuremptycase7 guy?????

    ———————————-

    Can’t see his keyboard because he is suffering from a severe case of cranial rectitis…

  21. mistersmith22 says: Sep 14, 2011 3:08 AM

    Steelers will be lucky to go 9-7.

  22. kevinfromphilly says: Sep 14, 2011 5:07 AM

    Yeah, it’s never good when the old Colon is hurtin’.

  23. jimmymcnultysbottleofjameson says: Sep 14, 2011 8:21 AM

    Great, an excuse for the Steelers when the Ravens beat em down for Rd 2. Nothing was more satisfying than destroying them on Sunday with all of their starters healthy.

  24. dayumyou says: Sep 14, 2011 8:57 AM

    Willie should have NEVER been kept on….never liked him as a person or a player….he can’t protect Ben on or off the field…he needs to GTFO.

    That being said regarding sunday’s beat down I have only one hing to say to you Ravens fans:
    can we have your O-line???

  25. steelersmichele says: Sep 14, 2011 9:41 AM

    ravenator says: Steeler threads are quiet…a beatdown of that magnitude will do that sometimes.

    If we were Ravens fans and lost, we’d be all over the place complaining about how bad calls cost us the game.

  26. jessethegreat says: Sep 14, 2011 10:44 AM

    That happened to me once…. too much Mexican food will do that to you.

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