Bucs pilfer Pittsburgh defensive lineman

At a time when the Steelers are dealing with plenty of injuries on the defensive line, the Buccaneers have swiped one of the defensive linemen lurking on the Pittsburgh practice squad.

The Bucs have announced that they have signed defensive tackle Al Woods from the Steelers practice squad.

Woods was a fourth-round pick of the Saints in the 2010 draft.  He spent eight weeks on the Steelers practice squad.

And to the extent the Steelers had planned to back fill the vacancy on the practice squad by bringing back defensive tackle Doug Worthington, a seventh-round pick of the Steelers in the 2010 draft, the Bucs already have signed him to their practice squad.

14 responses to “Bucs pilfer Pittsburgh defensive lineman

  1. Makes you wonder how that deal went down, considering that Morris and Tomlin are about as close of friends as two head coaches can be.

  2. PittsburghSteelerz says:
    Damn…. Stop taking our players!
    Good sign that everybody wants our leftovers though.
    Damn… Stop thinking you’re so great!
    These things happen all the time to shitty teams.

  3. After the Saints game, you could see the difference Keisel and Smith makes on the D-line. I think LeBeau will adjust faster, this year, with out those guys in there. Last year, it took a while..coupled with the loss of Polamalu. The good news though, is that they should be able to load up on both sides of the line in next years draft…if there is one.

  4. Good moves for the Bucs…Maybe next year if we play you’ll close the gap and only lose 38-14…In a situation like this,I would make Haynesworth run untill he pukes…

  5. PittsburghSteeler z says:
    Damn…. Stop taking our players!
    They’re practice squad players. I think you’ll be okay. Of course, your whole O-Line would be practice squad material on most other teams though, so who knows.

  6. That’s three practice squad players lost in one week for the Steelers.
    Not surprising though, no team has consistently drafted more hall of famers and future hall of famers than the Steelers over the last 40 years.

  7. Oh my god! We’ve lost a guy I never heard from the practice squad.
    What’s next? Oh my god! The Bengals have hired our assistant popcorn vendor!

  8. Damn! Damn! Damn!
    Steelers have lost Al Woods from the practice squad – there goes any shot at the playoffs
    If only Tampa would have signed Timmons or Polamalu instead there might still be a reason for the Steelers to play out the schedule- but now all hope is lost with Woods gone – to the extent there is any doubt Tampa is the best team in the NFC this signing seals that deal as well

  9. I don’t blame the Bucs for making the move. PIT has a great D. I can only expect that they are a pretty good judge of D-talent. I’m sure a practice squad guy from PIT would be a starter on one of the bottom teams in the league.

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