Give Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert credit for their creativity -- They attempted to take the nearly 300 pound college defensive tackle Demetrius Taylor and attempting to turn him into an NFL fullback.
Alas creativity only goes so far, as Steelers management pulled the plug on this experiment just four days into training camp when they waived Demetrius Taylor and claimed Dwayne Wright off of waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles.
Dwayne Wright entered the league in 2007 as a fourth round pick of the Buffalo Bills and played in 15 games as a rookie gaining 94 yards on 29 carries.
Wright’s performance understandably failed to impress Bills management who cut him prior to the 2008 season. The New York Giants took him to camp in 2009 and he had been in camp with the Eagles this summer.
Clearly, the Steelers are not picking up a would-be world beater, but Wright's arrival does give them a pure fullback.
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Polling Suspended (Again)
Bloggers polling plugin officially SUCKS. For weeks now I've watch as vote tallies on Steelers free agency, draft needs, and the draft itself go up... and then down.
Thanks to all of those who voted, but I'm taking the poll on Jarvis Jones down because there are 80% fewer votes now than yesterday afternoon....