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Why Pittsburgh wouldn't touch Lacy

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06:50 AM ET 04.29 | Eddie Lacy, the running back out of Alabama who had run for more than 1,300 yards on 204 carries in 2012, was there for the taking, and yet Pittsburgh passed. One reason the Steelers passed on [Lacy] is a toe injury the Alabama halfback has had. One team source said the Steelers would not touch Lacy because his big toe had been fused. There has been concern about injuries to Lacy's hamstring and what has been reported as turf toe, but nothing's been reported about a fusion. Either way, teams did stay away from Lacy -- considered by many the best talent at halfback in the draft -- until Green Bay made him the fourth back drafted with the 29th pick in the second round.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Eddie Lacy, US Presswire Eddie Lacy, US Presswire
April 29, 2013  08:57 AM ET

Yes, but he is considering a few offers to do Ford commercials.

April 29, 2013  09:15 AM ET

Steelers tend to have so many older, banged-up players, can't afford to take on any young ones that already have that problem

April 29, 2013  09:48 AM ET

Green Bay may have hit the jackpot here....4th round, hard to believe, and just what they needed.

April 29, 2013  09:50 AM ET

Still don't like the Te'veon bell pick. I hope I'm wrong.

April 29, 2013  12:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Green Bay may have hit the jackpot here....4th round, hard to believe, and just what they needed.

Referring to Jonathan Franklin?

April 29, 2013  01:24 PM ET

Since he'll play in GB I guess we've finally achieved cold fusion.

April 29, 2013  01:25 PM ET

Best back in the draft was Bernard Giovani.....not Lacy who played on an Offense that made him look better then he was by the O-Line opening huge holes.

April 29, 2013  02:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Best back in the draft was Bernard Giovani.....not Lacy who played on an Offense that made him look better then he was by the O-Line opening huge holes.

I'd say Trent Richardson did pretty well on a poor team after coming out of that offense.

April 29, 2013  04:16 PM ET

Bad Toe, No Go!!!

April 29, 2013  08:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Referring to Jonathan Franklin?

...oops 2nd round...thanks LS! Time will tell about the toe, a great pick, if good to go.

 
April 30, 2013  04:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Still don't like the Te'veon bell pick. I hope I'm wrong.

I think you will be wrong. He's a big back with quick feet that sounds a lot like a former Steeler RB that has been a finalist for the HOF the last two years.

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