Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - The Pittsburgh Steelers placed starting left
guard Willie Colon on injured reserve Tuesday after the veteran lineman
underwent a recent knee procedure.
Colon initially hurt his knee in a Nov. 18 matchup against AFC North rival
Baltimore and missed the next two games as a result. He returned to action for
Pittsburgh's Week 14 clash against San Diego but aggravated the injury, which
The move marks the third straight season in which Colon has landed on IR. The
seven-year pro missed the entire 2010 campaign after rupturing his Achilles in
training camp, then tore a triceps in last year's season opener.
With Colon inactive, Pittsburgh shifted regular right guard Ramon Foster to
the left side for last Sunday's loss at Dallas and inserted rookie David
DeCastro, the club's first-round selection in this past April's draft, into
Foster's usual spot.
The Steelers needed to make a roster transaction after reinstating running
back Rashard Mendenhall from a team-imposed one-game suspension on Monday.
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