In a quick bit of Steelers news for the end of the work week, it looks as if the Pittsburgh Steelers are looking to keep their oft-maligned offensive line intact for next season.
Scott Brown of ESPN.com reports that the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to make a push to re-sign both centers Fernando Velasco and Cody Wallace in hopes that the two interior linemen will anchor and healthier and more productive offensive line unit as a whole.
Other than right tackle Marcus Gilbert, every Pittsburgh Steelers' starter on the offensive line missed at least some action, along with several of the Steelers' backups. As the offensive line was shuffled around this year, both Fernando Velasco and Cody Wallace stepped up, giving the Steelers' O-line enough push to help the Steelers score 27 points or more in 6 of their last 8 contests.
The Pittsburgh Steelers went 6-2 in those 8 games, to overcome a dismal start to the season and finish 8-8. Despite the hot finish, the Steelers' running game finished just 25th in the league this season, but it looks as if the Pittsburgh Steelers believe in the talent they have assembled from an offensive line standpoint, as long as they can get back to being fully healthy.