Stevenson Sylvester LB PIT Aug 19 '12
Steelers ILB Stevenson Sylvester is out 3-4 weeks with a torn MCL.
He's unlikely to be ready for Week 1. Sylvester's injury opens the door for impressive rookie Sean Spence to back up Larry Foote. Sylvester appeared in just three games on defense last year. He had four special teams tackles.
Stevenson Sylvester LB PIT Apr 15 '12
Steelers LB Stevenson Sylvester is in the mix as the long-term successor to James Farrior.
Farrior was cut loose in early March, leaving a void at "buck" linebacker. Veteran Larry Foote is the favorite as his replacement, but, at 31-years-old, is considered only a short-term solution. "Sly", meanwhile, was a fifth-round pick in 2010 and has contributed mainly on special teams so far, playing only 35 defensive snaps in 2011. He'll compete for a top reserve role in 2012 with Pittsburgh's inevitable draft selections at the position.