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Velasco The Veteran Leader

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The 2-5 Steelers are on edge, make no mistake, but they remained positive and upbeat about the New England Patriots. Here's Jim Wexell's Wednesday rundown:

PITTSBURGH -- With both guards missing Wednesday's practice, center Fernando Velasco -- the man signed off the street after Maurkice Pouncey went down on opening day -- became the senior leader in charge of the interior of the Steelers' offensive line. That's according to a senior spokesman in the locker room, the six-week veteran Velasco himself. "It ain't by choice," said Velasco, who had to...

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