Starks, Randle El Will Be Missed In Locker Room

LATROBE (KDKA) — With the usual trappings of camp, they arrived and yet a camp unlike any other.

Due to post lockout rules on free agents, a lot of the veterans are simply not here.

“You see only half the guys and all the younger guys and that is different,” LB Lawrence Timmons said.

And there are others who won’t be back and will be missed, like Antwaan Randle El and Max Starks.

“That’s a tough pill to swallow,” Doug Legursky, an offensive lineman, said. “I was really close to Max and El both and that’s just the way the business is and I’ve talked to Max a lot and Tiff, his wife, and I wish them the best of luck. Wherever he lands, he’s going to be a great player for them.”

Many of the players were Latrobe bound, unaware of Starks’ departure.

“I was really surprised,” RB Isaac Redman said. “I found out on the ride here, but that is the business of the game and that’s how the cookie crumbles.”

“It’s upsetting that we lost Max,” Maurkice Pouncey said. “Max was a great player, but we gotta keep it rolling, the guys getting ready to play.”

“El was like my role model, you know, anything I needed I went to El and he made my transition to the NFL a lot easier. I hope nothing but the best for him,” Emmanuel Sanders, a wide receiver, said.

But farewells must be short-lived in the business of football and focus is key on the important things.

“This is the baby beard – the beard’s coming back,” DE Brett Keisel said. “I don’t know [how long it’s going to get]. I bet it will get at least as long as last year. Hopefully we’ll get into playing ball in February.”

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One Comment

  1. buceye says:

    Bring El in as a coach to the young players

    1. Anonymous says:

      great idea buckeye.

      1. Randle el lober says:

        Great idea unless Wash. Is willing to sign him t another ridiculous contract to actually pay…

  2. Anonymous says:

    yes, we will miss them greatly, but we will be getting plaxico burress back in their place and this ought to greatly fill the gap *ahem*.

  3. Anonymous says:

    you fools who cares

  4. BigBenManlover says:

    fools. Way to leave a real name buddy.
    This city bleeds black and gold…All who are with me on this lets start a chant right now…
    ” Here we go steelers , Here we go”


  5. MyronStinks says:

    Randel El was a bum. Glad he’s gone.

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