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08-01-2008, 11:27 PM
Interesting bit of information

Legursky headed back to Steelers’ preseason camp
By Gary Fauber
Assistant Sports Editor
Doug Legursky has an unexpected second chance.

The Beckley native and former Marshall center got a call Friday from the Pittsburgh Steelers, inviting him to their preseason camp in Latrobe, Pa. The Steelers had released Legursky June 29, but he got a call Friday afternoon to rejoin the team.

“Yeah (I was surprised),” Legursky said en route to Latrobe. “I wasn’t expecting it. I was just ... waiting for a phone call (from other teams).”

Legursky was not selected in the two-day NFL draft, but signed with the Steelers as a free agent moments after it ended.

The 2004 Woodrow Wilson graduate said he was given no guarantees after the team cut him in late June.

“They just told me that the numbers were not right and that it was not the ideal situation at that time,” Legursky said. “They said there was a possibility that they could bring me back at some point.”

Legursky said he learned some things in his brief workouts with the Steelers after the draft that he can use starting today.

“We did a lot of stuff through technique and worked on different football concepts that I had not been exposed to before,” Legursky said.

At Marshall, Legursky was a three-time candidate for the Rimington Trophy, given annually to the nation’s top college center. He started 36 consecutive games at center.

The Steelers’ first preseason game is next Friday, Aug. 8, at home against the Philadelphia Eagles.


Sorry mods...

this belongs in training camp section...

08-01-2008, 11:44 PM
interesting... i liked this guy in college.

08-02-2008, 02:30 AM
I can hear someone cheering about this move.

Is that you LLT?

Galax Steeler
08-02-2008, 04:08 AM
We should have some good competiton at center you would think that Hartwig would be the lock at the position but who knows what is going to happen now.

08-02-2008, 04:11 AM
In his first stint with the steelers I thought Legursky was actually working out at guard.

This move / recall sounds like Stapleton or Essex might not be stepping up as expected.

08-02-2008, 09:17 AM
It will be interesting to see how long he lasts on the roster. I wonder if he's only being brought in for motivational purposes or if they think he really has a shot at staying on the roster?

Maybe a PS player?

08-02-2008, 01:01 PM
Interesting indeed.

08-02-2008, 03:22 PM
I can hear someone cheering about this move.

Is that you LLT?

:tt::tt:WhoooooooooooooHooooooooooooo!!!!!!:tt02: :tt02:

08-02-2008, 03:33 PM
Although I love the fact that they are giving Legursky a chance...I have to believe in my heart that his signing might be more about Kemo and Mahan being hurt..than it is about his ability.

08-02-2008, 09:37 PM
I see we signed another center/ o-lineman.What is the background on this guy.Can he add depth to our line?Don't know much about him.

08-02-2008, 11:55 PM


could be keeping 10 if they retain hills or switch out another.

legursky will probably be a PS member.

i can't quite remember, but isn't kemo getting injured often?

08-03-2008, 03:20 AM
I see we signed another center/ o-lineman.What is the background on this guy.Can he add depth to our line?Don't know much about him.

we originally signed this guy after the draft...then cut him before camp...here is the skinny on him.

UDFA Doug Legursky-Center/Guard
By Woody Woodrum
Sr. Editor, Herd Insider magazine
Posted Apr 28, 2008

Doug Legursky, a four-year starter for the Thundering Herd at center, signed on Sunday with the Pittsburgh Steelers as a free agent. The 6-foot-3, 310-pound product of Beckley, W.Va. and Woodrow Wilson High School, was thrilled to be going to a team known for outstanding centers.

Back 44 years, only five men have been the primary center for the Steelers: Ray Mansfield, 1964-75, won two Super Bowls; the late Mike Webster, 1976-88, who also won two Super Bowls, is in the NFL Hall of Fame and won All-Pro and Pro Bowl awards a number of times; Dermonit Dawson, 1989-2000, who also had multiple Pro Bowl/All-Pro honors, including one year he got every vote at center from the media and coaches; Jeff Hartings, 2001-06, who won a Super Bowl with Pittsburgh, was All-Pro once and went to multiple Pro Bowls. The current center is Sean Mahan, but the Steelers may move him to guard. Pittsburgh signed Justin Hartwig, the former Carolina Panthers center, back in March to a two year, $4 million deal, with nearly a $1 million signing bonus, so the timing could be right for Doug Legursky, who can play center or guard.

“Right now, they are looking at me more as a guard and back-up center,” Legursky told Anthony Hanshew of The (Huntington) Herald-Dispatch. “I’m going to be working hard to earn the respect of the veterans and coaches and find my way to the top.” Legursky has been working out at the HIT Center in Huntington, and back in early March had a long-snapping clinic with former Marshall, Philadelphia Eagles and All-Pro long snapper Mike Bartrum. Legursky hoped long snapping, which he picked up rapidly, will enhance his chances of making the team.


08-03-2008, 10:05 AM
Legursky is a rock who didn't miss a single game at Marshall. I'm glad he was brought back. I hope he can prove himself in training camp and the preseason.

08-04-2008, 08:24 PM
What ever the reason is that he's here, he's still here. Now its all up to him.

08-05-2008, 10:39 AM

Guess they're still not satisfied with the center position...backup.

10-10-2008, 01:56 AM
And he is back now on the Ps and I predict on the active roster before the end of the season.

10-10-2008, 02:09 AM
And he is back now on the Ps and I predict on the active roster before the end of the season.

I think that was more because we have a replacement for Simmons.... and thus, lost a center.

10-12-2008, 08:22 PM
this'll make LLT happy.....:laughing: