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Mike Adams (football, offensive tackle)

Former Army Ranger trying to grab Steelers roster spot

Tackle Alejandro Villanueva, says teammate Ramon Foster, is not one to sit on the sidelines. He did not mean football either, although the way Villanueva's career has ascended with the Steelers, that might be said as well. The fact he had three tours of combat duty as an Army Ranger captain in Afghanistan and is on the brink of earning a roster spot with the Steelers would be inspirational enough. That he also did not play football for five years, that he first signed last year as a defensive end with the Eagles and could become the Steelers No. 3 offensive tackle is right up there with the Rocky Bleier story. Villanueva has not talked much publicly about his action in Afghanistan,...

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