Player Updates

June 12, 2015 04:24 AM
Titans send CB Brandon Harris to IR, sign C Fernando Velasco
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Titans cornerback Brandon Harris has been placed on injured reserve with a left knee injury sustained last Tuesday, per The Tennessean.

The team has signed veteran center Fernando Velasco to take his place on the roster.

Harris participated in 11 games last season after playing in all 16 in 2013.

June 1, 2015 04:45 PM
Panthers to have Brown, DeCoud and White on Saturday
by Chris Cwik |

The Panthers will have Philly Brown, Thomas DeCoud and Melvin White on Saturday against the Seahawks.

All three players entered the game listed as questionable. Brown is dealing with a shoulder injury. DeCoud has a hamstring issue. White is battling an ankle injury.

The team will also have Derek Anderson, Charles Johnson, DeAngelo Williams and Fernando Velasco for the contest. All four players came into the game listed as probable. 

June 1, 2015 04:53 PM
Panthers list final injury report for wild-card game
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Panthers have ruled backup quarterback Derek Anderson (illness), running back DeAngelo Williams (hand), defensive end Charles Johnson (not-injury related) and guard Fernando Velasco (not-injury related) as probable for Saturday's wild-card game against Arizona.

Linebacker A.J. Klein (ankle) was listed as questionable, while safety Thomas DeCoud (hamstring) was ruled as doubtful.

June 2, 2015 07:34 AM
Panthers add Fernando Velasco
by Larry Hartstein |

The Panthers signed center Fernando Velasco, who started 11 games for the Steelers last year.

June 2, 2015 04:22 PM
Fernando Velasco has surgery for ruptured Achilles
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Steelers offensive lineman Fernando Velasco had surgery Saturday to fix a ruptured Achilles tendon, coach Mike Tomlin announced Tuesday. Velasco was placed on injured reserve over the weekend.

June 2, 2015 04:27 PM
Steelers add OL in light of Fernando Velasco's injury
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

The Steelers shuffled the roster Saturday, as the search for offensive line help continues. Center Fernando Velasco was placed on injured reserve with a leg injury, suffered in Week 13 against the Ravens, and defensive back DeMarcus Van Dyke was waived.

The moves were made in order to add offensive linemen Rashad Butler and Eric Olsen

June 2, 2015 04:36 PM
Steelers clear Fernando Velasco for game action
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

A knee ailment that had Steelers center Fernando Velasco deemed probable will not keep him out Sunday in Cleveland.

June 2, 2015 04:39 PM
Steelers OK on offense with battle against Browns on horizon
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The Steelers are in great shape offensively heading into their clash in Cleveland on Sunday. All players on their Friday injury report on that side of the ball are probable.

Included are tight end Heath Miller (not injury related), guards Fernando Velasco (knee), Kelvin Beachum (hip) and Ramon Foster (ankle) and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (foot).

June 2, 2015 04:48 PM
Steelers offensive lineman ready to play
by Chris Cwik |

Steelers OT Mike Adams, OG Kelvin Beachum, OG David DeCastro, OT Marcus Gilbert and C Fernando Velasco are active Week 11 against the Lions.

All five players were listed as probable on the team's injury report entering the game. Both Gilbert and DeCastro are dealing with ankle injuries. 

June 2, 2015 04:51 PM
Steelers release injury report with mostly probables
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The Steelers list 10 players on their Friday injury report, but six are probable. The only player ruled out for the Sunday game against Detroit is safety Shamarko Thomas (ankle).

Designated as doubtful is linebacker LaMarr Woodley (calf) while defensive end Brett Keisel (foot) and guard Ramon Foster (ankle) are questionable.

Five of the probables are offensive linemen. They are Fernando Velasco (knee), Marcus Gilbert (ankle), David DeCastro (ankle), Kelvin Beachum (hip) and Mike Adams (ribs). Tight end Heath Miller (not injury related) is also probable.

June 2, 2015 05:02 PM
Steelers in good shape as they prepare for Buffalo
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Nearly every player on the injury report released by the Steelers on Friday is probable for Sunday against the visiting Bills.

They are tackle Kelvin Beachum (knee), defensive end Cameron Heyward (knee), wide receiver Markus Wheaton (finger), tight end Heath Miller (not injury related), center Fernando Velasco (thigh), cornerback Ike Taylor (concussion) and linebacker Vince Williams (concussion).

June 2, 2015 06:37 PM
Fernando Velasco to start for Steelers
by Larry Hartstein |

Signed a week ago, Fernando Velasco will start at center for the Steelers against the Bengals on Monday night. Pittsburgh signed Velasco after losing center Maurkice Pouncey to a season-ending injury in the opener.

Kelvin Beachum replaced Pouncey in the opener, but the Steelers apparently feel Velasco is better. Velasco started every game for the Titans last year.

June 2, 2015 06:50 PM
Steelers sign two players Monday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

The Steelers announced Monday they signed running back Jonathan Dwyer and guard/center Fernando Velasco. They take the roster spots of center Maurkice Pouncey and running back LaRod Stephens-Howling, who were placed on injured reserve with season-ending knee injuries.

June 2, 2015 06:50 PM
Steelers sign former Titans OL Fernando Velasco
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Former Titans center/guard Fernando Velasco agreed to a one-year deal with the Steelers, a source told SiriusXM Radio.

June 2, 2015 07:01 PM
Titans reach 53-man roster limit
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Titans reached the 53-man roster limit Saturday by placing wide receiver Marc Mariani on injured reserve.

In addition, Tennessee also waived the following 10 players from the roster: defensive tackle Stefan Charles, tight end Jack Doyle, safety Corey Lynch, fullback Collin Mooney, wide receiver Rashad Ross, linebacker Tim Shaw, quarterback Rusty Smith, linebacker Scott Solomon, offensive lineman Fernando Velasco and Jonathan Willard.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/310
Birthdate:
02/22/1985
Age:
36
Hometown:
Harris, NY, USA
School:
Georgia
NFL Experience:
6
Awards: