Hampton's next step 

May, 16, 2013
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For 12 seasons, Casey Hampton anchored the Pittsburgh Steelers' defense from his nose tackle position, clogging up the middle of the trench. But due to salary cap concerns (and his advancing age), Hampton was part of the club's 2013 edition of their yearly roster purge. In the time since, he hasn't been the subject of many rumors regarding a new NFL home, so there's been speculation that perhaps he's waiting to ink a new deal with Pittsburgh.