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08-01-2012, 05:35 AM
Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2012
By Mike Bires mbires@timesonline.com

The unheralded rookie who wears a gold No. 69 practice jersey is called “Ike” by his teammates and coaches. That’s because they have a tough time pronouncing his first and last name -- Ikponmwosa Igbinosun.

He’s a free agent defensive end out of Division II Southern Connecticut State whose parents were born in Nigeria. His name, incidentally, is pronounced 'e-po-mo-sa ig-bin-oh-sun.'

“In Nigerian, it stands for ‘In God’s grace,’ ” he said.

As one of seven D-ends on the roster, Igbinosun has virtually no chance of making the Steelers’ 53-man active roster. The best he can hope for is to land a spot on the eight-man practice squad, and even that will be hard for him to do.

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08-01-2012, 06:42 AM
I love hearing about the "intensity" in training camp. It sets the tempo for the rest of the year and it seemed to me like we lacked a bit of fire and intensity at times last year.

Seems like there are quite a few minor injuries for training camp...

....and congrats to FWP