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Veteran Nick Eason Will Start For Injured Brett Keisel

Nick Eason - and not former first-round pick Ziggy Hoodwill start at right defensive end when the Steelers take on the Dolphins in Miami this Sunday. Eason will replace starter Brett Keisel, who is on the mend with a pulled hamstring. It's surprising to see Mike Tomlin roll with the 30-year-old journeyman over the promising youngster, but Hood will likely see plenty of snaps regardless, as the Steelers will utilize a rotation on the defensive front to keep Eason, Aaron Smith, and nose tackle Casey Hampton, as fresh as possible.

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