Robinson tweeted this earlier today:
"Don't discount buzz about Casey Hampton potentially being chopped by Steelers. It's legit. His offseason work habits have worn on the staff."
To which I responded:
"@YahooSportsNFL just curious, but who's going to play NT for the Steelers without Hampton? And don't say Ziggy Hood. Please."
And Robinson came back with this:
"A Hoke/Hood rotation based on down/distance. Hood 2 small 2 be every down guy. Then again, Casey is 2 out of shape 2 be every down guy, too."
Look, I know these guys have sources (and I don't), but at some point it's worth asking if a given rumor makes any sense at all. This does not. Not to mention this tidbit from the Hampton Q&A:
Q: You played tackle in the nickel defense next to Keisel the other night. Is that new?Look, I'm not saying Casey is in fabulous shape, but good lord, let's all take a deep breath.
CH: A lot of teams last year put us in nickel defense and tried to run the ball, so they got new packages where I play on third down a lot more.
Q: Isn’t it funny that they put in new packages for you when they’re going to cut you?
CH: (Laughs) We’ll see, man. I mean, I’ll deal with it. I ain’t going to worry about it.