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According to Bob Labriola of Steelers.com the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed veteran offensive tackle Guy Whimper. Whimper was a fourth round pick of the New York Giants in the 2006 NFL Draft. He played for the Giants from 2006-2009 and then played for the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2010-2012. During the last two years he has player right tackle, left tackle and tight end for the Jaguars and has caught three passes including a touchdown reception last season. Over his six NFL seasons Whimper has played in 67 total games and started 22 games. However, 21 of those starts have come in the past two seasons and he started 15 games during the 2011 season. Right now the Steelers have very little depth behind Marcus Gilbert and Mike Adams at tackle. Kelvin Beachum can play tackle, but the Steelers are expected to work him more at guard this off-season and he also may see work at center. Whimper gives them some veteran depth behind Adams and Gilbert as well as starting experience. Whimper lost his starting job at right tackle last season and the Jaguars cut him as he was due $1.3 million for the 2013 season. He will likely get only a veteran qualifying offer from the Steelers which won’t add much of a hit to the Steelers cap space. The Steelers hadn’t fully closed the door on a possible return to the team for Max Starks, but the signing of Whimper seems to close that door for good at this point. Starks started all 16 games for the Steelers at left tackle in 2012, but the Steelers are going to let Marcus Gilbert and Mike Adams compete for the starting job in 2013 and the loser of that job will play right tackle.
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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed free agent offensive lineman Guy Whimper and undrafted rookie free agent linebacker Terence Garvin.
Steelers announced they signed veteran OT Guy Whimper and undrafted rookie free agent LB Terence Garvin.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 6, 2013
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