Found February 06, 2014 on Steelers Depot:
By Matthew Marczi It has been a theme for many years that, aside from the occasional special teams contributions, rookies on the Pittsburgh Steelers, including even first-round draft picks, rarely contribute during their first season. That has been especially true over the years on defense, though less so on offense. That pattern changed somewhat in 2013 due to a variety of circumstances, both foreseen and unforeseen, as many rookies—even undrafted players—got a good chunk of playing time on both sides of the ball. Therefore, there’s more to go on than usual when speaking about how their rookie seasons went. Player: Nik Embernate Draft Status: Undrafted Snaps: 0 Starts: 0 It may seem unusual to discuss an undrafted free agent that landed on injured reserve before even taking a snap with the team in a preseason game during a review of the previous year’s draft class. In fact, it probably is. It seems that many want to make a bit of a special case for Nik Embernate, an offensive guard...
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