Originally posted on Steelers Depot  |  Last updated 12/2/13
Over the years, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been notorious for not giving young defensive players much playing time as rookies. However, that has changed this year as linebackers Jarvis Jones and Vince Williams, along with safety Shamarko Thomas, have seen quite a bit of playing time this season as rookies. That trio of draft picks aren't the only ones to buck system this season, either, as undrafted rookie free agent linebacker Terence Garvin has recently started to receive playing time over the course of the last several weeks as well. While it is probably mostly due to outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley missing the last three plus games with a calf injury, Garvin, who was originally signed following a tryout at the Steelers rookie mini camp, has logged a total of 10 snaps on defense in three of the last four games. In the Thursday night loss to the Baltimore Ravens, he saw a season-high five snaps on defense, with four of them coming late in the first quarter. When Garvin was on the
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