Found May 07, 2013 on SteelBlitz Steelers Blog:
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The Pittsburgh Steelers, after the 2013 NFL Draft, had room to sign 16 undrafted rookie free agents to their roster. They chose to sign 15 and brought in eight more players for a tryout during rookie camp this past weekend. Of those eight players one was going to have a chance to earn a roster spot and that player was West Virginia linebacker Terrance Garvin. Garvin is 6’2″ and 220 pounds and is listed as a linebacker on NFLDraftScout.com with his second position listed as safety. He has a very long road ahead of him to try and earn a roster spot with the Steelers, but he had to make the ninety man roster to even have a chance and he has done that. Garvin was All Big-12 honorable mention last season. He played the “spur” position in West Virginia’s 3-3-5 defense which most properly would transfer to weakside linebacker in a 4-3 or an in the box strong safety. Garvin could also be a third down linebacker that has the ability to play in coverage. According to Bob Labriola of Steelers.com yesterday the Steelers also 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. The Steelers did have room for 16 undrafted rookies, but I [...]
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