Sunday, April 28, 2013
Steelers add 15 UFAs
The Steelers have a pretty good idea of who their five starting offensive linemen will be. They also know who their top two backups are: John Malecki and Kelvin Beachum.
Beyond that, however, they have a lot of question marks on the offensive line.
That's why after picking up nine new players in the draft, the Steelers added five offensive linemen as undrafted rookie free agents, the best being guard Nik Embernate of San Diego State. Also signed at that position were offensive tackles Mike Farrell of Penn State and Mike Golic, Jr. of Notre Dame, guard Chris Hubbard of UAB and center Ivory Wade of Baylor.
Golic, of course, is the son of former NFL player and radio show host Mike Golic, Sr.
Also signed by the Steelers were defensive ends Brian Arnfelt of Northwestern and Cordian Hagans of Louisiana-Lafayette, linebacker Alex Baxter of Northern Illinois, wide receivers Reggie Dunn of Utah and J.D. Woods of West Virginia, defensive tackle Athony Rashad White of Michigan State, defensive tackle Omar Hunter of Florida, running back Curtis McNeal of USC and long snapper Luke Ingram of Hawaii.
Interestingly enough, the Steelers did not sign a punter to at least give them another leg at that position behind Drew Butler.
Butler was a bit up and down last season as a rookie and the Steelers do not have another punter on the roster.