Pittsburgh Steelers Preseason: Rookies to Provide Future Depth at Lineba

August 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In the matter of one offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers went from a thin linebacker corps to one that is potentially very deep with talent.
Several players showcased their abilities last week against the Detroit Lions and will hope to make a further impression this week against the New York Giants.
They will have to do so to solidify a roster spot because starters LaMarr Woodley, James Farrior, Lawrence Timmons, and James Harrison are all locks.  It is also unlikely that the Steelers cut ties with backups Larry Foote, Keyaron Fox, and second round draft pick Jason Worilds.
Fox was particularly impressive against the Lions, particularly against the run, and finished with four solo tackles and a pass defended.
That may mean only one roster spot for fourth round selection Thaddeus Gibson and fifth round pick Stevenson Sylvester.
Each player has been a highlight throughout training camp in different ways.
Gibson flashed pass rushing ability throughout pra...

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