The Pittsburgh Steelers had a spot on their 53-man roster open up after offensive tackle Rashad Butler left the team yesterday for “personal reasons.” In need of more depth along their offensive line, Pittsburgh’s brass inked center/guard David Snow earlier today according to the team’s official website.
At least to me, the Steelers need all of the insurance that they can acquire at the center position at the moment. With Maurkice Pouncey and Fernando Velasco already sidelined, the team has only Cody Wallace and the recently signed Eric Olsen on their roster.
Snow (6’4″ 305 lbs.), a second-year player out of the University of Texas, was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent last spring. In addition, Snow started two of the five games he played in at the center position last fall.
With David DeCastro hobbled, Snow also gives the Steelers some depth at the guard spots as well. Snow started 18 games of his collegiate career at the left (13) and right (five) guard positions, and could very well be called upon to play if DeCastro or even Ramon Foster are not able to suit up for Pittsburgh down the stretch.
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