Pittsburgh Steelers sign tryout LB out of rookie minicamp
PITTSBURGH — Matt Galambos gets to stay and work in Pittsburgh.
The former Pitt inside linebacker signed with the Steelers after trying out for the team at rookie minicamp this past weekend, his agent, Casey Muir announced via Twitter.
At 6 feet, 1 inch and weighing 239 pounds, Galambos joins a position group that’s largely undefined beyond Vince Williams.
General manager Kevin Colbert said after the 2017 NFL draft that Williams, a 2013 sixth-round pick, would go into the season as the starter alongside Ryan Shazier.
- The Steelers signed Williams to an extension in Lawrence Timmons’ contract year last year
- Williams, Antonio Brown react to the contract
Pittsburgh also has Tyler Matakevich, L.J. Fort and Steven Johnson in the position, who have all played for the Steelers. Johnson, a former Denver Broncos and Tennessee Titans inside linebacker, only played special teams for the Steelers last year after being signed to a one-year deal in the offseason, cut on Sept. 3 and re-signed on Sept. 4.
Matakevich and Fort each briefly took the field on defense in injury crises last year, though they were primarily special teams players.
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The Steelers signed fellow inside linebacker Akil Blount, son of Mel Blount, to a futures contract in January and picked up Keith Kelsey out of Louisville in the same position as an undrafted rookie free agent on April 30.
In the past two seasons Pittsburgh has kept five inside linebackers on its 53-man roster.
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