The Pittsburgh Steelers reportedly worked out a player that was recently waived by the Philadelphia Eagles. He’s a big player at that.
According to Field Yates of ESPN.com, defensive end Alejandro Villanueva, a US Army Ranger, was the player looked at by the Steelers.
Villanueva last played football in 2009 at the U.S. Military Academy prior to him serving the last four years as an active member of the Army. He served three tours in Afghanistan during that time.
The 6-foot-9, 277-pound defensive lineman played 50 snaps for the Eagles in their first three preseason games and was recently waived in the first round of cuts. He registered six total tackles and one sack during his limited playing time.
Source: the Steelers worked out DE Alejandro Villanueva, a US Army Ranger, on Wednesday. Was recently waived by the Eagles.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 27, 2014