Not finished tweaking their 90 man roster just yet, the Pittsburgh Steelers have added QB/WR Devin Gardner off waivers, per ESPN’s Field Yates.
Gardner, who played at Michigan, was originally a UDFA pickup by the New England Patriots. He was waived on Monday. The Steelers showed interest in him prior to the draft, bringing him in for an official pre-draft visit.
He spent the majority of his time at Michigan as a quarterback. However, he wasn’t particularly effective, throwing 15 interceptions to just 10 touchdowns in 2014.
Gardner saw his most action as a receiver in 2012, catching 16 passes for 266 yards and four touchdowns. Weighing in at over 6’3 and 218 pounds, he ran a 4.65 at his Pro Day and jumped 35.5 inches in the vertical.
He becomes the second quarterback turned receiver to be added by the Steelers since the draft. Boston College’s Tyler Murphy is expected to be making the same conversion.
The Steelers will need to release one player in order to add on Gardner.
UPDATE: The team has announced they have waived WR L’Damian Washington with the injured classification.