The Pittsburgh Steelers won’t begin training camp for a few more weeks, so, like last year at this same time, I thought we would spend this week talking about a few players that many believe will have a decent shot at making the 2015 final 53 man roster. Basically, these are players that we can’t quite consider locks, but do consider being on the bubble.
After reading the recap of the player that we highlight, you can cast your vote as to whether or not you think that player will make the final 53 man roster. Each poll will run for three days.
The first player up in this series is third-year linebacker Terence Garvin.
2014 Season Recap:
Even though Garvin appeared to be a player that was firmly on the bubble last season, it didn’t seem as though he had any problem making the final 53 roster out of training camp and that is because he has endeared himself to special teams coach Danny Smith.
Garvin played all of 12 snaps last season on the defensive side of the football and if memory serves me, most, if not all of them, came within the red zone. In fact, five of the plays that he was in for last year, the opposing offense scored a touchdown.
On special teams, however, Garvin registered 15 total tackles during the regular-season and that tied him for the team lead with fellow linebacker Vince Williams.
There were rumblings last offseason that Garvin might see additional time at outside linebacker during the preseason games to help with his position flexibility but that ultimately did not happen. In other words, he should only be considered an inside linebacker at this point and one that isn’t likely to see the field on defense in 2015 unless several injuries occur.
With the above noted, Garvin will again likely have to make the final 53 man roster in 2015 as a special teams ace. He’s only scheduled to make $585,000 in 2015, so he’s not expensive at all.
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