The Pittsburgh Steelers decided not to give a restricted tender to linebacker Terence Garvin prior to the start of the new league year and as a result of that decision the West Virginia product became an unrestricted free agent.
Garvin, who has spent most of his NFL career being a core special teams player, will reportedly visit with the Washington Redskins on Friday, according Rand Getlin on Twitter.
While Garvin has seen some limited playing on defense during his career with the Steelers, it wasn’t much at all and most of it came inside the red zone. So far during his NFL career, Garvin has registered 36 total tackles with most of those coming on special teams.
Garvin’s time in Pittsburgh is highlighted by him breaking the jaw of Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber during a 2013 regular season game and that play in question resulted in punt return for a touchdown by wide receiver Antonio Brown. Garvin was later fined $25,000 by the league for the blindside hit as it was deemed illegal.
Garvin, who signed originally with the Steelers in 2013 as an undrafted free agent following a rookie minicamp invite, missed four games last season due to a knee injury
I'm told LB Terence Garvin is visiting the #Redskins today.
— Rand Getlin (@RandGetlin) March 11, 2016
as @Rand_Getlin reported, Terence Garvin is visiting the Redskins. Saw him in the lobby when interviewing Kendall Reyes. Young; 25 years old
— John Keim (@john_keim) March 11, 2016