Pittsburgh Steelers Add Depth to O-Line with Guy Whimper
During this offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers have addressed just about every position on their roster. Even after the 2013 NFL Draft, the Steelers are still making moves to add depth to their team. The offensive line is one of the few spots that weren’t focused on, but now Pittsburgh has signed veteran offensive tackle Guy Whimper.
Now entering his seventh year in the league, Whimper, who was drafted by the New York Giants in 2006, played the last three seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and started 22 games while playing with the Jags. Whimper will more than likely be a backup offensive tackle for the Steelers in 2013.
Last month, it appeared that there was still a chance of veteran Max Starks staying with Pittsburgh. It seems now that the addition of Whimper will more than likely mark the end of Starks’ 10-year stint in the Steel City.
As of right now, Pittsburgh’s starting offensive front should have Mike Adams at left tackle, Ramon Foster at left guard, Maurkice Pouncey at center, David DeCastro at right guard, and Marcus Gilbert at right tackle.
Along with Whimper, guard/tackle Kelvin Beachum should add depth and versatility to the Steelers’ offensive line.
Pittsburgh’s offensive front should be very solid going into the 2013 season. Assuming that everyone stays healthy, the Steelers have a load of talent and youth that could make them one of the best offensive lines for years to come. In addition, adding Whimper and his experience further strengthens the core of Pittsburgh’s strong offensive line.
Clyde A. Speller is an NFL writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @ClydeASpeller, or add him to your network on Google