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Pittsburgh Steelers Undrafted Rookie Free Agent Profile: Louisville Defensive Tackle Roy Philon

May 23rd, 2014 at 11:06 PM
By Mark Mihalko

The Pittsburgh Steelers are in the middle of reworking their roster. As the offseason continues, they will also receive some salary cap relief on June 2, when linebacker LaMarr Woodley officially comes off the books. While they will need that money to finish signing draft picks, they could also look to boost their roster with a veteran.

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One area where a veteran presence may not be a bad idea is along the defensive line. Yes, the Steelers have some young talent, and will have a solid competition, but they lack experience up front. At this point, that would appear to be unlikely to happen, as there is a lot of potential along the line.

One interesting prospect that could be battling for a spot is undrafted rookie free agent Roy Philon from Louisville. The 6-3, 298-pound defensive tackle has some athleticism and strength, but he will have to prove he is healthy after undergoing shoulder surgery in January. While he did participate in his Pro Day (5.15 40-yard dash), he was unable to complete the bench press and some other drills as he recovers from the surgery.

Defensive Backs

Stanford cornerback / safety Devon Carrington (Profile 5/15)

Offensive Linemen

Youngstown State offensive guard Chris Elkins  (Profile 5/16)

UAB offensive tackle Kaycee Ike (Profile 5/16)

East Carolina offensive guard Will Simmons (Profile 5/17)

Defensive Linemen

Wisconsin defensive end Ethan Hemer (Profile 5/18)

Stanford defensive end Josh Mauro (Profile 5/20)

Louisville defensive end Roy Philon


Shepherd outside linebacker Howard Jones

Tight End

Missouri tight end Eric Waters


Cincinnati quarterback Brendon Kay


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Tags: Football, Louisville, NFL, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Steelers, Roy Philon, undrafted rookie free agent

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