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Steelers unsigned free agent Terence Garvin visits the Washington Redskins

As the NFL Free Agency period rolls along, more and more unsigned free agents for the Pittsburgh Steelers are venturing out to see what is out there for them in 2016.

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The long list of Pittsburgh Steelers who are now unrestricted free agents is still long, this despite the team locking up William Gay, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Robert Golden and Ramon Foster. Players like Kelvin Beachum and Antwon Blake have drawn interest from other NFL organizations, and the latest to answer some phone calls is special teams player, and backup linebacker, Terence Garvin.

As Garvin visits Washington as a possible landing spot, his teammate Sean Spence visited the Miami Dolphins recently. Assuming both of those players won't be returning to Pittsburgh in 2016 would be a huge hit to their depth at the inside linebacker position.

Once thought to be the deepest position for the Steelers, on the defensive side of the ball, Garvin and Spence make up some of that depth behind Lawrence Timmons and Ryan Shazier. If both players leave for another team, it would leave Timmons, Shazier and Vince Williams as the lone inside linebackers on the current roster.

Although Garvin doesn't have many memorable moments in a black and gold uniform, there will always be his hit on Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber in 2013 which broke Huber's jaw as it sprung Antonio Brown for a punt return touchdown at Heinz Field.