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Report: Offensive guard Geoff Schwartz visiting Steelers Thursday

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are hosting another free agent lineman Thursday, and it is former New York Giants guard Geoff Schwartz.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed guard Ramon Foster before the NFL Free Agency period officially began, but don't let that fool you into thinking the team is okay with their depth at the position.

Outside of David DeCastro and Foster, the only guard backups the team has are Chris Hubbard and Cody Wallace, who is a swing guard and center. This would be a reason why the Steelers are reportedly hosting former New York Giants guard Geoff Schwartz Thursday.

Schwartz was drafted in the 7th round of the 2008 NFL Draft, and has played on a number of teams leading up to the 2016 season. After being drafted by the Carolina Panthers, and spending his first 3 years with the Panthers, he played a year for the Minnesota Vikings, then the Kansas City Chiefs and finally the Giants.

The journeyman guard could help stabilize the depth at the guard position for the Steelers, and not have to constantly rely on players playing multiple positions along the offensive line. Schwartz has played in 73 games in his career, and has started 39 of those 73.

The Steelers don't have much salary cap space, but a player like Schwartz would be an easy sign considering his experience and overall value on the free agent market.