Last year when the Pittsburgh Steelers lost their starting left tackle Kelvin Beachum to an ACL injury, they looked at former Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Byron Stingily to come in and help add depth behind Alejandro Villanueva. Stingily did just that, but didn't play a snap in a black and gold uniform before hitting the market as a free agent.
Stingily is now the latest of several Steelers from last year to find a new home elsewhere in the NFL as he signed a new deal with the New York Giants.
Steelers lost backup offensive tackle Byron Stingily, who has signed with the Giants. Stingily didn't see a snap in '15.— Jason Mackey (@Mackey_PGH) April 11, 2016
The move is hardly devastating to the Steelers from a depth perspective. Both Villanueva and Marcus Gilbert will likely be the starting tackles in training camp in 2016. Ryan Harris, who signed as a free agent, will try to unseat Villanueva as the team's blind side protection for Ben Roethlisberger.
The team also has to consider the fact Mike Adams will be returning in 2016 to possibly add more depth at the tackle position. All of this made Stingily expendable, and now he has a new home with the Giants.
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