The Steelers retained linebacker Terence Garvin, along with five other players not previously with the team, on Reserve/Future contracts Friday.
Along with Garvin, the team added wide receiver Brelan Chancellor, defensive end Matt Conrath, safety Alden Darby, tight end Michael Egnew and LB Roosevelt Nix.
Garvin was primarily a special teams player over the last two seasons, but had a sense of optimism regarding his future after 2013. He found himself behind Vince Williams and Sean Spence, as well as first round pick Ryan Shazier, in 2014.
Nix, an undrafted free agent from Kent State in 2014, spent some time with the Falcons after a highly decorated career in the Mid Atlantic Conference. Chancellor, a 5-foot-9 receiver from North Texas, spent time with the Chargers, and Egnew, a 6-foot-5 tight end from Missouri, caught seven passes with the Dolphins in 2013.
Receiver and inside linebacker aren't positions the Steelers figure to add to this offseason, but tight end, safety and defensive end may be ones they look at for some depth.