The Pittsburgh Steelers are now faced with filling the gigantic void left by losing Cameron Heyward for the remainder of the 2016 NFL season. After a pectoral injury prematurely ended his season, Mike Tomlin would label replacing Heyward as a “multiple man job”. In other words, one person simply can’t step up and fill his gigantic shoes.
Nonetheless, the team will need to help fill out their depth chart, and they reportedly are looking at defensive end Bobby Richardson
Steelers visit reported: DE Bobby Richardson.— Howard Balzer (@HBalzer721) November 16, 2016
At this point you might be wondering, “Who is Bobby Richardson?” Well, we can help fill some blanks.
Richardson was undrafted out of Indiana in 2015 and was signed by the New Orleans Saints. He spent his rookie season seeing significant playing time with the Saints, but was released in the offseason. He was then signed to the Washington Redskins practice squad, then to the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad. Kansas City released him on the 9th of November.
Now he has visited with the Steelers in hopes of landing his next NFL job. If he is signed by Pittsburgh, he would join L.T. Walton, Javon Hargrave, Ricardo Mathews, Daniel McCullers and Stephon Tuitt as the main men along the defensive line.
Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news surrounding the potential signing of Richardson, or another visit by someone else the team may be interested in.