Omar Kahn and the Steelers contract negotiation team netted a pair of Buckeyes, as fourth round pick linebacker Thaddeus Gibson and seventh round pick defensive lineman Doug Worthington came to terms with the team.
Worthington has been practicing with the team at the Steelers OTA’s (Organized Team Workouts) by virtue of the fact that he has graduated. Gibson has not been able to join the Steelers for OTA’s because the NFL does not allow rookies to practice in the spring until their class graduates. Gibbons did, however, attend the Steelers mini camp, as permitted by NFL rules.
With the first two picks in the fold, the Steelers will now focus their attention on signing their remaing eight picks from the 2010 NFL draft.
Coup for Steelers Depot
The news of the Gibson and Worthington signings amounts as a minor coup for the website Steelers Depot. They reported the news on Wednesday and Thursday of this week, and their report was picked up by Behind the Steel Curtain.
Nonetheless, the Post-Gazette did not run the story until today, with Ed Bouchette even questioning the reports of the signings on PG Plus blog this morning.
Hat’s off to Steelers Depot for scoring the scoop.