WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13
2:15 p.m.: Voila! Just as I finished writing how much I liked Derrick Doggett in college, I learned Doggett has signed with the Steelers.
Doggett was a backup linebacker for the Canadian Football League's Winnipeg Blue Bombers, but had 27 special teams tackles in 15 games. As noted below, I liked this undersized OLB when he played at Oregon State and always wondered if he could play safety. Maybe the Steelers are wondering about it as well.
1:50 p.m.: According to Scout.com news hound Adam Caplan, the Steelers worked out the following players this week at their South Side facility:
* Derrick Doggett, LB, Oregon State
* Renardo Foster, T, Louisville
* Jake Helms, T, Lenoir-Rhyne
* Kenny Lewis, DB, Bowling Green
* Titus Ryan, WR, Concordia, Ala.
* Geoff Tisdale, DB, Pittsburg, Kan.
The only familiar names are Foster, the older brother of Steelers offensive lineman Ramon Foster, and Doggett, who was a terrific albeit undersized linebacker in college. He's been playing in the CFL and could help the Steelers' depth at safety and on special teams