A former University of Pittsburgh player will workout for the Steelers on Monday as Dorin Dickerson announced the workout tonight on Twitter. Dickerson was drafted by the Houston Texans in the 7th round of the 2010 NFL draft after playing tight end his junior and senior year for the Panthers.
Dickerson was active for only 7 games with the Texans last season and did not accumulate any receiving stats after the Texans attempted to convert him to wide receiver. He played in all 4 preseason games this year, but was released in the final cuts after reportedly not taking to the position switch well. He had just 2 catches for 28 yards during the 2011 preseason.
It is unclear at this time if the Steelers are looking at him as a tight end or a wide receiver, but being as the Steelers are loaded at wide receiver position, they might have eyes on switching him back to tight end should they indeed end up signing him. Dickerson had 45 catches for 508 yards and 10 touchdowns during his senior year.
It is not uncommon for players to workout for teams during the season and many of those go unreported. The Steelers currently have just one tight end/h-back on the practice squad and that is Jamie McCoy, who was signed on Sunday.