Free Agent Linebacker Matt Roth Also Visiting Steelers On Wednesday
Not only are linebacker Brandon Johnson and kicker Dave Rayner making free agent visits to the Pittsburgh Steelers today, but former Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Matt Roth is also in Pittsburgh today for a visit per Adam Schefter on Twitter. Roth was originally drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft after playing his college football at Iowa.
Roth measures in at 6 foot, 4 inches and played defensive end and outside linebacker mostly in a reserve role for the Dolphins initially before being waived by Miami in November of 2009. The Cleveland Browns claimed Roth off of waivers from the Dolphins and he started 22 straight games for them at left outside linebacker. He signed with the Jaguars prior to the start of the 2011 season as an unrestricted free agent and started 9 games for them at left defensive end. Roth missed 5 straight games for the Jaguars at the end of the last season because of a concussion and he was ultimately placed on injured reserve the final week of the regular season as a result.
Over the course of his career Roth has started 54 games and registered 295 tackles, 216 of which were solo. He also has registered 23.5 sacks and forced 6 fumbles thus far in the NFL.