The Pittsburgh Steelers added veteran tackle Guy Whimper to the roster back in early May with the hopes that he could become the swing tackle behind starters Mike Adams and Marcus Gilbert. Over the course of the last week, Whimper has also been worked at guard and head coach Mike Tomlin is apparently pleased with his overall effort and versatility.
“I’ve liked some of the things that Guy Whimper has done,” Tomlin told steelers.com. “We acquired him during the offseason with an eye toward him being a potential swing tackle. In the last few days, he has shown an aptitude for guard play, and that helps his case and ours.”
Whimper played 16 snaps at right tackle in the preseason opener against the New York Giants and figures to see playing time at left guard Monday night against the Washington Redskins as part of the second-team offensive line. Should he have a good showing, he will probably cement his status as the eighth offensive lineman on the 53 man roster.
Whimper was cut loose by the Jacksonville Jaguars early in the offseason after allowing 21 sacks with them over the course of the last three season.