Pat Kirwan Thinks Steelers Should Sign Trueblood And Peterman

It’s not a secret that the Pittsburgh Steelers could definitely use some depth on their offensive line. Pat Kirwan, the NFL Insider for CBS Sports and host of “Movin’ the Chains” on SiriusXM NFL Radio knows this and suggested Tuesday on Twitter that the Steelers should consider signing Jeremy Trueblood and Stephen Peterman, both of whom were released recently.

Peterman, who Kirwan talked about several times on his Tuesday radio show, played seven seasons for the Detroit Lions at right guard prior to him being released by them back in February. He has started 68 games over the course of his career and was even attempting to work some at center with the New York Jets prior to them cutting him.

While he is still considered a pretty good run blocker, Peterman allowed more combined sacks, hits and hurries (45) than any NFL guard last season, according to Pro Football Focus.

Trueblood, who was released by the Washington Redskins, was a second-round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2006. The right tackle has made 84 starts during his seven seasons with the Buccaneers and is also a product of Boston College, which just so happens to be the school where Steelers offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. played his college football and where he coached for two seasons.

While the Steelers could very well have some interest in both Peterman and Trueblood, I am sure that other teams will be looking at them as well. If it comes down to money, you can go ahead and cross the Steelers as being a potential landing spot off the list as they just will not be willing to pay more than the veteran minimum for a lineman who is unlikely to dress for games unless an injury occurs.

  • Matthew Marczi

    Trueblood interests me more than Peterman, since I actually feel fine about the interior depth. Trueblood is no stud either, however. In his last year as a starter in 2011, he gave up 59 pressures in 15 games, including 4 sacks and 5 hits. That’s about 4 pressures a game.

  • Mike.H

    More camp bodies to compete with Whimper and co on a weak OL unit can’t hurt. I like the idea, sign ’em, Dano.

    #2…Trueblood’s on HBO… Peterman’s on Seinfeld NBC… my observation.

  • Chris92021

    Trueblood, definitely. Peterman, definitely not.

    I would love to see the backups be Beachum, Trueblood, Long, and maybe Malecki.

  • Busforever

    Trueblood would be more than a camp body. My feeling is he would quickly beat Whimper for a spot as 2nd string OT.

  • Henry

    Didn’t Guy Whimper shut out Woodley 2 years ago when we played the Jags?

    Lamarr Woodley, put up or shut up time!