Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert told Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Gerry Dulac on Sunday that former San Diego Chargers defensive lineman Cam Thomas was signed to play defensive end.
Thomas, who will likely serve as the Steelers 2014 version of Al Woods, can also play some nose tackle as well, according to Colbert. In other words, he will play “all along the defensive line”.
This declaration by Colbert is not overly surprising as Thomas certainly wasn’t brought in to be a starting nose tackle. In his recent break down of Thomas, Alex Kozora highlighted how Thomas played some defensive end last season for the Chargers.
The Steelers still need depth and possibly a starting defensive end, however, after allowing both Woods and Ziggy Hood to walk this offseason. They have already had Buffalo Bills defensive end Alex Carrington in for a free agent visit and he is expected to make a decision soon as to where he will play in 2014.