Who is Vic So’oto and should we should start paying more attention to him?
According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, So’oto, who was signed to a futures contract by the Pittsburgh Steelers back in January, appears to be putting the heat on fellow outside linebacker Chris Carter through five OTA practices.
So’oto was originally signed by the Green Bay Packers back in 2011 as an undrafted free agent out of BYU. He made the Packers 53 man roster out of training camp and wound up dressing for seven games as a rookie. He only played 88 snaps on defense that season, however, and registered one sack.
Since then, So’oto has bounced around the league and he ended the 2013 season on the New Orleans Saints practice squad.
The big news here is not so much the prospects of So’oto, but instead, the fact that he’s able to reportedly push Carter. Yikes, if true.
On Wednesday, it was reported that new Steelers linebacker Arthur Moats was still getting the first-team reps at left outside linebacker instead of Carter with starter Jason Worilds still nursing a calf injury.
Carter’s biggest asset to the team right now is the fact that he’s a decent special teams player. That’s certainly not what you want to hear just five practices into the OTA sessions.
So’oto, just so you know, is already 26-years-old, while Carter turned 25 back in April.