Steelers Sign Pitt LB Matt Galambos Following Rookie Minicamp

The Pittsburgh Steelers annual rookie minicamp is now over and the team is busy signing a few of the players who attended on a tryout basis to contracts.

On Sunday, it was announced that linebacker Matt Galambos, who played his college football at the University of Pittsburgh, has signed a contract with the Steelers.

Galambos registered 283 total tackles in 52 games played in at Pittsburgh. He also had 5.5 sacks, four pass breakups and two forced fumbles.

The inside linebacker reportedly measures in at 6-1, 240-pounds. He is the second player that we know of that signed with the Steelers this year who was originally invited to take part in the team’s rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.

  • WreckIess

    I saw Wex had called this happening earlier today. Said he was really showing out this weekend. Let’s hope he can provide some depth.

  • Jaybird

    Hey I almost forgot- happy Mother’s Day to all the Steeler Mom’s out there! 💐
    What’s with all the interest in Pitt players? Where the panthers that good?

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Well I had my eyes on two guys being signed with one being Odom who was signed and the othe being a LB however I picked the wrong one. Grats to the new Steelers at least for another few months.

  • SoCal Steeler

    This one surprised me but welcome to the Steelers, Matt!

  • 12 tackles against Clemson–including the game-shaping 4th & 1 with 58 seconds to go? It’s shame he isn’t faster and more athletic! I wonder why he doesn’t have his Clemson tape online? The dude hits with violence despite his moderate size.

  • Matt Manzo

    Seems like a hitter with some coverage skills! Involved in a lot of turnovers!

  • Steve Johnson

    I’ve often been critical of Colbert and the players he has drafted. But, he seems to always find a few UDFA that does pretty well.

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  • Joe Solomon

    My sons both played HS football with Matt – watched him play for years – and you could tell a long time ago that he is a real ‘football player’! He runs THROUGH people. Played a lot with his hands ON the football, both with interceptions and, in high school outside of Philly against tough competition, as a FB and TE. Go Matty G! Make this team!!!

  • steelmann58

    WELCOME Colbert does find some players hopefully they make it to trading camp

  • francesco

    Like what I see!

  • NinjaMountie

    He’s a bit slow but sometimes that doesn’t matter so much. He’s definitely the kind of kid yo can pull for but he’s got an up hill battle to make the team. He’s definitely a football player but I think he’ll have a hard time on the NFL level. Still, definitely worth the look.

  • Rotten Sircus

    Anybody wearing #47 has my RESPECT !!!

  • PompeyGoat

    Poor man’s Tyler Matakevich or is that harsh?

  • Conserv_58

    According to the Times on line, they also signed, Fordham TE, Phazahn Odams and Toledo WR, Corey Jones.

    Odams is 6’8″ and 250lbs. Talk about a red zone target.

  • Conserv_58

    According to a write-up in the timesonline site: He stands at 6’1, 240 pounds with good lateral quickness sideline to sideline based off his film. His signing makes at least three Pitt Panthers that will likely participate in Steelers OTAs, with James Conner and Orndoff being the other two. That number could increase on Monday when the Steelers will likely announce their 90-man roster for OTAs

  • Conserv_58

    They certainly could use more ILB depth.

  • Conserv_58

    Close proximity to the players played a big part.

  • treeher

    They certainly look like they share the same motor.

  • NinjaMountie

    I like his size. He didn’t show as well in the bp as I would have thought from looking at him and his size.
    He’s got some okay agility but not much pursuit speed with running 4.9. Still, I kinda like him from what little I saw.

  • NinjaMountie

    Interesting comparison. He beats Jarvis Jones in every other drill other than BP and 40 yd. Granted, neither of their 40 times were very good. That being said, I thought Jarvis looked good against the run and thought he might make a decent ILB. So, we’ll see about this kid, I do like him.

  • Terrible Towlie

    they beat Clemson