Thursday, December 6, 2007
Two LBs added
To fill the hole left on the roster by placing Zach Thomas on IR, the team signed LB Mark Washington (above) off of the San Fransisco 49er's practice squad.
Washington (6'3", 250 lbs.) was eligible for the 2007 Supplemental Draft but went undrafted. He was later signed to the 49ers practice squad. He is 22 years old. He played in three preseason games this year, notching 5 tackles (2 solo).
He began his college career at Arizona State, but later transferred to Texas State. He is a hybrid-type defender, best suited to playing linebacker in a 3-4 defense. He has experience playing DT, DE, MLB, and OLB. As a linebacker, he possesses good size and quickness and he's shown the ability to rush the passer.
The team also added LB Marcello Church (above) to the practice squad. Church (6'1", 230 lbs.) was an undrafted college free agent this year out of FSU. The Steelers signed him, but later released him.