The Steelers may not be satisfied with the in-house options for replacing defensive end Aaron Smith, lost for the season with a shoulder injury.
The team took a look at familiar face Orpheus Roye during a Friday workout according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Roye was a sixth-round pick of the Steelers in 1996 and played with the team until 1999. He then went to Cleveland for eight seasons before returning to the Steelers for six games during the 2008 season. The veteran has 180 career games under his belt and recently worked out for the Falcons as well.
Right now, the Steelers are expected to fill Smith’s spot with the veteran Travis Kirschke and rookie Ziggy Hood. If that doesn’t work out for them, Roye’s experience with Dick LeBeau’s system would seem to make him a good alternative option.