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Steelers Host Free Agent Tackle for Workout



Steelers Free Agency OT Joshua Miles

PHOENIX — The Pittsburgh Steelers hosted a free agent offensive tackle in for a free agent workout on Monday, according to the NFL transaction wire.

Free agent tackle Joshua Miles was in Pittsburgh for the visit. A 6-foot-5, 325-pound tackle, Miles spent the last four seasons with the Arizona Cardinals after being selected in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft out of Morgan State.

Miles missed the entire 2022 season with an undisclosed injury. He was put on the Cardinals’ injured reserve list before the start of the season. He also missed seven games in 2021 with an ankle injury.

Even when healthy, Miles was not a big contributor for the Cardinals. He played just 23 snaps of offense over his four seasons in Phoenix. He as a more-regular contributor on special teams. Miles does posses a compelling athletic background, combing his 6-foot-5 frame with 35 1/2-inch arms and a 36-inch vertical jump.

The Steelers recently signed Le’Raven Clark to be their No. 3 offensive tackle, behind starters Dan Moore Jr. and Chukwuma Okorafor. If signed, Miles would likely slot in as the team’s No. 4 tackle, replacing Jesse Davis from the 2022 roster.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said on Sunday that he is “comfortable” with his starting situation at tackle, but has stressed upgrading the depth of the offensive line this offseason after last year’s starters each played all 17 games.

“We were fortunate,” Tomlin said. “But you know, we should anticipate not being as fortunate. That’s why just the acquisition of starter-capable dudes that create competition and quality depth is appropriate and probably necessary. It’s reasonable to expect that shouldn’t happen again.”

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