Steelers workout former Ravens offensive lineman Monday
The Pittsburgh Steelers have a day off Monday, and that typically means it is a day when they bring in potential players who are still free agents and looking for a home. According to Aaron Wilson, and his source, the Steelers are hosting a former Baltimore Ravens lineman on Monday.
That player’s name is Brandon Kipper, this per Wilson:
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) August 7, 2023
While Kipper spent some time with the Ravens in 2022, it is worth taking a look back on what he did in college, as well as what position he could potentially play for the Steelers if they choose to extend a contract to him.
Brandon Kipper was a four-year starter at Oregon State, but he also spent six years in college. He redshirted as a freshman at Hawaii before transferring to Oregon State and sitting for one year. Then, in 2020, he played 514 snaps but still got an extra year of eligibility.
Kipper had 2,249 snaps at right tackle in college, where he primarily played. But, he also had 847 snaps at right guard, all of which came his senior season.
What might be the most interesting part of this workout is why he would be brought in. Currently the Steelers are healthy along the offensive front, without an injury to any of the interior linemen, or the offensive tackles. It could be the Steelers want to have some bodies to put on the field this Friday when they travel to Florida to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Starting guard Isaac Seumalo has been given plenty of time off, and it would be expected he would likely not play much, if at all, Friday night.
Be sure to stay tuned to SCN for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers as they prepare for their first preseason game on 2023.