Brandon Lindsey is participating in the Steelers' rookie mini-camp this weekend (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
It wasn't supposed to happen this way. Lindsey was expected to be taken in last month's NFL Draft, but that didn't happen. Still, the next best thing for him may be that he was taken by the hometown Pittsburgh Steelers.
Lindsey will take part in a mini-camp for rookies starting today, joining 20 other drafted and undrafted players.
But back to the draft - Lindsey, as predicted, feels a bit slighted.
WPXI had a recent interview with him:
"My pride was hurt a little bit, not getting your name called. I definitely have a big chip on my shoulder," Lindsey told Channel 11's Rich Walsh in an exclusive interview at his home in Baden.
Going to the Steelers is not only a pretty cool thing for Lindsey, but it might turn out to be a good fit.
He's projected to play outside linebacker in the pros and while he won't be jumping ahead of James Harrison or Lamarr Woodley anytime soon, he is on a team where he could see some time as a backup down the road. The Steelers didn't draft an outside linebacker this year and while the starters are firmly entrenched for now, there could be a backup role for him. And with James Harrison getting older, that might open the door eventually for Lindsey to get some time as well.
There's no guarantee that he'll stick with the team, but he'll get his shot.
Will Brandon Lindsey make the team?
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