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Steelers try, unsuccessfully, to bring back Thaddeus Gibson

Thaddeus Gibson, Tony Pike

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Thaddeus Gibson (90) jumps while trying to block a pass by Carolina Panthers quarterback Tony Pike (12) in the second half of the NFL preseason football game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. Pittsburgh won 19-3. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)


The Steelers picked linebacker Thaddeus Gibson in the fourth round of the 2010 draft. During his rookie season, Gibson was cut by the Steelers.

He landed with the 49ers, appearing in two games. And he was recently waived by the Niners.

Of all teams, the Steelers put in a claim for him.

PFT has confirmed that the Steelers, Bears, and Redskins made claims for Gibson. (The transaction, as best we can tell, was first reported by Since the Redskins had the worst 2010 record of the three teams, the Redskins secured his contract.

Given that the Steelers played in the Super Bowl, they have waiver priority over only one team -- the Packers.