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Insider Only Source: Steelers making strong push to sign speedy Marshall linebacker Mario Harvey

The Pittsburgh Steelers are in the process of reaching agreements (can be official on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.) with 10-15 undrafted rookie free agents tonight.
Many of these players are just bodies to fill out the 90-man camp roster but there’s always a player or two who makes some noise, like Ramon Foster and Ike Redman.
That player this training camp could be speedy Marshall inside linebacker Mario Harvey, if the Steelers are able to reach an agreement.
According to a league source, the Steelers are making a strong push to sign Harvey, who the team worked out in April and is intriguing because of his 4.42 forty-time speed and a position the Steelers have uncertainity at long-term.
The 5-foot-11, 253-pounder who had 420 career tackles at Marshall, ran a 4.42 at his pro-day, while bench pressing 225 pounds 27 times,

a 32 inch vertical leap, a 9-5 broad jump, a 4.19 short shuttle and a 7.13 three-cone drill.
In 2010 as a senior, Harvey recorded 143 tackles (17 1/2 for loss), 8 1/2 sacks, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery..
As a junior, he posted strong numbers, including 117 tackles, 8 1/2 for losses, seven sacks and was named first-team all-conference.

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