Welcome Back to the 'Burgh, KEY-van?

According to ESPN's John Clayton (ESPN Insider subscription required), the Steelers are close to an agreement with former Pitt star Kevan Barlow. Here's what Clayton has to say about the situation:

"Both sides are considering a one-year deal that will enable Barlow, a former star running back at Pitt, to return to the facility he trained at while in college. The Steelers' headquarters is next to the Pitt practice field on the South Side of Pittsburgh.

Barlow had been a consideration for the Titans, Packers and a few other teams, but offers were slow coming. The Steelers have been looking for a big back to pair next to Willie Parker. If things work out, Barlow could be a Steeler as early as Tuesday."

Hey, its not Darrelle Revis, but it'll do, right? I always had mixed feelings on Barlow when he was a Pitt Panther, mainly due to the fact that he said his named was pronounced "Key-van", according to media guides at the time. But after going to the NFL, he dropped that and just went by the normal pronunciation. Strange.

I do think Barlow could be a good fit as another option in the backfield along with Fast Willie and Deuce Davenport, as long as he doesn't compare Mike Tomlin to Adolf Hitler.

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