St. Louis BattleHawks – LB Terence Garvin
Terence Gavin came out of West Virginia in 2013 as an undrafted rookie and was signed by those no-good Pittsburgh Steelers. After spending a few years there, he went to the Washington Redskins, then to the Seattle Seahawks, before spending time on the Miami Dolphins’ practice squad, and finally the San Francisco 49’ers. Like so many others on these lists, Garvin spent time with the AAF, playing for the Orlando Apollos.
While with the Apollos, he had 24 tackles over the eight games the league played, while registering six pass deflections, three interceptions, one sack, and one forced fumble. His good play transitioned to the XFL where in his first game he had eight tackles, one sack, and two tackles for a loss. He was a constant nightmare for the opposition and became one of the more prominent playmakers on the team.
At 29 years old, however, he’s not a long-term solution. He’s a viable linebacker though and could be a decent back up for the team, and an occasional spot-starter for the Browns. By no means is he capable of being a game-changer but maybe he can help the run defense shore up some holes on the second team. A player with his nose to the ball like he has would also be super useful on special teams. If he can pursue the ball from any spot on the field like he can from behind burly linemen, then maybe Garvin could have a second life in the NFL.
Here’s hoping he continues this pace of play throughout the ten-game regular season.