Insider Scouting Report: Clark Haggans

The Arizona Cardinals signed Clark Haggans to bolster depth and strengthen the pass rush off the edge. But at 31 years old, does Haggans have enough left in the tank to get the job done? To find out, we check in with Steelers expert Jim Wexell for an Insider scouting report.

Jim Wexell is the publisher of and followed Clark Haggans throughout his eight-year stint in Pittsburgh. Wexell was on the scene in 2000 when Haggans was a rookie struggling to get on the field, and he was there in 2005 when Haggans set a career-high with nine sacks in only 13 games.

Here is what Wexell has to say about the latest Steeler import to join Ken Whisenhunt in the desert.

"Clark Haggans came into the league with 5.0 speed and seemed to maintain that throughout his career. He's an effort guy, a coachable guy and a good locker room guy. He's not a fiery leader type, but a complementary guy both on the field and off.

"If you have another pass-rusher on the other side, you can win with Clark . He's strictly a 3-4 strong-side linebacker. He'll get blown off the ball at times and at times he'll get to the quarterback.

"The Steelers would liked to have kept him as a backup, but the other problem is he probably won't help much on teams."

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