Trio of college QBs in unfamiliar roles with Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) Three former college quarterbacks are hoping to thrive in new roles with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Devin Gardner and Tyler Murphy are both transitioning to wide receiver during Organized Team Activities while former ACC Player of the Year Tajh Boyd is hoping to revive his career as a backup.

Gardner and Murphy have been splitting time at wide receiver and quarterback OTAs. Gardner made a brief cameo at wide receiver during his career at Michigan while Murphy was a dual threat runner and passer while playing for Florida and Boston College.

Both players say they're trying to do whatever they can to keep their careers alive. Boyd spent the 2014 season playing in a minor league but is hoping to unseat Landry Jones as the third-string quarterback behind Ben Roethlisberger and Bruce Gradkowski.

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