News: The Bears promoted three players from the practice squad to their 53-man roster on Monday. RB Armando Allen, DE Thaddeus Gibson, and WR Max Komar were all promoted to take the roster spots of WR Sam Hurd, Johnny Knox and Chris Conte.
Analysis: Gibson was promoted to provide depth on the defensive line, but likely won't see enough of the field to make a Fantasy impact. Leave him on the waiver wire in all formats.
News: The Redskins claimed LB Thaddeus Gibson off waivers from the 49ers on Friday.
Analysis: The 3-4 linebacker will try to land a spot on the Redskins' depth chart. Fantasy owners shouldn't touch him.
News:The Washington Post reports Wednesday that the Redskins claimed LB Thaddeus Gibson off of waivers. Three teams put in a claim for him, but Washington had priority. Gibson, who was cut by the 49ers, recorded two tackles last season as a rookie.
Analysis: Gibson was with the 'Niners and Steelers last season, but he was unable to make an impact. He is not expected to become a Fantasy option of any kind going forward, so ignore him on Draft Day.
News: The 49ers claimed LB Thaddeus Gibson off waivers from the Steelers on Monday. Gibson was a fourth-round pick out of Ohio State this past year who never suited up for the Steelers. The 49ers will have to waive someone to clear roster space.
Analysis: Gibson has yet to play in the NFL but could receive a chance out west. Still, leave him on waivers until he does something on the field.
News: Steelers LB Thaddeus Gibson is a decent pass rusher, but the coaching staff feels he's at least another year away from playing regularly. He missed all the OTAs and is way behind in the playbook, according to coaches.
Analysis: Gibson is being asked to play linebacker after being a defensive end in college. He has some learning to do early on and is not expected to be an impact player in Fantasy. Leave him off even long-term keeper league rosters at this stage.
News: Former Ohio State teammates Thaddeus Gibson and Doug Worthington have become the first two Steelers draft picks to reach contract terms. Gibson, an outside linebacker and a fourth-round pick, and Worthington, a defensive end who was a seventh-round pick, each signed three-year contracts. The Steelers are converting Gibson from defensive end to linebacker. He could not take part in the Steelers' voluntary workouts that began in April because his Ohio State class had yet to graduate, although he attended a three-day minicamp.
Analysis: Gibson has a chance to play for the Steelers right away, but he still has minimal Fantasy value, especially since he's making a position switch. Don't plan on drafting him in the majority of leagues this season.
News: The Steelers drafted five players to help pad their defensive depth: Va. Tech LB Jason Worilds (second round), Ohio State LB Thaddeus Gibson (fourth round), Clemson CB Crezdon Butler (fifth round), Utah LB Stevenson Sylvester (fifth round) and Ohio State DT Doug Worthington (seventh round).
Analysis: None of these defenders appear to be impact players this season, but outside pass rushers can develop into tremendous talents in Pittsburgh as evidenced by James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley, among others. For that reason alone Worilds, Gibson and Sylvester are worth late-round picks in rookie-only drafts. Otherwise keep these Steelers rookies off of Fantasy rosters.