Pitt's Romeus plans to attend NFL Scouting Combine
Former Pitt defensive end Greg Romeus is recovering from knee surgery and plans to attend the NFL Scouting Combine from Feb. 23 to March 1 in Indianapolis. He won't work out but will be interviewed by team officials and examined by doctors, said Drew Smith, his agent.
Romeus tore the ACL in his right knee Nov. 11 against Connecticut after recovering from back surgery. Smith said Romeus' back has been cleared by four doctors, and he hopes to work out for pro scouts in early April.
Romeus is one of six former Pitt players invited to the combine, joining running back Dion Lewis, receiver Jonathan Baldwin of Aliquippa, fullback Henry Hynoski, tackle Jason Pinkston (Baldwin) and defensive end Jabaal Sheard. West Virginia also will have six: running back Noel Devine, cornerback Brandon Hogan, nose tackle Chris Neild, receiver Jock Sanders, safety Robert Sands and linebacker J.T. Thomas.
Penn State running back Evan Royster and guard Stefen Wisniewski (Central Catholic), Slippery Rock center Brandon Fusco (Seneca Valley) and California (Pa.) quarterback Josh Portis also are slated to attend.
Rutgers adds another ex-Pitt coach
Rutgers hired former Pitt assistant Brian Angelichio as tight ends coach.
Coach Greg Schiano announced the hiring Thursday, the third time he has hired a former Pitt coach since Dave Wannstedt resigned in December. The Scarlet Knights also added Frank Cignetti as offensive coordinator and Jeff Hafley for a position to be announced.
Angelichio spent five seasons at Pitt, developing Nate Byham (San Francisco 49ers) and Dorin Dickerson (Houston Texans). He was the Panthers' offensive coordinator in last month's BBVA Compass Bowl.