April 28th, 2012 at 7:35 PM ^

I just did a search on twitter for Van Bergen to find his page, but instead saw all the other people talking about him. Apparently a lot of Steelers fans wanted him, and it sounds like there are quite a few fans of a variety of teams disappointed that he signed so fast. Good for him! Glad to see all his dedication and hard work paying off.

First UDFA signing, correct?


April 28th, 2012 at 11:33 PM ^

The thought of a 6'6 288lb defenseman scares the shit out of me as a forward. That is, of course, if he could move (I'm guessing no); still, if he could line you up it'd be over for you.

Anyway, congrats to RVB. He deserves all the good things soon to come to him.


April 28th, 2012 at 8:13 PM ^

was quick.. I guess being a rookie free agent has it's benifiets also. I am very happy for him, and they are not world beaters on defense so that is great for him to get a chance to play early in his career with the Panthers. I actually can't name one D- lineman they have since Peppers left.


April 28th, 2012 at 8:40 PM ^

Good deal and he's definitely going to a franchise back on the rise with a young phenom in Newton. He should get a good look on the d line.


April 29th, 2012 at 7:01 AM ^

I really think he would have been drafted in one of the late rounds had he not been injured.  I suspect injury had something to do with Molk getting drafted as late as he was too.  They were instrumental in team 132's success, and I will never forget how they toughed it out, despite their injuries, to help win the Sugar Bowl.


April 28th, 2012 at 11:19 PM ^

I'm more than excited for this signing!! I was pulling for them to take Martin and/or Hemmingway, but I'll happily take anyone from Team 132


April 29th, 2012 at 10:09 AM ^

Should have a nice career.  He definitely showed an ability to compete against some top talent, and hopefully he'll have a chance to showcase his skills in Carolina.