NFL Rumors: Steelers host former Professional Bowler in hopes of filling roster gap
The Pittsburgh Steelers are contemplating signing a veteran linebacker, including one more gritty hitter to their protection.
Linebackers becoming a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers simply make sense. Doesn’t matter what number of of them, how outdated or younger they’re, simply as long as they’re a linebacker.
This offseason, the Steelers made the aware alternative to scrub home on the inside linebacker place, letting the likes of Robert Spillane and Devin Bush stroll and slicing Myles Jack.
The workforce is seeking to fill out the final remaining spots of their 90-man offseason roster earlier than coaching camp begins, and one free agent linebacker has caught Pittsburgh’s eye: former Jets’ participant Kwon Alexander.
Based on Adam Schefter, the Steelers will host Alexander for a go to on Monday evening.
Jets’ free-agent and former Professional Bowl LB Kwon Alexander is visiting the Steelers tonight.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 15, 2023
Alexander may play a rotational function with Elandon Roberts and Cole Holcomb within the inside protection and will surely pose as an improve on the depth chart.
Steelers reportedly all for free agent LB Kwon Alexander
The 2015 fourth-rounder cut up time on 4 completely different groups in his NFL profession, most not too long ago enjoying with the New Orleans Saints and New York Jets.
In 2022 with the Jets, Alexander posted 69 tackles together with one pressured fumble and one move defensed; he appeared in all 17 video games and established himself as an environment friendly hitter with somewhat extra consistency than Jets growing old vet C.J. Mosley.
But Alexander clearly didn’t make sufficient of an impression for the Jets to re-sign him, and he entered free company this previous offseason as probably the greatest obtainable linebackers in the marketplace.
The Steelers may gain advantage from the savvy management and know-how of Alexander, although the match needs to be mutual. There’s no telling how Alexander will gel in Teryl Austin’s defensive scheme, and he may nonetheless be enjoying the sphere at this stage of the offseason.
Keep tuned for extra updates on Alexander’s scenario in Pittsburgh.