Steelers exit Tyrann Mathieu sweepstakes with newest transfer
The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of the Tyrann Mathieu sweepstakes after their newest free agent signing — Terrell Edmunds.
Edmunds is a former first-round decide in Pittsburgh, and has began 60 video games for the black and gold. He’ll now enter his fourth season beginning alongside Minkah Fitzpatrick, barring any unexpected exercise within the NFL Draft or free company.
The Steelers have been regarded as gamers within the Tyrann Mathieu sweepstakes, however finally took the cheaper and extra acquainted possibility in Edmunds. The 2 sides agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal, which is lower than Mathieu is anticipated to obtain, each time he indicators.
Pittsburgh drafted Edmunds twenty eighth total within the 2018 NFL Draft. He has 5 profession interceptions, 21 move deflections, 12 tackles for loss, and 340 tackles with the franchise.
Are Steelers out on Tyrann Mathieu?
Pittsburgh has doubtless been out for fairly a while.
Whereas the Steelers flirted with that chance, Edmunds is aware of their defensive system and presents extra safety for a protection going by way of sufficient change as is with new defensive coordinator Teryl Austin.
As a result of it’s solely a one-year contract, Edmunds doesn’t totally remove the opportunity of the Steelers drafting a security to develop long-term. It does imply they gained’t preserve curiosity in Mathieu, who’s older the Edmunds at this fee.
Mathieu nonetheless has a number of potential suitors, with the Saints and Eagles chief amongst them. His former crew, Kansas Metropolis, seems to have moved ahead already.