Whereas it is unclear what adjustments await the Pittsburgh Steelers following their 13-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, it is probably the crew will add a well-known face to the within linebacker room. Unretired LB Myles Jack is expected to visit the team sometime this week with the probability of him signing, in keeping with this report despatched by Josina Anderson late Sunday evening.
Over the weekend, a report indicated the Steelers have been fascinated about Jack, who was taken off the Philadelphia Eagles’ reserve/retired record on Thursday. The Eagles information was notable for 2 causes. One, for releasing Jack and two, the crew additionally launched OT Bernard Williams, who hadn’t performed for the crew because the Nineteen Nineties.
Jack, nonetheless simply 28, signed a two-year contract with the crew final season. He appeared in 15 video games for the Steelers, beginning 13, and recorded 104 tackles with three cross deflections. Accidents hampered the second half of his season and he struggled to maneuver in house, inflicting him to significantly lose taking part in time in the direction of the tip of the season. He was launched within the offseason and remained with the Philadelphia Eagles in coaching camp earlier than retiring. Whereas a free agent this offseason, Jack mentioned he thought of changing into an electrician or plumber. After he retired in the summertime, he and his mom majority shareholders of the ECHL Allen Americans.
Since week 9, the Steelers have misplaced two of their finest inside linebackers. Cole Holcomb suffered a season-ending knee harm towards the Tennessee Titans, whereas Kwon Alexander tore his Achilles tendon in Week 10. Former Atlanta Falcons LB Mykal Walker began and performed heavy snaps in Sunday’s loss to the Browns, recording two tackles. Elandon Roberts led the way in which with 15 tackles, probably the most by a Steeler since 2016. Mark Robinson had a smaller function, recording only one sort out.
Presumably, Jack would signal with the Steelers observe squad whereas he will get conditioned and in control. The crew might then increase him as much as thrice with out taking over a spot on the 53-man roster.
Jack was a 2016 second-round choose of the Jacksonville Jaguars and performed in 103 profession video games, beginning 95 of them. He has 617 tackles (22 for loss), with 6.5 sacks and three interceptions.