A change of coronary heart has led to Tyson Alualu staying put in Pittsburgh. After initially agreeing to phrases with the Jaguars, the veteran defensive lineman has as a substitute determined to signal a two-year take care of the Steelers, based on NFL Community’s Tom Pelissero.
After coming to phrases with the Jaguars, Alualu examined constructive for COVID-19 which compelled him to delay his journey to Jacksonville. Throughout that point, Alualu re-thought his resolution and as a substitute selected to re-sign with the Steelers, his crew for the previous 4 seasons, based on Pelissero.
The return of Alualu is an enormous enhance for a Pittsburgh crew that has benefited from his presence. Final season, Alualu began in 10 video games whereas serving to complement fellow Steelers defensive linemen Cameron Heyward and Stephon Tuitt. Throughout his first 4 seasons in Pittsburgh, Alualu tallied 140 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, two compelled fumbles and eight passes defensed. Alualu’s presence helped Pittsburgh’s protection end third in scoring and passing, seventh in dashing, fifth in third down effectivity and sixth in crimson zone effectivity final season.
The tenth total choose within the 2010 draft, Alualu spent his first seven seasons with the Jaguars. A starter for six of these seven seasons, Alualu signed with the Steelers throughout the 2017 offseason. Throughout his time with the Steelers, Pittsburgh has gained two division titles whereas posting a 41-22-1 regular-season document.
Whereas Alualu’s return is a big enhance for Pittsburgh’s defensive position, the Steelers will in all probability nonetheless look into defensive linemen throughout Day 3 of the 2021 draft. Cornerback, offensive line, operating again, tight finish, and each linebacker positions are among the many different positions the Steelers will look so as to add to throughout the draft.