Pittsburgh Steelers Add to Outside Linebacker Depth

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Editorial Note: I jumped the gun on this and see now that Myles Jack is an inside linebacker despite him being listed as OLB on Pro-Football-Reference. My bad.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to sign outside linebacker Myles Jack to a two-year, $16 million deal.  Jack was drafted 36th overall in the 2016 draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars.  He has been a 6-year starter for the Jaguars and was one of the premiere linebackers available this offseason.

Jack is just 26 years-old and extremely talented.  He did have a down season this past year, but who didn't under head coach Urban Meyer, with Meyer not even lasting a full season with the Jaguars.  Jack is also a former nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award.

The Steelers are filling a need by adding depth at the linebacker position.  Whether it was TJ Watt out with an injury, or Devin Bush playing poorly, it was made apparent the Steelers had little depth at the position.  This is just another splash signing for the Steelers after signing James Daniels and Mitch Trubisky earlier this week.