An agreement with former Jets Pro Bowl LB Kwon Alexander

According to reports, the Steelers have reached an agreement with former Jets Pro Bowl LB Kwon Alexander.

The Steelers are going to add a former Pro Bowl player to their roster. Pittsburgh has agreed to a one-year deal with experienced linebacker Kwon Alexander. Alexander had a meeting with the Steelers in May.

The 28-year-old Alexander was selected in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He spent his first four seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and became a Pro Bowler in 2017 after recording a league-high 108 single-season tackles. In 2019, Alexander helped the San Francisco 49ers reach the Super Bowl in his only full season with the team. Before spending the entire 2022 season with the Jets, he was traded to the Saints in the middle of the 2021 season. In New York, Alexander registered 69 tackles in 12 starts across all 17 games played for the Jets.

Kwon Alexander

Although he has proven to be a solid player, injuries have hindered Alexander from reaching his full potential. Dealing with knee and chest injuries, he played in only 14 games in 2018-19. An Achilles injury cut his 2021 season short after 12 games.

Inside linebacker corps for the Steelers will have a new look in 2023. The team has parted ways with Robert Spillane, Devin Bush, and Miles Jack. They have replaced those players with free agents Cole Holcomb, Alex Anzalone, and Tanner Muse. Holcomb and Anzalone are currently the team’s starting inside linebackers, while Muse and Mark Robinson are working as backups.

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