The Pittsburgh Steelers have apparently re-signed outside linebacker Arthur Moats as the James Madison product announced Monday on his Twitter account that he is staying in Pittsburgh.
Steeler Nation, I’m proud to announce that my family and I will be staying in Pittsburgh! #GoSteelers!
— Arthur Moats (@dabody52) March 9, 2015
Moats, who had signed a one-year contract for the minimum last offseason, recorded 23 total tackles and four sacks during his first year with the Steelers.
Moats’ new deal with the Steelers is reportedly worth $7.5 million over three years, according to Pro Football Talk.
Depending on what ultimately happens with free agent linebacker Jason Worilds over the course of the next week, Moats very well might end up starting at left outside linebacker next season opposite Jarvis Jones.
Now that Moats has been re-signed, hopefully cornerback Brice McCain and tight end Matt Spaeth will also be re-upped. The new league year starts Tuesday at 4 p.m. and at that time both players will become unrestricted free agents if not re-signed before then.