The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to make noise in free agency, signing DL Tyson Alualu to a two year deal per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Steelers sign former Jaguars defensive lineman Tyson Alualu, per source. Former top-10 pick gets two-year deal with contender.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 21, 2017
The 10th overall pick of the 2010 draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars, he never found that type of success in the NFL but was a consistent starter, starting 88 games for the Jaguars. Last season, he recorded 36 tackles and 2.5 sacks across ten starts.
He’ll serve as a three tech pass rusher for the Steelers, something they were lacking behind Cam Heyward and Stephon Tuitt. This should end any chance Ricardo Mathews had of re-signing with the team. Alualu will slide in with L.T. Walton, who is stout against the run but not much of a pass rusher, to give the Steelers great depth along the defensive line along with an awesome starting three-man front.
Look for a full report on Alualu in the morning.