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Steelers Sign 2019 Draft Pick, ILB Devin Bush

The Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to terms with 1st round pick Devin Bush, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

It is a four year deal that includes a 5th year team option, standard of all first round selections under the most recent CBA. Getting the deal done with Bush was made even easier by the fact nearly all the players drafted around him had already agreed to a contract, setting the framework for the Steelers to complete a deal early in the offseason.

Schefter notes all four years of his deal will be guaranteed.

Pittsburgh traded with Denver to move up from 20 to 10 in order to select Bush. According to reports, had the Broncos not traded out, they would’ve selected the Michigan linebacker. It’s only the third time under Kevin Colbert the team traded up in the first round. His previous two selections were Troy Polamalu and Santonio Holmes.

Bush will battle Mark Barron for playing time at the Mack linebacker spot and long-term, be the three-down linebacker the team has been searching for since losing Ryan Shazier in November of 2017.

The only draft pick who remains unsigned in 3rd rounder Justin Layne.

UPDATE (2:22 PM): The signing has been announced by the team.

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