Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Devin Bush has reportedly signed a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks.
According to The Seattle Times’ Bob Condotta, the deal has been agreed to after Bush visited the team Thursday.
An excerpt from Condotta’s report with the most relevant information.
“A few hours after Seahawks general manager John Schneider said that the inside linebacker position is ‘an area of concern for us,’ the team took a step toward addressing it, signing free agent Devin Bush, a source confirmed Thursday night.
Bush, who spent the last four years with the Pittsburgh Steelers, visited the Seahawks on Thursday and came to terms on a one-year contract. Financial terms were not immediately available.”
Pittsburgh traded up for Bush in the 2019 NFL Draft, moving up from #20 to #10 to acquire him. It was a move that failed, Bush struggling to make impact plays, defend the run, and a 2020 torn ACL hampered his career. By the end of 2022, Bush hardly had a defensive role and his time in Pittsburgh was over.
He ends his Steelers career with 286 tackles across 48 starts. He had 81 this past season. His most promising season came in his rookie year in 2019, the first rookie in team history to register 100-plus tackles. He also had two interceptions for four fumble recoveries, with a forced fumble, nine tackles for loss, and a sack.
He seems to be taking a one-year prove-it deal in Seattle, who could use the linebacker help. Pittsburgh has overhauled its inside linebacker room, signing Cole Holcomb and Elandon Roberts while releasing Myles Jack. Robert Spillane signed with Las Vegas.
Bush is the third free agent the team has lost, joining Spillane and CB Cam Sutton, who left to take a three-year deal with Detroit.
Update: The deal is worth $4 million.