The Pittsburgh Steelers are releasing linebacker Myles Jack, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The move will save $8 million prior to roster displacement.
Jack was signed last year to a two-year, $16-million deal. He started 13 games, recording 104 tackles. But he struggled to stay healthy and battled injuries, playing poorly down the stretch and losing playing time. Over the final three games, he barely saw the field one-third of the time, losing snaps to Robert Spillane and rookie Mark Robinson.
Jack didn’t excel in any one area, had trouble covering, and didn’t make many impact plays. As a group, the inside linebacker room failed to create much splash and the team is clearly turning the room over.
Pittsburgh has agreed to terms with two linebackers to replace him over the last two days in Cole Holcomb and Elandon Roberts. The inside linebacker room has received a big overhaul with the Holcomb and Roberts additions while the team lost Robert Spillane to Las Vegas. Devin Bush won’t return, and now Jack is gone.
The 2023 room will look far different compared to 2022. Only Robinson remains from last year’s group.