A previous Pro Bowl participant has joined the Steelers’ roster. Kwon Alexander, a seasoned linebacker, and Pittsburgh have agreed to a one-year contract. In May, Alexander had a meeting with the Steelers.
At the 2015 NFL Draft, Alexander, 28, was selected in the fourth round. He played for Tampa Bay for his first four seasons and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2017 after compiling a league-high 108 solo tackles.
In 2019, during his lone full season in San Francisco, Alexander assisted the 49ers in winning the Super Bowl. He spent the whole 2022 season with the Jets before being moved to the Saints in the middle of the 2021 campaign. Alexander played in all 17 of New York’s games and recorded 69 tackles in 12 starts.
Alexander has established himself as a reliable performer, but injuries have limited his ability to advance. He only participated in 14 games in total throughout the 2018–19 season due to knee and chest problems. His 2021 season was abruptly over after 12 games due to an Achilles tear.
Inside linebacker depth for the Steelers will be improved in 2023. This offseason, the squad said goodbye to Robert Spillane, Devin Bush, and Myles Jack.
They brought in Cole Holcomb, Elandon Roberts, and Tanner Muse as free agents to take their position. The team’s inside linebackers are presently expected to be Holcomb and Roberts, with Muse and Mark Robinson serving as backups.
Alexander would become the second member of the 2022 Jets to sign with the Steelers this offseason if he does so. Nate Herbig, a former New York guard, was acquired by Pittsburgh in free agency. Then, in the fourth round of the April draft, the Steelers selected his brother, former Wisconsin outside linebacker Nick Herbig.