How much faith do the Pittsburgh Steelers have in their inside linebackers? 2017 preseason schedule released, and more
This edition of the Pittsburgh Steelers news roundup is led by a story from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that considers the team’s inside linebacker situation.
Williams was thrust into 11 starts as a rookie because of an injury to Foote and has been their top backup since. Indicative of his ability may have come in one of his four starts last season when he led the team with 15 tackles, including 13 solo, along with a sack in a 43-14 victory over Kansas City at Heinz Field.
They do have some depth behind them. They re-signed Steven Johnson, a sixth-year vet, to his second consecutive one-year free agent contract. Tyler Matakevich, a seventh-round draft pick last year, played every game as a rookie, mostly on special teams. L.J. Fort, who entered the NFL in 2012, played in 14 games last season, also mostly on special teams.
Read that story and more in today’s Steelers roundup: