Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Steelers re-sign Stevenson Sylvester to one year deal

As reported by beat writer Ed Bouchette, the Steelers have re-signed inside linebacker Stevenson Sylvester to a one year deal. Sylvester was eligible to be a restricted free agent after the 2012 season but was non-tendered by Pittsburgh and became an unrestricted free agent.

It's probably no surprise that Sylvester didn't receive many offers in free agency. After missing significant time due to a knee injury suffered last August, Sylvester appeared in 10 games in 2012 and recorded one defensive tackle.

A fifth round choice out of Utah in the 2010 NFL Draft, Sylvester was a special teams standout in his first two seasons, and with the Steelers recently signing veteran Larry Foote to a three year deal, in addition to providing depth at inside linebacker, special teams is where Sylvester will be expected to contribute in 2013, provided he makes the team out of training camp.

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