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Steelers Interested in Myles Jack Return.

Steelers Interested in Myles Jack Return

The Pittsburgh Steelers are considering a reunion to help recover from their inside linebacker injuries.

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers are considering a reunion with inside linebacker Myles Jack. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, now that the veteran has cleared waivers following his release by the Philadelphia Eagles, the two sides are discussing a return.

Jack was released during free agency after the Steelers signed Cole Holcomb and Elandon Roberts. He eventually signed with the Eagles during training camp but announced his retirement only two weeks later. Now, entering Week 11 and with the Steelers dealing with injuries, he’s contemplating a return.

Jack, 28, started 13 games for Pittsburgh last season, collecting 104 tackles.

The Steelers are expected to sign Mykal Walker to their 53-man roster and give Tariq Carpenter another opportunity as a call-up from the practice squad for Week 11. Still, don’t rule out Jack signing and the Steelers looking to add him to the active roster once accommodated with the defense again.

 Myles Jack, PIT ‘Have Mutual Interest’ in Reunion After Unretiring

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - NOVEMBER 28: Myles Jack #51 of the Pittsburgh Steelers warms up prior to the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 28, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)

The Pittsburgh Steelers and free agent linebacker Myles Jack reportedly have “mutual interest” in a reunion, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport noted that Jack could potentially join the team’s practice squad after clearing waivers.

The 28-year-old recently un-retired after seven seasons in the NFL. His last year was spent as a member of the Steelers in 2022, starting in 13 games while recording 104 tackles and three passes defensed.

Jack has recorded 617 tackles and 6.5 sacks in 95 career regular season starts. He was a member of Pro Football Focus’ All-Pro Second Team in 2020.

The Steelers have dealt with several injuries to the team’s linebacking core throughout the past couple of weeks. Inside linebacker Cole Holcomb sustained a knee injury during the first quarter of Pittsburgh’s Week 9 victory over the Tennessee Titans, which required season-ending surgery.

The following week, linebacker Kwon Alexander suffered a torn Achilles that ended his 2023 campaign as well.

Head coach Mike Tomlin emphasized the importance of Elandon Roberts, the former Miami Dolphin who’s expected to get a much larger workload moving forward.

“We’re going to lean on Elandon Roberts, but that’s why we brought him here,” Tomlin said, according to Dale Lolley of “He’s a defensive quarterback in mentality and a really good communicator, a really good above-the-neck player.”

Second-year pro Mark Robinson is also expected to receive a prominent role, as the former seventh-round pick has spent most of his time on special teams in 2023.

Beyond Robinson, the Steelers don’t have many options. This explains their interest in Jack, who is likely still familiar with defensive coordinator Teryl Austin’s playbook

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