The Pittsburgh Steelers have historically favored their defense, and HC Mike Tomlin will carry on with that legacy for as long as he’s in town.
With that in mind, they could be looking to add even more depth to their already solid defense.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the team will host veteran LB Kwon Alexander on Monday night.
Jets’ free-agent and former Pro Bowl LB Kwon Alexander is visiting the Steelers tonight.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 15, 2023
Alexander is coming off a solid season with the New York Jets, making 17 appearances (12 starts) with 69 total tackles, six tackles for a loss, and two QB hits.
He also played 49% of the defensive snaps for Robert Saleh.
Alexander entered the league as a fourth-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers back in 2015, spending four years there before signing with the San Francisco 49ers.
He was later traded to the New Orleans Saints and spent two years there before taking his talents to New York.
The Steelers have been on the market for an inside linebacker for quite a while now, and even though they failed to add more depth to that position in the NFL Draft, that doesn’t mean they’re not doing their due diligence around the league with the few veterans that are still available.
Should the Steelers sign him, he’d join an inside linebacker room that already added Elandon Roberts, Tanner Muse, and Cole Holcomb, while Mark Robinson could see more snaps in his second year in the league.
Still, nothing is imminent and he might not even become a starter right away for this team, although he seems like a significant improvement at first glance.NEXT: The Steelers Are Releasing A Veteran CB