The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to sign a linebacker
The Pittsburgh Steelers are doing major work in free agency to overhaul their defense, and they agreed to terms with a linebacker this week. The Steelers agreed to terms with Minnesota Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson and re-signed defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi. Now they’ll enjoy the services of a former All-ACC linebacker who’s enjoyed success with the Washington Commanders.
According to Tom Pelissero with the NFL Network, the Steelers are set to sign linebacker Cole Holcomb. The deal is pending for a physical on Holcomb.
The #Steelers agreed to terms with former #Commanders LB Cole Holcomb earlier this week on a three-year deal pending physical, per source.
Holcomb, 26, has started 48 games for Washington. A big addition to Pittsburgh’s defense. pic.twitter.com/iiquOESnsp
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 15, 2023
Holcomb was a 2019 fifth-round selection by the Commanders. He’s started in 48 games. Holcomb generated 45 solo tackles and 20 stops last season. Pro Football Focus gave Holcomb a 66.6 overall grade for his play in 2022. He earned better marks in run defense than pass defense. Holcomb was the beneficiary of playing behind the Commanders’ elite defensive line. The Steelers should have a solid defensive line next fall.
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