The Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker room has gotten weaker as of late. Cole Holcomb suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 9 against the Tennessee Titans. Kwon Alexander, his replacement, suffered a torn Achilles in Week 10 against the Green Bay Packers. Mykal Walker started in Week 11 against the Cleveland Browns at their respected position.
The Steelers signed a familiar face to their practice squad, Myles Jack.
The Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker was drafted in 2016.
The Jacksonville Jaguars traded up to draft Myles Jack in the 2nd round, 36th overall in the 2016 NFL Draft. He signed a 4-year, $6.33 million rookie contract with a $2.8 million signing bonus and $3.54 million guaranteed.
Jack competed against Dan Skuta to be the starting strongside linebacker in his rookie season. Skuta won the starting job to start the season. Skuta suffered a hip injury in Week 5, and Jack started his first career game in Week 6. Jack took over as the starter for the rest of the season, recording 24 tackles, one for loss, 0.5 sacks, and two pass deflections, appearing in every game and starting in ten.
Jack returned to the same position in his second season and started every game. He recorded 90 tackles, five for loss, two sacks, three pass deflections, and one fumble recovery for a touchdown. He also had 19 tackles, two for loss, one sack, one interception, three pass deflections, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery in three games during the playoffs.
Jack took over for Paul Posluszny as the middle linebacker in his third season. He started in every game, recording 107 tackles, one for loss, 2.5 sacks, one interception for a touchdown, one pass deflection, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery.
Jack signed a 4-year, $57 million contract extension with Jacksonville with $33 million guaranteed on August 31, 2019. Jack started in 11 games during his fourth season, recording 66 tackles, three for loss, 0.5 sacks, one interception, and four pass deflections. He suffered a season-ending knee injury and missed the last five games.
Jack returned to his old position after struggling in the middle the last two seasons. Jack appeared in 14 games in his fifth season, recording 118 tackles, six for loss, one sack, one interception, five pass deflections, one forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries.
Jack appeared in 15 games and started in 15 during his final season with Jacksonville. He had 108 tackles and three for loss. Jacksonville released him on March 15, 2022.
Jack found a new team in 2022.
The Pittsburgh Steelers signed Myles Jack to a 2-year, $16 million contract during the 2022 offseason. He appeared in 15 games and started in 13. He recorded 104 tackles, three for loss, and three pass deflections. Pittsburgh released him after the 2022 season.
Jack had a brief stint with Philadelphia.
Jack signed with the Philadelphia Eagles on August 6, 2023. He considered going to trade school to pursue a career as an electrician or a plumber before he signed with the team. He retired from professional football on August 20.
Jack recently came out of retirement.
Jack came out of retirement to be with the Steelers practice squad.
There is a possibility that Jack gets elevated from the practice squad to the active roster in the next few weeks. Mykal Walker will likely be the starter. If not, it might be Myles Jack.
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