According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, defensive tackle Tyson Alualu has had a “change of heart” and will re-join the Pittsburgh Steelers on a two-year deal. As a result, Tyson Alualu is no longer a Jaguar, as he originally agreed to the terms with the team. This time around, the Steelers’ nose tackle would be the former nose tackle.
According to the reports, Tyson Alualu has signed a two-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the details of which are yet to emerge. In general, the NFL Network was the first to report the news through Twitter.
Tyson Alualu’s Career Through The Years
In reality, the Jacksonville Jaguars selected Tyson Alualu first overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. Indeed, as the 10th overall pick in the first round, he had shone.
Tyson, according to reports, spent seven seasons with the Jaguars before joining the Steelers in 2017. He had re-signed his contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers for another two years after two seasons with the team.
As a result, he is a free agent this offseason. In 15 games with the Steelers last season, Alualu had 38 tackles and two sacks while playing 44 percent of defensive snaps.
He also signed a two-year contract with the Jaguars a little over a week ago. In addition, the deal was valued at $6 million. COVID 19, on the other hand, prevented him from joining the team.
In reality, after Tyson tested positive for the pandemic, the Steelers benched him for ten days. As a result, his visit to the Jaguars was put on hold for a while, during which he reconsidered signing with them.
The Reason For Tyson Alualu’s Decision Change
Tyson changed his mind when other defensive line members of the team begged him to remain, according to ESPN. He was apparently persuaded by his teammate’s desire for him to join the squad.
Besides, he didn’t have to sign a new deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Of course, he decided to join the team under the terms of his original deal. Not to mention that his deal was marginally less lucrative than the one offered by Jacksonville.
His deal, on the other hand, brought good news to his teammates, who couldn’t stop themselves from tweeting about his return. They, of course, took Twitter by storm with their fervor.
Overall, the Pittsburgh Steelers have benefited from Tyson’s presence since he returned to his team. With it, he’ll be able to assist teammates Cameron Heyward and Stephon Tuitt on the defensive line for the Steelers.
In addition, linebacker Bud Dupree, inside linebacker Vince Williams, defensive back Mike Hilton, and cornerback Steve Nelson will have to adjust to new positions.