Another former Steelers player is headed to Pittsburgh West as defensive end Nick Eason has agreed to a two-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals according to John Clayton. Eason will be re-united with Ray Horton, the Steelers former defensive backs coach, who is now the Cardinals defensive coordinator.
Eason signed with the Steelers as an unrestricted free agent back in April of 2007 and played sparingly on defense during his 4 years in Pittsburgh. He started 11 regular season games during that span and was credited with 3 sacks and 63 combined tackles.
Eason was an unrestricted free agent after last season and was not destined not to be re-signed by the Steelers after they drafted defensive end Cameron Heyward in the first round back in April. Eason is the second Steelers unrestricted free agent to find a new home this offseason as tight end Matt Spaeth agreed to terms with the Bears earlier in the day. Punter Daniel Sepulveda is likely the next former Steeler player to sign elsewhere as he is scheduled to visit the Texans on Saturday.