Report: Steelers Worked Out Former LB Stevenson Sylvester This Week

According to the National Football Post, the Pittsburgh Steelers worked out former linebacker Stevenson Sylvester this week.

Sylvester was released by the team prior to the start of the regular season after he recovered from an ankle injury suffered in the preseason opener against the New York Giants.

Sylvester, who was drafted by the Steelers in the fifth-round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of Utah, played all of 75 snaps of defense during his three season in Pittsburgh as he was relegated to mostly playing on special teams.

The Steelers might be down two special teams players this week against the New York Jets as safety Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith and linebacker Kion Wilson are both currently trying to battle through injuries suffered in the loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

We should know prior to Wednesday’s practice whether or not Sylvester was signed.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Sly maybe also used as a knowledgeable back up to Williams or maybe even push Williams for the starting position

  • RedCarpetDefense

    Interesting…if (re)signed, assuming he passes a physical, Sly could be “hungry” to prove himself the player this team thought he would be when first drafting him. Although the potential with Vince Williams is there he isn’t exactly taking the position by force. Competition is needed at several positions LB is one of them. There needs to be fires lit under the players of this team and if the threat of being outplayed for a job does exactly that then so be it.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    It is hard to say but IMO Sly’s biggest problem is he cannot stay on the field. If he can stay healthy he may be a help to this team at least as a back up