Bills Sign Former Steelers LB Stevenson Sylvester

A former Pittsburgh Steelers draft pick found work Wednesday with another team full of other former Steelers players.

Linebacker Stevenson Sylvester, who was originally drafted by the Steelers in the fifth-round of the 2010 NFL Draft, signed with the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday and will compete for a job as a backup.

The Bills need more depth at the linebacker position after losing starter Kiko Alonso for the season to a knee injury just a few weeks ago.

Sylvester played in a total of 50 games over the course of the last four seasons for the Steelers mainly on special teams.

Sylvester will already know several players on the Bills as he played with several of them during his time in Pittsburgh. That list of players includes, Doug Legursky, Corbin Bryant, Dennis Dixon, Ikponmwosa Igbinosun, Brian Moorman, Frank Summers and Kraig Urbik.

  • Steve

    Looks like we swapped LB with the Bills with Moates and Sylverter. Didn’t realize the Bills had that many Ex Steelers on their roster.

  • srdan

    Smart on their part lol

  • Kurt Williams

    He’s the Hollow Man, you never saw him even when he actually played. Good luck with Buffalo.

  • Jeff Anoble

    I guarantee come training camp he will be back on the Latrobe turf practicing at some point. Latrobe hasn’t seen the last of Stevenson Sly.

  • MC

    Good for him.

  • Iron Cadet

    Yeah maybe because the steelers will have some practices with the bills during camp?

  • Jacob Dixon


  • William Bigelow

    So, we essentially swapped Moats for Sylvester. I’ll take it ….

  • William Bigelow

    Didn’t see ur comment before I posted mine, but I obviously agree

  • steeltown

    Man.. ARI and BUF sure like Steeler castoffs

  • steeltown

    I remember Sly forcing a few fumbles on special teams coverage over the yrs, but other then that, a non-factor. You can tell how much the coaches thought of him, signing Brandon Johnson, then drafting Spence and V.Williams and bringing in guys like M.McFadden, Wilson and Garvin, all of whom were on roster at some point or are currently.

  • James Kling

    They’ll forget all about Kiko with Sly on the roster! 😛

  • steeltown

    Funny thing is Moats is wearing Sly’s old number (#55)

  • Jeff Anoble

    You got my meaning. And I will be glad to see him, in another uniform.