BREAKING: Pittsburgh Steelers Release Linebacker

The Pittsburgh Steelers have decided to part ways with linebacker Myles Jack, according to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Jack had signed a two-year, $16 million contract with the Steelers in the previous offseason but is now back on the market after just one season with the team.

During his tenure in Pittsburgh, Jack recorded 100+ tackles for the third consecutive season.

However, his overall performance did not meet expectations as he struggled against the run and was often beaten in pass coverage. Opposing pass-catchers managed a 41-363-3 line against him.

Additionally, with only 1.5 sacks over the past four seasons, Jack's troubles in pass coverage have become exposed.

Although Jack has a recognizable name, his performance in Pittsburgh fell short of expectations. Releasing him allows the Steelers to save $8 million in salary cap space this season while leaving $3.25 million in dead money on their books.

Despite his departure from the Steelers, it is probable that Jack will find an opportunity with another team.

At 27 years old and entering his eighth NFL season, Jack has compiled 617 total tackles, 6.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, three interceptions, and 18 passes defended over 104 games played.

Before joining the Steelers, Jack spent the first six seasons of his career with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
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