PITTSBURGH – Terrell Edmunds enters a contract year with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the first time in his NFL career.
The former first-round pick in 2018 had turned down his option for the fifth year this off-season by the Steelers, making him a free agent after the 2021 season. But the news wasn’t a huge downer for security.
“Coach Tomlin, he called me personally,” Edmunds told the local media on Tuesday. “I just told myself that this year he wasn’t going to take my fifth year option. He told me that doesn’t mean the deal is over, just stay motivated and come here and do what I do can do. “
This conversation left a positive outlook for the future for Edmunds. He believes he has 17 games this season to prove he deserves a new contract.
“After this year, every game is like an interview,” said Edmunds. “So now you have to bet on yourself. You have to double up and do this hard work.”
In three years with the Steelers, Edmunds has made three interceptions and 251 tackles.
The Steelers got another safety option from Minkah Fitzpatrick for the fifth year this spring, but left the future unsettled for Edmunds.
If the deals between the two are not final, there is still hope that he will return to Pittsburgh.
“Of course I would like to return to Steeler Nation,” said Edmunds. “They are the people who gave me the opportunity to get into the NFL. All of my dreams came true. I definitely still hope that maybe we can achieve something next year. I think now I just have to get on with it bet. ” myself.”
Noah Strackbein is a publisher at AllSteelers. Follow Noah on Twitter @NoahStrack and AllSteelers @si_steelers.
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