It looks like the Pittsburgh Steelers will get their noses back for two more seasons. According to the NFL Network, Tyson Alualu signs with the team after initially agreeing to terms with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Alualu, drafted by the Jaguars in 2010, spent seven seasons in Jacksonville. He signed with the Steelers in 2017 and has spent the last four seasons in Pittsburgh.
Alualu stepped up in a starring role for the Steelers in 2020 to play nose tackle and replace Javon Hargrave. In four years with the Steelers, Alualu was a versatile defensive line piece that filled with tackle and nose at the defensive end. During his time in Pittsburgh, he collected seven sacks and 140 tackles.
Alualu had originally returned to Jacksonville on a two-year $ 6 million deal. Apparently a change of heart will send the defender back to the Steelers and keep a key piece of defense in tact.
Noah Strackbein is a publisher at AllSteelers. Follow Noah on Twitter @NoahStrack and AllSteelers @si_steelers.