Pittsburgh Steelers reject LB Devin Bush’s fifth-year option

PITTSBURGH — SteelersThe fifth-year option for inside linebacker was declined Devin BushA source said that the rookie contract was for ”.

Bush, who is 23 years old was originally set to earn $10.9million in the option year. Instead, he will become free agent after 2022.

The Steelers traded up in order to select Bush No. In the 2019 NFL Draft, he was drafted 10th overall in hopes that he would fill Ryan Shazier’s position.

Bush, a Michigan native, tore his ACL in 2020 and was not the same again. Bush, who had 109 tackles in his rookie season, only had 70 in 2021. He also had two sacks, one forced throw, and one fumble recovery. Bush's rookie season saw him recover four fumbles, one of which he returned for touchdown.

Steelers sign inside linebacker Myles JackIn free agency Buddy Johnson, Robert Spillane, Ulysees Gilbert III Marcus AllenThis completes the depth chart.

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