The Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed linebacker Stevenson Sylvester to a one-year deal on Wednesday.
Sylvester was scheduled to be restricted free agent with the Steelers but was not tendered an offer making him an unrestricted free agent. Sylvester was originally a fifth-round pick by the Steelers in 2010 but has struggled to find a role with the team. He appeared in 10 games with the team last season and recorded just one tackle while playing primarily on special teams.
The Steelers are in need of depth at the position with the release of James Harrison and Sean Spence suffering a serious knee injury last preseason.