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Tyson Alualu set to visit Steelers

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The Steelers are expected to meet with a former first-round pick as they look for help on the defensive line.

Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports that defensive lineman Tyson Alualu is scheduled to fly into Pittsburgh Monday for a meeting with the team. The Jaguars made Alualu the 10th overall pick of the 2010 draft and he has spent the last seven years in Jacksonville.

Alualu was a starter and a durable part of the lineup for most of that time. He missed the first two games of his career last season and started 87 of the 110 games that the Jaguars played over that time. He had 37 tackles and 2.5 sacks last season.

If he signs, Alualu would likely play end in the Steelers 3-4 scheme. Cameron Heyward and Stephon Tuitt were the starters last season until Heyward was placed on injured reserve and both will be back, which would point toward a rotational role for Alualu in Pittsburgh.

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4 Responses to “Tyson Alualu set to visit Steelers”
  1. bettis3636 says: Mar 20, 2017 12:39 PM

    Another big body up front to let those Backers roam… SIGN HIM!

  2. jagsfan1 says: Mar 20, 2017 1:24 PM

    As a Jagz fan I can tell you that he is a good player. He suffered from that fact that our former idiot GM Gene Smith totally reached for him at 10 overall and carried those expectations.

    He is a good player, uses his hands well. Hurt his knee early in career and played on it and I think that set him back. Take away 10 overall pick status and just look at him as a player and the dude is a SOLID NFL DLineman. Not a superstar but definitely quality as either starter or 1st off bench depth for rotation.

  3. r502 says: Mar 20, 2017 1:27 PM

    Surprised Del Rio isn’t in on this guy, Raider interior line is sad.

  4. jags2daship says: Mar 20, 2017 4:33 PM

    Good player, great man. Whoever signs him gets a good guy who gives 100 percent.

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