Tyson Alualu has change of heart, decides to return to Steelers

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Tyson Alualu agreed to terms with the Jaguars on a two-year deal worth $6 million on March 16. But the defensive tackle contracted COVID-19, delaying his trip to Jacksonville to sign the contract.

With time to ponder the move, Alualu had a change of heart.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Alualu is staying with the Steelers on a two-year deal. Alualu has built his dream home in Pittsburgh and his children are in school there.

Alualu has spent the last four years with the Steelers, appearing in 62 games and starting 22. He recorded a pair of sacks and five passes defensed in 2020 while on the field for 44 percent of the club’s defensive snaps.

Jacksonville drafted Alualu 10th overall in 2010, and he played his first seven seasons with the club. Alualu recorded 17.5 sacks, 30 tackles for loss and 51 quarterback hits in 110 games with the Jaguars.

Alualu has 24.5 career sacks with 46 tackles for loss in 172 total games.

20 responses to “Tyson Alualu has change of heart, decides to return to Steelers

  1. This is huge, one less hole to fill on defense, this is a big deal if you follow the steelers.

  2. I wonder how many athletes chased money to realize in acouple months that perhaps that was the wrong decision. Case in point

  3. He decided he wanted a chance to win a game which won’t happen in Jacksonville.

  4. He’s from Florida but I was still surprised when he wasn’t coming back he had a heck of a season lat year. Good news for Pittsburgh!

  5. I actively root for Urban Meyer to fail as I consider him to be utterly without conscience and shamelessly entitled.
    I am guessing it pains him in this case to be told NO.

  6. Bringing the band back together won’t matter won’t matter they’ll be a third or fourth place team in the AFC North they place the first place schedule

  7. He took a look around at players that left PITT & said, ” I am not that crazy”. I want to be relevant.
    If I go to NYJ or JAX, I will be a nobody. Best to stay with the BLACK & YELLOW

  8. Sorry to hear that he was not coming back to Jax. He is a solid and durable player who has sustained a high level of play, thought it is not always noticed.

  9. He will wake up in the middle of nights screaming about the money he left behind and what could have been in Jacksonville.

  10. That’s two that reportedly took less to stay in the ‘Burgh. People can dispute it all they want, but there is something a little different about the Steelers culture.

  11. Should have built his dream home in New England!

    Funny he knows what a mass hole is and not impressed. Glad to hear he is back in the family. Go Steelers.

  12. Alualu has played some of his best football while with the Steelers.
    Great having him back. This is great news for the D.
    I doubt they had the money to sign him back until Steven Nelson
    wanted out and got cut. Not a bad use of found money, so, Here we go!

  13. Both teams will be sub-.500 this yr so it doesn’t matter. His heating bills will be the only difference.

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