In a surprising move, Myles Jack has been signed to the practice squad by Pittsburgh three months after he retired from the game with Philadelphia Eagles. The 28-year-old Jack spent six seasons in Jacksonville before joining the Steelers last year, where he led them with 104 tackles but suffered injuries and was eventually released in March. He then signed with Philadelphia in August but retired just two weeks later.
Pittsburgh is now facing a significant challenge at inside linebacker due to season-ending injuries to Cole Holcomb and Kwon Alexander. In their recent game against Cleveland, Elandon Roberts played every defensive snap, while Mykal Walker took most of the snaps at the other inside linebacker spot. With these two players out for the rest of the season, Pittsburgh is actively seeking reinforcements.
Pittsburgh’s decision to sign Jack to their practice squad could be seen as a calculated risk. While his form may have declined due to injuries in recent years, his experience and skill on the field could prove valuable to the team as they navigate through this challenging period without their key players. Additionally, signing him to the practice squad could provide an opportunity for him to regain his fitness and form before potentially earning a spot on the active roster again in the future.
With just six games left in their regular season, Pittsburgh will need all hands on deck if they want to make it into the playoffs. Signing Myles Jack could be a step towards securing that goal, especially given his past successes with both Jacksonville and Pittsburgh.