#Steelers have signed former Bills LB Arthur Moats to a one-year, $795,000 contract. He will back up Jason Worilds and Jarvis Jones.Moats entered the NFL as a 6th round pick for the Buffalo Bills in 2010. As a rookie he started 4 games and amassed 2.5 sacks. HE didn’t get a start in his sophomore season, but did notch 2.5 more sacks. He didn’t start a game in his third season, but did make 11 starts at weakside linebacker for the Bills in 2013.
— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) March 24, 2014
- The Steelers signed him to a one year deal with $795,000 with a $65,000 signing bonus.
The Steelers are reporting that Moats will back up at outside linebacker, although he is also capable of playing on the inside.
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Moats signing immediately calls into question the rumors that the Steelers were set to resign James Harrison. Some in the media have suggested this move end’s Harrison’s chances of a return.
Arthur Moats means no James Harrison? Let's hope soThat may well be the case, as the pro’s and con’s of resigning Harrison are real. But the Steelers were not likely to bring back Harrison before June first anyway.
— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly_Trib) March 24, 2014
- What Moats signing does do is provide an injection of depth at linebacker.
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