The Pittsburgh Steelers just struck a deal with free agent linebacker Myles Jack, and it looks like there will be a corresponding move. They are reportedly releasing linebacker Joe Schobert.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) March 17, 2022
The Steelers acquired Schobert from the Jacksonville Jaguars mid-way through training camp prior to the 2021 season. The cost was a sixth round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. Schobert spent one season in Jacksonville, but never lived up to the huge contract that the Jags gave him prior to 2020.
The Steelers defensive front was hit with multiple injuries, and went through plenty of bodies in an attempt to stop the run and help out their linebackers. But it never happened, and the play of Devin Bush and Schobert suffered. Schobert finished with 112 tackles, good for second on the team. But he wasn’t able to make many splash plays, which he had been known for in Cleveland — especially against the Steelers.
The release of Schobert will save the Steelers $7.8 million if it’s an outright release right now, or if they designate it as a post June 1st release, it will save over $9 million. The Steelers have dished out over $80 million in contracts so far the past three days.
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