Former Pro Bowler joins Steelers. Kwon Alexander signed a one-year deal with Pittsburgh. Alexander visited the Steelers in May.
2015 NFL Draft fourth-round pick Alexander is 28. In 2017, he was a Pro Bowler with 108 solo tackles in Tampa Bay.
Alexander led the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2019. He spent 2022 with the Jets after being traded to the Saints midway in 2021. Alexander started all 17 New York games and made 69 tackles.
Alexander's solid play has been hampered by injuries. Knee and chest issues limited him to 14 games in 2018-19. After 12 games, he tore his Achilles.
2023 will see a revamped Steelers inside linebacker corps. Robert Spillane, Devin Bush, and Myles Jack left this summer.
Free agents Cole Holcomb, Elandon Roberts, and Tanner Muse replaced them. Muse and Mark Robinson will back up Holcomb and Roberts at inside linebacker.
Alexander would be the second 2022 Jet to join the Steelers this offseason.
Free-agent Nate Herbig joined Pittsburgh. In April's fourth round, the Steelers drafted his brother, former Wisconsin outside linebacker Nick Herbig.