Steelers Planning to Sign Special Teams Ace
By Tyler Maher
After going 9-8 and missing the playoffs last year, the Pittsburgh Steelers are focused on upgrading their roster this offseason so they can get back to the postseason in 2023.
That means getting better in all facets of the game, including special teams, Special teams can be an overlooked but pivotal factor in winning football games, but it sounds like the Steelers are taking a step to improve in that regard based on Friday's news.
Steelers Offseason News
According to NFL insider Tom Pelissero, Pittsburgh is planning to sign linebacker and special teams ace Tanner Muse.
While details of the signing haven't officially been released yet as of Friday afternoon, this seems like a solid pickup for the Steelers. Muse went to Clemson and was a third-round draft pick in 2020 by the Las Vegas Raiders. He never played for the Raiders due to injuries and Covid, but caught on with the Seattle Seahawks in 2021 and carved out a prominent role with them.
Muse played in all 17 regular-season games for Seattle last year, helping them make the playoffs as a Wild Card team. He only started one of those games and didn't see a ton of action on defense, but he did play in 70 percent of the team's special teams snaps.
With his experience on special teams and his ability to fill in on defense when needed, Muse's versatility and willingness to improve should make him a good fit for Pittsburgh's roster. He can also fill the spot left by linebacker Jamir Jones, who was cut earlier this week.