The moves continue to come with speed and fury for Pittsburgh Steelers and general manager Kevin Colbert.
In the latest move, the Steelers patched up a high school loophole, adding veteran cornerback Levi Wallace to a two-year, $8 million deal, according to a report by Jordan Schultz, an NFL insider/analyst.
– Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) March 15, 2022
Wallace, an unoccupied former free agent from Alabama in 2018, has played and started in 52 career games with the Buffalo Bills in the last four seasons, including all 17 games in 2021.
In that period, Wallace scored 219 tackles, seven for a loss, six interceptions and 30 defensive passes.
Wallace’s signing would likely signal the end of Ahkello Witherspoon’s time in Pittsburgh, especially the $4 million per season averaging in Wallace’s new deal.
According to Pro Football Focus, Wallace had 65.2 overall last year, including 68.5 in passing coverage. For what it’s worth, Wallace scored his lowest defense score last season (51.7) after his career high in 2020.
CB Levi Wallace played a consistent and reliable match against the Jags. Some cute maneuvers on trap covers and fun versus running on demand. pic.twitter.com/luLyi81Aat
Eric Turner (@ErikJTurner) November 9, 2021
The Steelers must have been quite familiar with Wallace after seeing him in person at the 2018 Alabama Pro Day watching men like Minka Fitzpatrick and Rashane Evans, not to mention seeing him up close and in person at the 2018 Reese’s Senior Bowl in Mobile. Wallace also played against the Steelers three consecutive seasons at Buffalo, including picking Ben Roethlisberger at Buffalo in 2020.
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