Pittsburgh has signed veteran inside linebacker Myles Jack to its practice squad, three months after he retired from the game with the Philadelphia Eagles. The Steelers are in need of help at the position following season-ending injuries to Cole Holcomb and Kwon Alexander. In a recent game, Elandon Roberts played every defensive snap and Mykal Walker took the majority of snaps at the other inside linebacker spot.
Jack, 28, spent last season with Pittsburgh after playing six seasons in Jacksonville. He led the Steelers with 104 tackles but was slowed by injuries before being released in March. After signing with Philadelphia in August, he retired two weeks later.
The addition of Jack to the practice squad could provide some much-needed depth for Pittsburgh’s defense as it tries to recover from the injuries it has suffered this season. The Steelers (6-4) are currently battling for a playoff spot and will need all the help they can get if they hope to make it to postseason play.