The Pittsburgh Steelers will continue to move in free agency for the 2023 season regardless of the day and time. It was reported late Saturday night that the Steelers have agreed to a three-year contract with guard Isaac Seumalo.
Breaking: FA guard Isaac Seumalo has agreed a 3-year contract #Steelsthe source says @result. One of the best guards in free agency, respected as a smart and tough player.
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) March 19, 2023
Seumalo spent all seven years of his NFL career with the Philadelphia Eagles. Drafted in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft out of Oregon State, Seumalo started all 17 regular season games and three postseason games at left guard. According to Pro Football Focus, Seumalo was the NFL’s 10th overall pick last season and was a Pro Bowl alternate.
In seven years in Philadelphia, Seumalo has played in 81 regular season games with 60 starts. In the middle of the 2018 season, injuries have affected Seumalo’s career as a full-time starting guard. In 2018, Seumalo missed the last three weeks of the season due to a chest injury. After every game in 2019, Seumalo missed seven games in the middle of the 2020 season due to a knee injury. In 2021, Seumalo suffered a season-ending Lisfranc injury in Week 3. But in 2022, Seumalo started every game and had 1,137 offensive snaps in the regular season.
Isaac Seumalo is the second inside linebacker signed by the Steelers this week. Seumalo and Nate Herbig, who spent the 2022 season with the New York Jets, both hail from the Philadelphia Eagles. Steelers assistant GM Andy Weidl started his time in the Eagles front office in 2016 and is familiar with both players.
With two new inside linebackers on the offensive line, it looks like the Steelers will try to mix things up this season. Despite playing every snap at left guard last season, Kevin Dotson appears to be fighting for playing time in the final year of his rookie deal.
Stay tuned to Behind The Steel Curtain for more coverage of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2023 offseason.