Steelers decline 5th-year option on LB Devin Bush

PITTSBURGH — Devin Bush will be playing for his job in 2022.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have declined the fifth-year option on the inside linebacker, meaning he can become a free agent next spring.

Pittsburgh traded up in the first round of the 2019 draft to take Bush with the 10th overall pick.

Bush played well as a rookie but hit a setback when he tore the ACL in his left knee against Cleveland in October 2020.

He returned in time to start the 2021 season but saw his playing time fluctuate.