Steelers LB Bush focused on football, not uncertain future

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Devin Bush says his confidence has returned nearly two years removed from a serious knee injury.

Bush struggled at times in 2021 while playing on a rebuilt left knee.

His erratic play led the Steelers not to pick up the fifth-year option for their 2019 first-round pick.

Bush says he understood the team’s decision and doesn’t feel he has to prove himself to anyone.

The 23-year-old says his motivation this season is simply to get back to playing free and easy on the field.