PITTSBURGH — The Steelers released linebacker Vince Williams earlier in the week in a cost-cutting move. Saturday, they agreed to terms with a potential replacement, adding Detroit free agent Miles Killebrew on a one-year deal according to the NFL Network.
Later in the day, they also added free agent offensive tackle Joe Haeg from the Buccaneers according to the NFL Network.
A safety when he entered the NFL as a fourth-round draft pick out of Southern Utah in 2016, Killebrew has transitioned to linebacker to better take advantage of his size (6-foot-2, 222 pounds). He’s also a special teams ace.
Killebrew appeared in 78 games in five seasons with the Lions, including four starts. He has recorded 105 career tackles, two interceptions and forced one fumble.
In 2020, he finished tied for 10th in the NFL with 12 special teams tackles. He had 14 tackles on special teams in 2019 to rank fourth in the league.