Veteran DT Tyson Alualu reverses course, will re-sign with Pittsburgh Steelers after all, source says

Post agreeing to the terms initially with Jaguars in the free agency, Tyson Alualu, the defensive tackle is now re-signing with Steelers, confirmed a source to ESPN Saturday.

About a week ago, 33-year-old Aluala had agreed to a 2-year deal worth $6mn with Jaguars, who chose him during 2010’s NFL draft first round. However, Aluala pulled back his decision during one delay in him signing the contract in his Jacksonville trip, a source told ESPN. He had tested coronavirus positive and was side-lined for ten days, after Aluala changed his decision of travelling to Jacksonville, as per a source from the league.

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Teammate Cam Heyward swayed Aluala for staying in Pittsburgh. Heyward told Aluala how they wanted the defensive tackle to stay back, a source informed ESPN. The Steelersdid not have to do anything for re-recruiting Aluala and make him stay back. Instead, the nose tackle himself accepted the original offer of the team, which was a little less than what the Jaguars had offered, the source further said.

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Aluala’s teammates welcomed the good news of his comeback with a lot of enthusiasm on Saturday through Twitter. He had been playing for Steelers since the year 2007, signing a 2-year deal worth $6mn in the free agency.

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