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Steelers release Breiden Fehoko with ILB signing likely coming soon

The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off a victory, a 23-19 win over the Green Bay Packers, but the organization has some serious work to do. No, not just in the way of having the offense get back on track, but with the gigantic hole at the inside linebacker position.

A week after losing Cole Holcomb with a season-ending knee injury, they lost Kwon Alexander to a ruptured Achilles tendon. This ended his season, and now the Steelers are left with a cupboard pretty bare at a very important position on the defensive side of the football.

The Steelers can’t go into the remainder of the season with just Elandon Roberts and Mark Robinson at inside linebacker. They’ll need to add some players to their depth chart. How will they do this? They can promote from within, or they can sign a player off someone’s practice squad.

Either way, they’ll need to free up a roster spot on the 53-man roster, and the Steelers did that Monday by releasing nose tackle Breiden Fehoko.

The Steelers fan base was hopeful Fehoko was the “plugger” the defensive front needed to slow down the opponent’s running attack, but if never came to fruition. Fehoko now finds himself a free agent, and the Steelers are likely to make an addition to inside linebacker room in the next 24 hours.

With that being said, be sure to stay tuned to SCN for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers as they prepare for the Cleveland Browns this Sunday in Week 11.


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