Tyson Alualu returning to Pittsburgh Steelers


Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Tyson Alualu (94) during warm-ups before an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)

After a change of heart, Tyson Alualu will not be signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars and is instead returning to the Pittsburgh Steelers on a two-year deal, the Saint Louis alum confirmed to KHON2 sports director Rob DeMello.

Earlier this month, Alualu had agreed to rejoin the Jaguars, the same team that picked him 10th overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. Alualu played for Jacksonville from 2010 to 2016 before joining the Steelers prior to the 2017 season.

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In 2020, Alualu was a key cog for the Pittsburgh defensive line at nose tackle. The team started red hot at 11-0 but fizzled down the stretch, closing the regular season at 12-4 and losing to the Cleveland Browns 48-37 in the first round of the playoffs.

“Crazy but best situation for me and my family,” Alualu texted DeMello on Saturday afternoon.

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