Saturday, May 15

Steelers trade for Williamson –

The Steelers are sitting at 7-0, the only undefeated team in the NFL, but one thing they aren’t doing is sitting still.

On Monday the team made a trade with the New York Jets for linebacker Avery Williamson, which will be official after he passes a physical. The Steelers will also receive the Jets seventh-round selection in the 2022 NFL Draft, and in return send the Jets their fifth-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Williamson started six games for the Jets in 2020, and has 59 tackles, which includes 36 solo stops, as well as three pass defenses and one interception.

Williamson, 28, signed with the Jets as a free agent in 2018 and had a team-high 120 tackles that season. In 2019 he tore his ACL in his right knee in the preseason and had season ending surgery.

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