In four years with the Pittsburgh Steelers, former first-round pick Terrell Edmunds was a solid safety – but not so solid that the team was ready to offer him a long-term deal. However, it appears he’s going back to Pittsburgh for another year.
According to ESPN NFL insider Jeremy Fowler, Edmunds is expected to re-sign with the Steelers. He will return to the team presumably as their starting strong safety in 2022.
The Steelers drafted Edmunds 28th overall in the 2018 NFL Draft. And in his first three seasons he missed only one game. But they declined his fifth-year option ahead of the 2021 season, and he became a free agent earlier this offseason.
Perhaps the fact that the team has their lowest ranking defense in decades and gave up the third-most points in franchise history contributed to that decision. Though a lack of cap space might have contributed too.
Former first-round pick Terrell Edmunds is expected to re-sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers, per source. Barring late change of plan, four-year starter back in the fold as Steelers approach the draft.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) April 22, 2022
In four seasons with the Steelers, Terrell Edmunds had 340 tackles, 3.0 sacks, five interceptions, 21 passes defended, 12 tackles for loss and seven QB hits.
This past year was one of his most productive to date. He played every game and finished the season with 89 tackles, one sack, two interceptions, six passes defended and eight tackles for loss.
The Steelers made the playoffs but were blown out by the Kansas City Chiefs in a 42-21 Wild Card round loss.
Terrell Edmunds will be getting a chance for redemption in 2022.
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