Free agent outside linebacker Arthur Moats tweeted that he'll re-sign with the Steelers, reports Pro Football Talk. Moats, 26, recorded four sacks, two forced fumbles and 23 tackles while playing in every game last season. The Steelers announced it's a three-year deal.
Steelers linebacker Arthur Moats is hopeful to remain with the team this offseason after signing a one-year deal with Pittsburgh last year, according to the team's website. "I love this organization," said Moats. "Even though I was only here for one year, from top to bottom it's been a great experience." Moats totaled 23 tackles with four sacks and two forced fumbles in all 16 games last year. "I would love to get something done sooner rather than later here. I love it here, my family loves it here."
The Steelers unveiled its final injury report for Monday night's game against the Titans in Week 11. Steve McLendon (shoulder), Troy Polamalu (knee), Ryan Shazier (ankle), Ivan Taylor (forearm), Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) were all ruled out by Pittsburgh. Meanwhile, Cortez Allen (thumb), Brett Keisel (not injury related), Arthur Moats (not injury related), Ross Ventrone (hamstring) were labeled probable for the game.
The Steelers reported Brett Keisel, Steve McLendon, Arthur Moats, Troy Polamalu, and Ryan Shazier did not participate in Thursday's practice, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Ike Taylor and Shamarko Thomas were limited participants.
The Steelers DST enjoyed itself Sunday night in Carolina, producing three sacks, two turnovers and a touchdown in a 37-19 win. The biggest play came early in the fourth quarter when the Panthers' Philly Brown fumbled on a punt return and safety Robert Golden recovered in the end zone. It was one of two fumble recoveries for Pittsburgh, which got a sack-fumble from outside linebacker Jarvis Jones. Linebacker Arthur Moats and nose tackle Steve McLendon also sacked Cam Newton. Pittsburgh allowed just 42 rushing yards in what was easily its top defensive performance this year. The Steelers DST has a chance to dominate again Week 4 against the lowly Buccaneers.