Alualu re-signed with the Steelers on a two-year deal, according to Teresa Varley of the team's official site. It's fair to suggest that Alualu didn't have a solid 2018 season, setting career lows in tackles (22) and sacks (0) in 15 games. The likes of Stephon Tuitt, Javon Hargrave and Cameron Heyward along the defensive line have essentially turned Alualu into a rotational depth piece, albeit one with a first-round pedigree and history of positive production. Alualu, who will turn 32 years old in May, will likely continue to reprise that role in the coming campaign.
Alualu had two tackles during Sunday's 16-13 win over Cincinnati. The nine-year veteran finished his second season with the Steelers totaling 22 tackles in 15 games. The 22 tackles were the fewest in a season for Alualu, who also failed to record a sack for the first time in his career. An unrestricted free agent, it remains to be seen if he will be back in Pittsburgh for the 2019 season.
Alualu (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports. Alualu received a doubtful designation Friday so this news was expected. He played 29 defensive snaps in Week 1 versus the Browns, and his absence will leave a large workload for starter Stephon Tuitt.
Alualu (shoulder) has been deemed doubtful for Sunday's matchup with the Chiefs. Alualu was able to practice in limited fashion both Thursday and Friday after sitting out Wednesday, but he will need to show some big improvements if he hopes to suit up Sunday. Leterrius Walton and Daniel McCullers will be the only available depth defensive lineman should he ultimately sit out.
Alualu (shoulder) did not participate in Wednesday's practice. Alualu came away from Sunday's season opener with an unspecified shoulder injury, and his absence from Wednesday's practice isn't a good sign. It's still premature to rule him out for Week 2, though the defensive end is best considered questionable at this juncture.
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