Alualu (calf) was active for last Friday's preseason opener against the Giants. Alualu had been limited through offseason workouts due to a calf injury, but it appears as though he has put the ailment behind him. He recorded three tackles in Friday's contest.
Alualu was limited at practice Tuesday due to a calf injury, Chris Adamski of The Tribune-Review reports. Alualu missed all of OTAs with the calf injury, so his limited participation is a welcome sign for Steelers' fans. Barring a major setback, it appears the injury will have no effect on his availability during the regular season.
The Steelers have signed Alualu, the team's official site reports. Alualu, who the Jaguars made the 10th pick overall in the 2010 NFL draft, bolsters the Steelers' defensive line depth, with his ability to play both tackle and end an asset in that regard. In 14 games last season, the 6-foot-3, 304-pound Alualu -- who turns 30 in May -- recorded 37 tackles and 2.5 sacks.
Alualu is scheduled to visit with the Steelers, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports. Alualu, the 10th overall pick in 2010, has averaged 38 tackles and 2.5 sacks since entering the league. Although that production doesn't match his lofty draft slot, his consistency and ability to line up at either defensive tackle or defensive end would add good depth to Pittsburgh's front seven.
The Jaguars announced Sunday that the team has re-signed defensive lineman Tyson Alualu. Alualu was reported to have a two-year deal for $6 million with the team Saturday. The former first-round pick recorded 30 tackles and two sacks in 2014.
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