In a move that is sure to bolster their defense, the Seattle Seahawks have signed free agent linebacker Devin Bush, formerly of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The signing was reported on Thursday night by Seattle Times reporter Bob Condotta.
Bush spent his entire career in Pittsburgh after being drafted in 2019, but never quite lived up to the expectations that come with being a top 10 pick. Despite showing flashes of talent, he struggled with consistency and injuries throughout his time with the Steelers.
The Seahawks, however, see great potential in the 24-year-old linebacker. General Manager John Schneider had said that inside linebacker as a position of need for the team, and Bush’s experience and skillset make him an ideal addition to their roster.
Bush played 52 career games for the Steelers, and has recorded an impressive 286 tackles, 4 sacks, 2 interceptions, 13 passes defended, and 13 tackles for loss over the course of his career.
With Seahawks inside linebacker Jordyn Brooks currently recovering from a torn ACL, and Cody Barton leaving for the Commanders in free agency, Bush is expected to take on a starting role in Seattle this year. There has also been speculation that the Seahawks could bring back veteran linebacker Bobby Wagner, although negotiations with him are currently unclear.
The Seahawks will be hoping that Bush’s arrival will help solidify their defense and improve their chances of making a deep run in the playoffs next season. With the addition of this promising young linebacker, Seattle fans have reason to be optimistic about the team’s prospects in the coming year.