Steelers Re-Sign Bush Backup Spillane

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed linebacker Robert Spillane to a one-year contract. Something Steelers Nation/World should be very happy about.

Spillane stepped up more than big in 2020 when first round draft pick Devin Bush was placed on the Reserve/Injured List. One of the more memorable play was the pick 6 against the Baltimore Ravens.

Spillane played in 12 games, starting seven, before an injury landed him on the Reserve/Injured List for the last four weeks of the regular season, before being activated for the AFC Wild Card game.null

And let’s not forget about the Derrick Henry STUFF, to give the Tennessee Titans their first loss of the 2020 season.

Spillane finished the season with 43 tackles, 37 of them solo stops, two sacks, four tackles for a loss, four pass defenses, three quarterback hits and an interception and fumble recovery. He has his best game in a Week 9 win over the Baltimore Ravens. Spillane had his first career interception, picking off Lamar Jackson and returning it 33 yards for a touchdown. He also had a career-high 11 tackles, 10 of them solo stops, forced a fumble and had two pass breakups.Gallery: PHOTOS: Robert Spillane 2020 highlights

“He’s a good kid,” said defensive coordinator Keith Butler during the season. “We love him, and we think the world of him. He doesn’t say a lot. He talks on the field like he should. He makes plays. He’s in the right place at the right time.”

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