The Pittsburgh Steelers signed seasoned James Vaughters on Monday, including depth to their outdoors linebacker corps.
Vaughters, 29, has actually appeared in 27 NFL regular-season games because going into the league as an undrafted totally free representative in 2015. He played 10 games for the Atlanta Falcons last season, making eight tackles with a forced fumble and a sack amongst 211 protective snaps and 89 special-teams snaps played.
The other NFL experience for the 6-foot-1, 256-pound Vaughters came in 17 video games for the Chicago Bears over the 2019 and 2020 seasons. Vaughters had 11 sacks in two seasons playing for the CFL’s Calgary Stampeders in 2017-18.
The Steelers have jobs to win at backup outside linebacker after beginners T.J. Watt and Alex Highsmith.
Vaughters takes the lineup spot of outside linebacker Tuzar Skipper, who was waived/injured.