Report: Steelers expect to sign LB Genard Avery’s one-year contract

It looks like the Pittsburgh Steelers will be adding another free-to-back player to their offseason roster.

According to Adam Kaplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio, the Steelers are expected to sign quarterback Genard Avery on a one-year deal.

Avery, a Memphis producer, was selected by Cleveland Browns in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. He was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles for a fourth-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

So far, Avery has scored a total of 101 tackles in 53 games played. He has 7.5 functional bags with 11 interventions that resulted in losses. He also has forced fumbling so far. In 2021 with the Eagles, Avery played in 16 games with 12 games. He had one sack to go with 43 total tackles, four of which resulted in a yard loss. He also had a two-stroke quarterback last season.

Avery scored 98 specials teams in the regular season in 2021. However, he was not credited with any special teams interferences.

For his college career in Memphis, Avery recorded 230 total tackles with a 44.5 losing yardage. He also had 21.5 sacks, two interceptions, five defensive passes and three forced fumbles over his four years at Memphis.

The Steelers have yet to announce the signing of Avery, who has played off the ball and on the edge in college and in the NFL. It would be interesting to see which site the Steelers list it on.

NFL Draft 2018 Player Profiles: Memphis ILB Genard Avery

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