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All 90: Arthur Maulet Has Found Home as Steelers Slot Corner

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Pittsburgh Steelers CB Arthur Maulet

All 90 is a Pittsburgh Steelers Now series profiling each of the 90 members of the Steelers 2022 offseason roster.

35 • Arthur Maulet, sixth-year defensive back, Memphis
5-foot-9, 190 pounds, 28 years old

Acquired: Signed by the Steelers as a street free agent on May 7, 2021.

Last season: In his first season with the Steelers, Arthur Maulet played in a career-high 16 games and made two starts. After bouncing around the secondary in his previous stops, he also settled in at one position, becoming one of the team’s primary options at slot cornerback.

Maulet set a career high with 47 tackles, give for a loss, and also had a pass defended forced a fumble.

Career: Maulet signed with his hometown New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2017 and spent his first pro season hopping between the Saints’ active roster and practice squad, playing in six games but making just one tackle.

In 2018, he waived by the Saints after one game, claimed by the Indianapolis Colts, and then put back on waivers after five games in Indy. He re-signed with the Saints practice squad and spent the rest of the season there.

The Jets scooped up Maulet on Jan. 29 ahead of the 2019 season and gave him his first real playing time, as he appeared in 12 games and made 38 tackles, defended two passes, had an interception and returned a fumble for a touchdown.

In 2020, Maulet played in 11 games with the New York Jets, making five starts and lining up all over the defensive secondary, with 247 snaps at slot corner, 109 at free safety, 27 as a box safety and 15 as an outside corner, per Pro Football Focus. Maulet finished with 29 tackles, five passes defended, one interception and one quarterback hit.

College: A two-year starter at Memphis after transferring from a junior college, Maulet was the Tigers’ team MVP in his senior season in 2016. He finished that year with 73 total tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks, along with a team-high 13 passes defended and two interceptions.

Camp outlook: The Steelers secondary mix appears to be up for grabs, with three options at outside corner in Cam Sutton, Ahkello Witherspoon and Levi Wallace and three more at slot corner between Sutton, Maulet and Tre Norwood, but no matter how things shake out, the versatile veteran Maulet looks to be a good-sized piece of the puzzle.

Future: Maulet signed a new two-year deal with the Steelers this offseason that runs through the end of the 2023 season.

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