Former Steelers outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo has agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints, according to his agent Drew Rosenhaus.
Former Steelers’ LB Anthony Chickillo reached agreement on a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints, per @RosenhausSports.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 21, 2020
Chickillo signed a two-year extension with the Steelers last year, but was released in March as the team was creating cap space ahead of free agency.
Drafted in the sixth round back in 2015 out of the University of Miami, Chickillo spent the majority of his time in Pittsburgh as a special teams contributor and a reserve outside linebacker.
He had 7.5 sacks and three forced fumbles over his five seasons in Pittsburgh.
Chickillo only played in eleven games for the Steelers last season, battling an injury and spending a short time on the Commissioner’s Exempt List. His brief suspension stemmed from an arrest last October following an altercation with his girlfriend at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort during the Steelers’ bye week.
Chickillo will likely remain a special teamer in New Orleans, considering the team drafted Wisconsin outside linebacker Zack Baun in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft.