Sean Davis is leaving the Pittsburgh Steelers and heading home.
The trade last year for Minkah Fitzpatrick essentially closed Davis’ path to the field in Pittsburgh, so the former 2016 2nd round pick signed a 1-year, $5 million deal with the Washington Redskins.
After playing and starting all but one game his first three years with the Steelers, Davis was limited to just one game in 2019 after getting injured in the season opener vs. New England.
In 48 career games with the Steelers, Davis collected 190 solo tackles, 5 interceptions and 2.5 sacks.
Davis was awarded the Steelers Rookie of the Year back in 2016 but after that, his career was impacted by position changes and also lingering injuries that he was able to play through.
Being only 26 years old, Davis signed the one-year deal with the hopes of impressing teams and rebuilding his NFL worth and then signing a long-term deal next year. He’ll have a chance at a starting spot in Ron Rivera’s secondary.
Now that Davis is gone, every member of the Steelers 2016 draft class is no longer with the team.
Round 1: Artie Burns (free agent)
Round: 2: Sean Davis (Washington)
Round 3: Javon Hargrave (Philadelphia)
Round 4: Jerald Hawkins (cut)
Round 6: Travis Feeney (cut)
Round 7: Demarcus Ayers (cut)
Round 7: Tyler Matakevich (Buffalo)