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Steelers Re-Sign All-Pro Special Teamer Miles Killebrew

The Pittsburgh Steelers are re-signing special teams ace Miles Killebrew to a new two-year contract.

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Pittsburgh Steelers safety Miles Killebrew against the New England Patriots, Dec. 7, 2023 - Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

The Pittsburgh Steelers are re-signing safety Miles Killebrew to a two-year, $6.5 million contract to retain him, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.

The Steelers special teams captain, Killebrew primarily plays on all coverage and block units, helping fortify their special teams. Killebrew was named a First-Team All-Pro this season for the first time in his entire career.

Killebrew blocked a punt and partially blocked another this past season. He recorded 13 special teams tackles on the season. Since 2020, no one has more blocked punts in the NFL than Killebrew.

He had a game-changing blocked punt that resulted in a safety in the Steelers’ Week 5 win over the Baltimore Ravens. Killebrew also had a partially blocked punt against the New England Patriots in Week 14. Killebrew has four blocked punts since joining the team in 2021, which is tied for the most among all teams, not just players, since that time.

Killebrew’s first Pro Bowl and All-Pro nod brought great emotion to the Southern Utah alumni. He was drafted in 2016 by the Lions, and only now is earning this honor. Earlier in the season, he stood tall after a tough game against the Cardinals where he was penalized three times. That led to death threats being sent his way.

“I wouldn’t have made it to college without special teams,” Killebrew said. “My coach told me he never seen someone put kickoff for their first 10 plays on their highlight film. He was like ‘we got to have you here’. I’ve always enjoyed it. I’ve always taken a lot of pride in. It’s something I’ve always known I could be good at.”

Now, he will stay with the team for the next two seasons. The Steelers get some depth at safety and key player that is integral to their special teams units moving forward with lots of change coming to that group.