UNITY TWP., Pa — Steelers new linebacker Kwon Alexander took the field for the first time with the team on Sunday in Latrobe. To say the least, Alexander got right to work. He worked in team, individual drills, and inside linebackers coach Aaron Curry caught him up on some schematic stuff so he could start going right away.
He joins a room of Cole Holcomb, Tanner Muse, Mark Robinson, Elandon Roberts, and others who are trying to prove a revamped inside linebacker room can have a high-level of success right out of the gate in Pittsburgh. It will not be an easy task, but the Steelers certainly can have a shot at doing it.
The team now has seven inside linebackers on the roster with Elandon Roberts, Cole Holcomb, Tanner Muse, Mark Robinson, Kwon Alexander, Nick Kwiatkoski and Chapelle Russell. Nick Herbig could factor into those plans in the future. Regardless, right now, that position is still thin, and could see someone added at some point.
Mike Tomlin brought the group into a meeting before their drills and watched on with interest for a period of the day. Alexander should add to the veteran group and allow Tomlin to trust his group fully.