The Steelers have agreed to sign free agent linebacker Miles Killebrew from the Detroit Lions, according to a report by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Killebrew, 27, will join the Steelers on a one-year contract. The five-year NFL veteran has mostly been a special teams contributor with the Lions, where he’s spent his entire NFL career.
In five seasons with Detroit, Killebrew recorded 105 tackles, one tackle for loss, two quarterback hits, one interception and six passes defended.
Killebrew was originally a fourth-round pick of the Lions in the 2016 NFL Draft out of Southern Utah. He’s played in 78 NFL games and made four starts with the Lions,
The Steelers recently released starting inside linebacker Vince Williams, elevating Robert Spillane to the starting lineup. Killebrew will join Marcus Allen and Ulysees Gilbert III as backups at the inside linebacker position.