The Steelers have re-signed nose tackle Montravius Adams to a 2-year, $5 million extension according to a report by Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Adams came over to the Steelers last year after they signed him off the New Orleans Saints practice squad. In his five games with the Steelers, Adams put up 14 pressures, 5 QB Hits, and 8 tackles overall. He now likely slots in behind starting nose tackle Tyson Alualu as the backup nose tackle.
Adams is a veteran who has played with Green Bay, New England, New Orleans, and now finds himself having an extended stay in Pittsburgh. He came out of Auburn in the 2017 NFL Draft and was drafted in the third round by the Packers. This is his first multi-year extension with a team in the NFL outside of his rookie contract.
The Steelers’ defensive line now is starting to build something with depth and top-end players. With Cam Heyward and Alualu, they will return at least two of the starters. Chris Wormley, Isaiahh Loudermilk, Carlos Davis, Herny Mondeaux, and now Adams all have experience in the system along the defensive line. The looming question over Stephon Tuitt will be the big one to answer. If he returns, this is a deep defensive line that could be one of the best in the NFL.