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Former Steelers First-Round Pick Traded



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Pittsburgh Steelers safety Terrell Edmunds on Jan. 9, 2022. -- Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

Former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Terrell Edmunds is on the move, as he has been traded from the Philadelphia Eagles to the Tennessee Titans.

Edmunds signed a 1-year, $2 million contract with the Eagles this offseason after playing under a 1-year, $2.54 million deal with Pittsburgh last year. But as a free agent for the second time, he sought greener pastures with the reigning Super Bowl champions. 

Edmunds played in seven games and made two starts in Philly and played every snap in each of the Eagles’ last two games, including a win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday night.

The Eagles are sending Edmunds, a 2024 fifth-round pick and a 2024 sixth-round pick to Tennesee in exchange for All-Pro safety Kevin Byard.

That means that Byard will not be on the schedule for the Steelers anymore, who play the Titans in Week 9 on Thursday Night Football. But Edmunds will be.

The team’s first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, Edmunds started 75 games over five seasons in Pittsburgh and finished his Steelers career with 410 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, nine quarterback hits, two sacks, five interceptions and five passes defended.

Edmunds said he wanted to continue his career in Pittsburgh but the side couldn’t reach a deal on a contract. Steelers general manager Omar Khan confirmed that the Steelers were interested in retaining him.

In Edmunds’ place, the Steelers re-signed Damontae Kazee and also added Keanu Neal to the mix, splitting his old role into two parts.