Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Myles Jack cleared waivers on Friday after he was released by the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, and according to a report by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, there is mutual interest in a reunion.
Jack, who spent the 2022 season with Pittsburgh, was released by the Steelers in March. After being a free agent for most of the summer, and contemplating leaving football for a trade, he signed with the Eagles on Aug. 6.
Jack lasted just a few weeks with the Eagles, when he decided to retire from football on Aug. 20. When he did so, the Eagles put him on the reserve/retired list, retaining his rights. They decided to release him on Thursday, putting him through waivers. With Jack cleared, he is eligible to sign with any team.
The Steelers are reeling at inside linebacker, where they lost starters Cole Holcomb and Kwon Alexander in consecutive weeks to season-ending injuries.
Elandon Roberts and Mykal Walker are expected to start for the Steelers against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, with Mark Robinson also expected to play a large role. Tariq Carpenter is expected to be elevated from the practice squad for the second consecutive week for a largely special teams role.
The Steelers signed Tyler Murray, a free-agent rookie who had been with the Cincinnati Bengals in training camp, to fill one vacant slot on their practice squad.
Jack, 28, played in 15 games and made 13 starts for the Steelers last year. He led the Steelers in tackles with 104 last season, and also had three tackles for loss, three passes defended and one quarterback hit.
A second-round draft pick out of UCLA by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2016, Jack spent six seasons with the Jaguars before joining the Steelers as a free agent in 2022.
Since his retirement, Jack and his mother LaSonjia became the owners of the Allen (Texas) Americans of the ECHL, becoming the first African-American majority owner of a professional hockey team.