Sean Davis to re-sign with Steelers
Fifth-year veteran safety Sean Davis signed a one-year contract with the Washington Football Team along with a $2 million bonus during the offseason. However, he failed to impress in training camp and was one of the players who was eventually cut from the team. Shortly after the release, his old team — the Pittsburgh Steelers — picked him up and will be re-signing him for the upcoming season.
ESPN Senior NFL insider Adam Schefter reported the news on Twitter:
Former Steelers' S Sean Davis, whom left Pittsburgh to get a $2 million bonus from Washington only to be released this weekend, is re-signing with Pittsburgh, per @RosenhausSports.
Also: Cowboys are re-signing CB C.J. Goodwin.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 6, 2020
The Steelers were the same team that gave him a chance after drafting him 58th overall in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He mainly rotated in the starting nickel back and strong safety positions for the team’s defensive rotation in his rookie season.
The Maryland product remained to be a regular starter for the team but eventually moved to the free safety position as his career went by. He stayed for four seasons from 2016 until 2019 and tallied a total of 247 total tackles, 2.5 sacks, 5 interceptions and a forced fumble for the Steelers.
His new role in his second stint with the Steelers is still yet to be determined as he is set to join a loaded defensive rotation this time around. He will enter a safety room that includes 2019 Pro Bowler Minkah Fitzpatrick, veteran journeymen Jordan Dangerfield and Curtis Riley, along with third-year players Terrell Edmunds and Marcus Allen.
Hopefully, Davis can capitalize on the second opportunity given to him and contribute to the playoff aspirations of the Steelers in the upcoming season.
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