Reports from last night mentioned that Tuitt could be out for the season, but a source tells Rapoport: “He’s OK.”
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Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Steelers fear DE Stephon Tuitt has a tore his biceps. Tuitt will undergo an MRI on Monday, but if the tests show he does, in fact, have a biceps tear, his season would be over.
Tuitt just signed a brand new five-year extension worth $60 million with the Steelers yesterday, so this would be very disappointing news for both parties.
Should tests confirm that Tuitt has a biceps tear, the Steelers would place him on injured reserve and look to add someone of their roster.
Tuitt, 24, is a former second-round pick of the Steelers back in 2014. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $4,609,444 rookie contract and was set to make a base salary of $1,048,560 for the 2017 season when he agreed to his new deal.
In 2016, Tuitt appeared in 14 games for the Steelers and recorded 37 tackles, four sacks, two forced fumbles and three pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 20 interior defensive lineman out of 127 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Tuitt’s injury as the news is available.