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Pittsburgh Steelers sign linebacker Robert Spillane to one-year contract

Nov 1, 2020; Baltimore, Maryland, USA;  Robert Spillane of the Pittsburgh Steelers returns an interception for a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens in the first quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitchell Layton-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 1, 2020; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Robert Spillane of the Pittsburgh Steelers returns an interception for a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens in the first quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitchell Layton-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Robert Spillane signed a one-year contract worth $850,000, the team announced Wednesday.

Spillane, 25, recorded 45 tackles, two sacks and an interception returned for a touchdown in 12 games (seven starts) last season. He moved into the starting lineup after fellow linebacker Devin Bush sustained a season-ending knee injury in mid-October.

Spillane suffered a knee injury of his own just six days after linebacker Bud Dupree tore his right ACL in a Dec. 2 win against the Baltimore Ravens.

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Spillane returned from the injury and made nine tackles in the Steelers’ 48-37 loss to the Cleveland Browns in the AFC wild-card game on Jan. 10.

–Field Level Media