Steelers Make Decision On Terrell Edmunds' Future With Team

By Jason Hall

May 3, 2021

The Pittsburgh Steelers will reportedly decline the fifth-year option of starting safety Terrell Edmunds.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports the Steelers have declined the 2022 team option on Edmunds, a former No. 28 overall pick in 2018, which would have guaranteed $6.75 million if exercised.

Pittsburgh needed to make a decision on whether to exercise or decline Edmunds' fifth-year option prior to the league deadline on Monday (May 3.)

Last week, Pittsburgh exercised the option on starting free safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, who was also selected in the first-round of the 2018 NFL Draft at No. 11 overall by the Miami Dolphins and later traded to the Steelers in exchange for a first-round pick in 2019.

Fitzpatrick has earned first-team All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors during each of his first two seasons in Pittsburgh. Edmunds, on the other hand, has seen his usage decline to 84% of the Steelers' defensive snaps in 2020, TribLIVE reports.

Still, the 24-year-old safety graded as the NFL's 17th best among 64 safeties who played at least 569 snaps in 2020 and could use the decision as motivation to have a productive year in 2021 as he approaches free agency in the upcoming offseason.

Photo: Getty Images

Chat About Steelers Make Decision On Terrell Edmunds' Future With Team

Advertise With Us

For You

    Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeartRadio App.

    Connect

    © 2021 iHeartMedia, Inc.