The Steelers secured more depth on their defensive line by agreeing to terms with Daniel McCullers on a two-year contract. This is the second of their own defensive lineman the Steelers have secured, previously signing Tyson Alualu.
McCullers played in 15 games in 2018, starting one, and finished with three tackles and a sack. His only sack this season came when he took down Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes in Week 2.
McCullers was drafted by the Steelers in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. In his five seasons he has played in 57 games with two starts. He has 33 total tackles, two and a half sacks, five quarterback hits and a pass defense.
McCullers has previously stated the key for him is working on different aspects of his game, in particular the mental side of it.
“I want to continue to work on the fundamentals, my techniques, and the mental game,” said McCullers. “That is a big part of the league. You have to make sure you are mentally right for every game. I want to work on that. It can be tough at times, the mental part.”