Sources: Steelers sign former Eagles G Seumalo

Brooke PryorESPN Staff Writer11:54 PM ET2 Minute Read

The Pittsburgh Steelers reinforced their offensive line Saturday night, gaining a full-time starter from across the state.

Former Philadelphia Eagles guard Isaac Seumalo has signed a three-year contract with Pittsburgh, sources told ESPN.

Seumalo is the Steelers’ second offensive line to be signed at freehand and joins Nate Herbig, who spent three years with the Eagles before spending a year with the New York Jets. Both Herbig and Seumalo have ties to Andy Weidl, the Steelers’ first-year assistant general manager, who spent six seasons in the Eagles’ front office, including three as vice president of player personnel.

A left guard for most of his career, Seumalo switched to right guard for the 2022 season and offers the Steelers flexibility inside the line. His addition also creates additional competition for third-year lineman Kevin Dotson for a starting spot at left guard or even James Daniels for right guard.

Seumalo missed significant time through the 2020 and 2021 seasons due to injuries, but bounced back to play all 17 regular-season games for the Eagles in 2022 and was part of a unit that finished second in ESPN’s run-block win rate (75% ) and fifth in rushing was yards per game (147.6).

He has the foot speed to deflect defenders and the body control to fend off power rushers and create a solid base in the pocket. His 93.6% pass block win rate ranked 15th among all guards this season, while his run block win rate ranked 20th.

Seumalo, 29, was a 2016 third-round draft pick for the Oregon State Eagles. He’s started 60 games in seven seasons in Philadelphia and helped form one of the better offensive lines in football at that stretch.

He is credited with helping create the game plan in the offensive line room along with position coach Jeff Stoutland and center Jason Kelce.

ESPN writers Tim McManus and Matt Bowen contributed to this report.


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