Steelers’ Stephon Tuitt Tears Biceps One Day After Signing $61 Million Extension

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The Steelers may have recorded a season-opening win against the Browns on Sunday, but it sure feels like a loss on Monday morning. Just two days after locking up defensive end Stephon Tuitt with a big fat contract extension, the team is making plans to go without him for the remainder of the 2017 season.

Not even visiting teams are safe from the Cleveland curse.

On Saturday the 24-year-old Tuitt signed what ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported to be a six-year $61 million contract extension with the Steelers. On Sunday, he exited Pittsburgh’s game against the Browns in the first half with an injury to his left arm. He was replaced by free Tyson Alualu, whom the Steelers signed earlier this year.

Tuitt will undergo an MRI on Monday. However, the team fears he tore his biceps, which would rule him out for the rest of the season.

If their fears come to pass, the Steelers defense will take a pretty big hit. Over the last two years Tuitt, the 46th overall pick in 2014, has averaged six sacks, 38 tackles, and 14 assists per 16 games.

Hopefully, for Tuitt’s sake, a decent-sized chunk of that $61 million extension was guaranteed.

Hat Tip – [theScore]

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