Steelers’ Stephon Tuitt Tears Biceps One Day After Signing $61 Million Extension
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.
Steelers DE Stephon Tuitt signed $61M deal Saturday. Today team fears he tore his biceps. Monday is MRI. If torn, his season would be over.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 11, 2017
Hopefully, for Tuitt’s sake, a decent-sized chunk of that $61 million extension was guaranteed.
Hat Tip – [theScore]