4 former Steelers who failed with new teams in 2023

There were a few prominent former Steelers sprinkled around the league in new threads for the 2023 season. It turns out the Steelers were right to let these players go.

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Devin Bush Barely Plays in Seattle

The former 10th-overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, Devin Bush failed to return to form after tearing his ACL in his sophomore season. The Steelers declined his fifth-year option and he hit the open market in 2023.

Bush landed in Seattle where he proceeded to start three games in the 13 games he played in. He played just 27% of the Seahawks defensive snaps to 38% of their special teams snaps. The former Wolverine had just 37 tackles, five for a loss, the lowest total of his career outside of 2020 when he hurt his knee.

Ironically, one of those starts was against the Steelers and Bush played his best game. He had 18 tackles against his former team, including one TFL. The Steelers won the game, but Bush certainly backed up his social media trash talk with his performance.

Two weeks earlier, Bush laughed at the Steelers on Twitter, now X, following Pittsburgh's admittedly embarrassing loss to the Indianapolis Colts. At the time, Bush had just 13 tackles and hadn't seen the field much at all.

Bush signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal with Seattle and it doesn't look like they have much reason to bring him back outside of one revenge performance. Still, he may be able to revive his career by learning from Bobby Wagner before he calls it a career if they decide to keep him.