Devin Bush Jr.
LB - PIT
Week 12 Outlook
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Steelers have declined the fifth-year option of veteran linebacker Devin Bush.
Bush, who has continued to battle through injury and stretches of inefficient play, had his fifth-year option declined by the Steelers on Monday. The now fourth-year pro had a breakout rookie season before regressing each of the past two seasons posting just three sacks, seven pass breakups, and 96 combined tackles across 19 games. Each mark lower than his rookie season.
Steelers LB Devin Bush is on schedule in his recovery from a torn ACL.
“I’m feeling stronger week by week, and I’m just trying to get ready physically for next year — especially for camp," he said. Bush tore his ACL back in Week 6 and it proved to be a significant blow to Pittsburgh's defense. The No. 10 overall pick from 2019 should be ready to go for training camp if he can avoid setbacks.
Steelers LB Devin Bush tore his ACL in the team's Week 6 win over the Browns.
He'll undergo season-ending surgery. The No. 10 overall pick from the 2019 draft was a vital part of Pittsburgh's vaunted defense this season. He should have a chance at being ready for Week 1 of the 2021 campaign.
Devin Bush logged four solo tackles, two of which were for a loss, while the Steelers lost to the Bills, 17-10.
Bush again had a minimal impact on this game from a fantasy standpoint and should no longer be relied upon for these last two weeks. Unless drastic changes occur in Week 16 against the Jets, you can be comfortable leaving him on your bench.
Devin Bush recorded a meager stat line of just two assisted tackles in a 23-17 win over the Cardinals.
Bush's impact likely has a lot to do with his snap count, which has been drastically trending downwards in the last five weeks. After playing 50 or more snaps from Weeks 1 to 8, Bush has eclipsed that benchmark only once since then. While it might just be a coaches' decision to utilize more of a rotation rather than an actual decline in productivity, the fact remains that Bush's statistics have decreased significantly. He's not a must-play next Sunday against the Bills.