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Former Steelers NT Javon Hargrave is headed to the Eagles on a three-year, $39M deal with $26M guaranteed.
The deal makes Hargrave the highest paid nose tackle in the NFL. He recorded 60 tackles and four sacks last season for the Steelers, and he’s only missed one game in four seasons. Philadelphia certainly paid a pretty penny for a guy that’s not going to provide them with the help they need in the secondary, however he’s a nice rotation piece for the defensive line.
Steelers defensive lineman Javon Hargrave led his team in tackles in Week 5 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He racked up 10 combined tackles in the game
Hargrave's previous high in tackles this season was three in Week 1. The Jaguars only threw 14 passes in the game while they ran the ball 37 times, giving Hargrave plenty of chances to tackle ball carriers near the line of scrimmage. He will look to keep it up against the Chiefs in Week 6.
Javon Hargrave was injured during Thursday's OTA practice. Little is known about the severity of the injury, with the exception that the second year nose-tackle walked off the field following the incident. Hargrave played in 15 games as a rookie, managing to solidify a spot at the top of the depth chart in 13 of 15.
Hargrave provided consistent production during his rookie campaign, especially considering the lack of depth at the defensive tackle position. The Steelers have addressed such personnel issues, bringing in former 10th overall draft selection Tyson Alualu of the Jacksonville Jaguars. While Daniel McCullers is the immediate backup, Alualu will certainly be called upon at some point this season. Look for Hargrave to receive a majority of the workload this year, barring a serious injury.