As the Steelers' preseason tilt against the host Eagles played out on Thursday night, the Pittsburgh front office also pulled off a trade for a former Pro Bowl linebacker.
The Steelers have agreed to a trade with the Jaguars for linebacker Joe Schobert, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. Pittsburgh will send a 2022 sixth-round draft pick to Jacksonville for the veteran, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The trade was announced by both teams Saturday.
A presumed starter for the Jaguars, Schobert is now suddenly returning to the AFC North where he began his career with four years for the Cleveland Browns, including a 2017 Pro Bowl campaign.
In an offseason in which trade talk has been bandied about regarding Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew and cornerback C.J. Henderson, first-year Jacksonville head coach Urban Meyer is shipping out Schobert after just one season with the franchise.
Schobert inked a lucrative five-year, $53.8 million deal with the Jaguars ahead of the 2020 campaign, but that was, of course, under a different regime. He's due $7.3 million in 2021 but carries no dead cap hit after this season.