Sylvester, who stands at 6’2″ and weighs in at 231 pounds, has played the last four seasons for the Steelers mainly on special teams. The former fifth-round pick (2010) has appeared in 50 games in his NFL career and has lined up at both inside and outside linebacker. Sylvester was a three-time Mountain West Conference honoree in college playing at Utah. Stevenson, who turns 26 on Friday, gives the Bills another player to compete at LB following the loss of Kiko Alonso to a season-ending knee injury. One would expect Sylvester to push Ty Powell and rookie Randell Johnson for a role on special teams.
Caussin has been with the Bills for four years but has not played in an NFL game since 2011 thanks in large part to injuries.