Steelers’ Devin Bush Has Torn ACL

The Steelers picked up a dominant 38-7 win over the Browns on Sunday, but they didn’t escape the rivalry game unscathed. Linebacker Devin Bush indeed tore his ACL and will be done for the season, a source told Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (Twitter link).

Bush started 15 games as a rookie last year and every game so far this season, so it’s a huge loss. In fact, the tenth overall pick of last year’s draft had played every snap this season before going down. Pittsburgh’s defense has been the driving force behind their perfect 5-0 start, and it won’t be easy to replace him. Robert Spillane, a 2018 UDFA who plays almost entirely on special teams, filled in after Bush got hurt.

The Steelers were allowing only 3.3 yards per carry, the second best figure in the league, entering Sunday. They completely shutdown Kareem Hunt and Cleveland’s vaunted rushing attack, but slowing down opponent ground games will be a lot more difficult without Bush in the middle of the field.

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19 comments on “Steelers’ Devin Bush Has Torn ACL

  1. deal1122

    Huge loss for the Steelers. It was pretty nice though watching Pittsburgh put the Browns back in their place after all the crap browns fans talked this week. Crickets from them now… zzzzzzzzzz

  2. jonnyzuck

    I wonder if Avery Williamson from the Jets could be a trade target to fill in for Bush

  3. mbgutt

    They need to find someone else to trade for. They are a contender. Other than Ben, Bush was the guy they could least afford to lose

  4. TJECK109

    This is going to be like trying to replace Shazier. This isn’t like replacing a punter or a RB or WR.

  5. steelerbravenation

    Bring back a Barron. Sure Denver would let him go for a late round pick & he played well for the Steelers

    • leefieux

      He did NOT play well for the Steelers. Why do you think that they let him go?

      • steelerbravenation

        He played fine for them they let him go to get under the cap
        He played in 69% of the defensive snaps that year & he knows the system

  6. ElGaupo77
    ElGaupo77

    Easiest position to replace AND they have two decent replacements in Spillane and Ulysses Gilbert III. UG3 could be a star

    • deal1122

      MLB is BY FAR not the easiest position to replace, especially with a player like Bush. Did you not see how hard it was for Pittsburgh to replace Shazier? What are you talking about?

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