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Stevenson Sylvester | Linebacker

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/18/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 231
College: Utah
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Steelers re-signed ILB Stevenson Sylvester.
Sylvester was cut by the Steelers just before Week 1, but they've grown sour on Kion Wilson. Wed, Oct 9, 2013 10:38:00 AM

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Lions worked out free agent LB Stevenson Sylvester.

Sylvester was part of the Steelers' final cuts. The 2010 fifth-round pick has appeared in 41 career games, making 22 tackles as a special teams player.
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 06:16:00 PM

Steelers re-signed ILB Stevenson Sylvester to a one-year contract.

A 2010 fifth-round pick, Sylvester wasn't tendered as a restricted free agent after last season. He's back to play on special teams and serve as depth behind Lawrence Timmons and Larry Foote. Sylvester recorded just one tackle in 10 games last year.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 10:50:00 AM

Steelers failed to tender restricted free agents ILB Stevenson Sylvester and P Jeremy Kapinos, making them unrestricted free agents.

The Steelers will move forward with Drew Butler at punter. Sylvester appeared in six games last season, all on special teams. He didn't record a single tackle and is probably done in Pittsburgh, barring a re-signing for the league minimum.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Mar 9, 2013 04:01:00 PM

Steelers ILB Stevenson Sylvester is out 3-4 weeks with a torn MCL.

He's unlikely to be ready for Week 1. Sylvester's injury opens the door for impressive rookie Sean Spence to back up Larry Foote. Sylvester appeared in just three games on defense last year. He had four special teams tackles.
Sun, Aug 19, 2012 06:36:00 PM

Steelers ILB Stevenson Sylvester is in the mix as the long-term successor to James Farrior.

Farrior was cut in March, leaving a void at "buck" linebacker. Foote is the favorite as his replacement, but the 31-year-old would be a short-term fix. "Sly," meanwhile, was a fifth-round pick in 2010 and has contributed mainly on special teams so far, playing only 35 defensive snaps in 2011. He'll compete for a top reserve role with Pittsburgh's inevitable rookies at the position.
Sun, Apr 15, 2012 11:50:00 AM

Steelers signed fifth-round LB Stevenson Sylvester to a multi-year contract.

An outside linebacker at Utah, Sylvester is moving to the inside mack spot with the Steelers. Along with second-rounder Jason Worilds and fourth-rounder Thaddeus Gibson, he'll be charged with improving the Steelers' leaky kickoff coverage unit.
Tue, Jun 15, 2010 03:09:00 PM

Steelers selected Utah LB Stevenson Sylvester with the No. 166 overall pick in the 2010 draft.

Sylvester was a productive outside linebacker at Utah, but he's limited as an NFL prospect. Never much of a pass rusher, the Steelers can hope he helps fix their awful kickoff coverage units.
Sat, Apr 24, 2010 02:17:00 PM

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