golden marcus he goes from “Pittsburgh West” to the team he actually wears in black and gold. previous cardinals Outside linebacker has reached a one-year deal with the steelers, according to ESPN.
The 32-year veteran will join a talented group of outside linebackers that includes 2021 nfl defensive player of the year tj wattfour year veteran alex blacksmith and newbie nick herbig. Watt posted 77.5 sacks during his first six seasons in Pittsburgh; Highsmith is coming off a 2022 season that saw him record a career-high 14.5 sacks; and Herbig had 20 sacks during his last two years at Wisconsin.
Golden, who was released by the Cardinals on March 10, had just 2.5 sacks last season but recorded 11 sacks in 2021, the second-highest total of his career.
A second-round pick in 2015, Golden spent his first four seasons with the Cardinals before signing with the giants in 2019. In 2020, Golden was traded from New York to Arizona in exchange for a 2021 sixth-round pick that New York used to draft cornerback Rodario Williams.
Golden, who posted a career-high 12.5 sacks in 2016, has 47 career sacks in 111 regular-season games. He also has 11 career forced fumbles, 323 tackles and 61 tackles for loss.
Golden is the latest notable free agent the Steelers have signed this offseason. Pittsburgh previously signed the eight-time Pro Bowl cornerback patrick petersonformer Eagles starting offensive lineman isaac seumaloinside linebackers Cole Holcomb and elandon robertsand security Keanu Nealamong others.