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Jacob Roach

Around the North: Steelers extend stand out pass rusher Alex Highsmith

On the same day as the Browns rookies and quarterbacks report for the 2023 training camp, the rival Pittsburgh Steelers have extended one of their own. Highsmith had a breakout season last year with the Steelers when he tallied 14.5 sacks after he had six sacks in the previous season.

The impressive part of his season last year was he played a lot of the season without star rusher Tj Watt opposite him. If Highsmith replicates his production this year with Watt back healthy opposite him the Steelers defensive line could be a major problem for the Cleveland Browns and the rest of the AFC North.

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