Another one bites the dust. Well, if the dust means another member of the 2015 Pittsburgh Steelers has jettisoned via free agency, then yes, another one bites the dust. While the team saw both Steve McLendon and Kelvin Beachum leave for their own respective AFC teams Tuesday, today the Steelers found out Sean Spence has reportedly signed a one-year deal with the Tennessee Titans.
Titans announce they've signed Sean Spence. One-year deal, reportedly worth $2.5 million.— Jason Mackey (@Mackey_PGH) March 16, 2016
Of course, anytime a Steelers defensive player goes to Tennessee there will be the usual narrative of the player reuniting with long-time Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau. Most coaches wouldn't garner the same attention from potential free agents, but LeBeau is different. Players love playing for the man, and the fact Spence signed a one-year deal shows he wanted to go to Nashville over other potential suitors.
Spence will be remembered in Pittsburgh for his tremendous heart and dedication to coming back from such a horrific knee injury his rookie season. Spence was an inspiration to many when he suited up for the first time in 2014, and a was a large part of the team in 2015 when he filled in for Ryan Shazier's many injuries. Not to mention Spence's play on special teams.
Spence was a great team player, and will certainly be missed on the field, and in the locker room.