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New Steelers LB Jaylon Smith ready to embrace his role in Pittsburgh

The former Pro Bowler is ready to do whatever is needed

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The Steelers added to their inside linebacker room late last night, signing former Cowboys Pro Bowler Jaylon Smith. Smith had spent time this season with the Las Vegas Raiders, appearing in just one regular season game.

Now after arriving in Pittsburgh, the veteran says he is ready for whatever role is assigned to him.

“I don’t know what the role’s going to be,” Smith said. “[What] I’m going to do is make sure I’m ready for whatever. I’m a guy that’s got experience, and I know I can still add a lot of value to a team.”

Smith added that he understands and respects the history of playing in Pittsburgh on a Steelers’ defense.

“Being here in Pittsburgh, I understand the Steel Curtain tradition and for me it’s just about giving it all I got, applying pressure, and just adding value.”

It is yet to be determined if Smith will be active this week against the Seahawks.