Update: Ed Bouchette is reporting Moats' deal is for $7.5 million over three years.
Confirmed Moats 3-year deal with Steelers is $7.5 M— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) March 9, 2015
Steeler Nation, I'm proud to announce that my family and I will be staying in Pittsburgh! #GoSteelers!— Arthur Moats (@dabody52) March 9, 2015
Arthur Moats got excited Monday afternoon.
Considering the subject of his tweet, it would seem fair to assume the Steelers have re-signed the pending free agent outside linebacker.
No terms of his deal were immediately available.
Moats has been considered the likely replacement for Jason Worilds, who's expected to sign elsewhere when the signing period of free agency begins at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
He played well in spot duty in 2014, his first season with the Steelers. He played inside and outside linebacker for the Bills prior to that.
The move gives the Steelers their second experienced outside linebacker on the 2015 roster. Right now, he can be penciled in as the team's starting left outside linebacker - a role that's been held by Worilds or LaMarr Woodley for the last seven seasons.
Moats had four sacks in his limited role, and has position versatility should the team look at expanding his role in the future. Pittsburgh's sack and pressure numbers have been no better than average over the last few seasons, and even with Moats's signing, it's expected they'll bring in another pass rusher via the draft.