Pittsburgh Steelers sign DT Larry Ogunjobi to one-year deal

Former Cincinnati Bengals protective take on Larry Ogunjobi signed a one-year handle the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday.

The Steelers did not divulge monetary regards to the agreement.

Ogunjobi now will have bet the Cleveland Browns, Bengals and Steelers, leaving the Baltimore Ravens as the only AFC North group not to have had him on their lineup.

Ogunjobi had actually likewise checked out the New York Jets considering that his three-year, $40.5 million handle the Chicago Bears broke down after he failed his physical on March 18. The Bears would not state why he stopped working the physical, however Ogunjobi did go through offseason surgical treatment to fix a best foot injury.

The Steelers had a glaring requirement for protective line depth after the retirement of Stephon Tuitt previously this offseason. Ogunjobi will be crucial in stopping the run, a significant focus of the 2022 Steelers after the run defense ended up last in the league a season back. Ogunjobi had 12 takes on for loss last season in Cincinnati and has 41 in his profession.

Ogunjobi has a little history with the Steelers. He was associated with the 2019 on-field run-in in between Browns protective end Myles Garrett and Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and was suspended one video game.

Last season, Ogunjobi belonged to the overhaul that assisted the Bengals go from the most affordable sack overall in the NFL in 2020 to 11th in 2021, signing up a career-high 7, which was connected for the 3rd the majority of any interior protective lineman, according to ESPN Stats & Information research study.

His sack overall last season was almost half of his combined overall over 4 seasons with the Browns (14.5).

Ogunjobi, 28, missed out on the majority of Cincinnati’s go to Super Bowl LVI after he suffered a season-ending foot injury in the wild-card success versus the Las Vegas Raiders.

Overall, the 2017 third-round draft choice has 21.5 profession sacks with 229 takes on and 2 forced fumbles.

ESPN’s Brooke Pryor and Ben Baby added to this report.

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