Pittsburgh Steelers sign DT Larry Ogunjobi a 1-year deal

Pittsburgh Steelers sign DT Larry Ogunjobi a 1-year deal

Former Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi A one-year contract was signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers Tuesday

The Steelers have not disclosed the financial terms.

Ogunjobi will now have played for the Cleveland BrownsSteelers and Bengals, which are leaving the Baltimore Ravens As the only AFC North team to not have him on their roster.

Ogunjobi also visited the New York Jets Since his $30.5 million, three-year deal with The Chicago Bears fell apart after he failed his physical on March 18. Ogunjobi was not allowed to be identified by the Bears, but he did have offseason surgery for a right-foot injury.

Steelers were in dire need of defensive line depth after the retirement of Stephon Tuitt This offseason, Ogunjobi was a key player. Ogunjobi, the Steelers' primary focus after last season's league-low run defense, will be crucial in stopping the run. Ogunjobi was a Cincinnati Bengals defensive back who had 12 tackles. He has 41 career tackles.

Ogunjobi has some history with the Steelers. Ogunjobi was involved in the on-field altercation that occurred between Browns' defensive end. Myles Garrett Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph One game was suspended.

Ogunjobi played a key role in the Bengals' transformation from having the lowest number of sacks in the NFL in 2020 to being 11th in 2021. He also registered a career high of seven, which tied for the third most interior defensive linemen according to ESPN Stats and Information research.

Last season, his sack total was almost half of the total he had over four seasons with Browns (14.5).

Ogunjobi (28), missed Cincinnati's Super Bowl LVI run after injuring his foot during the wild-card win against the Patriots. Las Vegas Raiders.

Overall, the 2017 third round draft pick has 21.5 career-sacks with 229 tackles. There are also 2 forced fumbles.

This report was contributed by Ben Baby and Brooke Pryor, ESPN.

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