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Steelers sign defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi on a one-year deal

After a failed physical doomed an earlier deal with the Bears, Larry Ogunjobi has landed with the Steelers.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 12: Larry Ogunjobi #65 of the Cincinnati Bengals looks on during practice in preparation for Super Bowl LVI at UCLA's Drake Stadium on February 12, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. The Bengals will play against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI on February 13.   Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi will continue his tour of the AFC North by signing a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ogunjobi spent his first four seasons with the Cleveland Browns before recording a career-high seven sacks, a team-high 12 tackles for loss and 49 total tackles last season for the Cincinnati Bengals. This is the second time this offseason that Ogunjobi has agreed to a free-agent contract, signing a reported three-year, $40.5 million deal with the Chicago Bears in March before that deal fell through when he failed his medical revision.

Tuitt replacement

Ogunjobi started 16 games last season for the Bengals but suffered a season-ending right foot injury during a Wild Card round victory over the Las Vegas Raiders. He will replace the retired Stephon Tuitt as the third starter on the Steelers’ defensive line, along with Cameron Heyward and Tyson Alualu. He should help Pittsburgh improve a run defense that finished 32nd in the NFL last season in rushing yards allowed and 32nd in rushing yards per attempt.


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