Steelers signal ex-Bengals DT Larry Ogunjobi to one-year deal

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Larry Ogunjobi‘s tour of the AFC North has reached its third cease: Pittsburgh.

Ogunjobi is headed to the Steel City, signing a one-year cope with the Steelers, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported. The workforce has since introduced the information.

Ogunjobi started his NFL profession as a third-round choose of the Browns in 2017 and developed into a high quality inside defensive lineman, showing in 60 video games (47 begins) for Cleveland between 2017 and 2020. He totaled 14.5 sacks, 180 tackles (29 for loss) and two compelled fumbles in that span earlier than transferring onto Cincinnati as a free-agent in 2021.

The former Charlotte 49ers standout quietly made an impression for the Bengals throughout his lone season spent alongside the financial institution of the Ohio River, recording a career-high seven sacks and 49 tackles (12 for loss) in 16 regular-season video games. His time with the Bengals got here to a untimely finish within the postseason when he suffered a foot damage in Cincinnati’s wild-card win over Las Vegas. The ailment required season-ending surgical procedure, and together with his contract expiring after the 2021 marketing campaign, he returned to the free-agent market in 2022.

Ogunjobi had initially agreed to a cope with the Chicago Bears early in free company, however failed a bodily, forcing the Bears to rescind their provide. Roughly two months later, Ogunjobi discovered a match in a division he is aware of fairly effectively and the Steelers add to their D-line following the retirement of Stephon Tuitt three weeks in the past.

Beyond the pair of annual conferences with the Steelers, Ogunjobi has further historical past with one present Steeler. Ogunjobi was concerned within the melee between the Browns and Steelers close to the top of their Thursday night time assembly within the 2019 season, which noticed Ogunjobi shove Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and drew a one-game suspension for the defender.

With that incident effectively behind them, Ogunjobi will commerce his Bengals uniform for the black and gold of the Steelers.


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