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Contract Details For Steelers Larry Ogunjobi Released

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Contract Details For Steelers Larry Ogunjobi Released

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed former Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle, Larry Ogunjobi yesterday. Today, Ian Rapoport released more details about his one year deal with the team. Ogunjobi can earn up to $8 million in 2022.

“The #Steelers are giving former #Bengals DT Larry Ogunjobi a one-year deal worth up to $8M including incentives, source said. After an unfortunate free agency situation with the #Bears, Ogunjobi’s foot has improved and he now has another chance to cash in next free agency.”

The defensive tackle originally signed a 3-year, $40.5 million deal with the Chicago Bears back in March. A failed physical led to the Bears rescinding their offer and Ogunjobi putting pen to paper with the Steelers just yesterday. According to a report from Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette the Steelers expect Ogunjobi to be ready for training camp. As it was believed Ogunjobi had lisfrac surgery in January.

Ogunjobi played his first four seasons with the Browns and went on to play for the Bengals on a one year contract in 2021. He has missed just five games in his NFL career, but is coming off of foot surgery. Per Rapoport, his foot has healed and he is ready to go.

Steelers Larry Ogunjobi

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Ogunjobi had a career high seven sacks last season with the Bengals and will look to improve on his 2021 success. Five of his seven sacks came against AFC foes including a 1.5 sack performance against the Baltimore Ravens.

It remains to be known which part of the deal is guaranteed and what is base is. It will be interesting to see exactly what the incentives are. Those details will be released soon and we will have the update here at Steelers Nation.

 

What do you think about the 1-year, potential $8 million deal for Ogunjobi? Let us know in the comments below!

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  1. Michael Marshall

    June 23, 2022 at 3:01 pm

    It’s a good deal for both him and The Steelers. Low risk, high reward. We needed an additional presence along the Defensive Line. It’s a stop gap measure to get through the upcoming Season.

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