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Former Bengals DT Larry Ogunjobi to Visit Steelers Tuesday, per Sources

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Former Bengals DT Larry Ogunjobi to Visit Steelers Tuesday, per Sources

The Pittsburgh Steelers are bringing in former Cincinnati Bengals DT Larry Ogunjobi for a visit on Tuesday, per ESPN‘s Adam Schefter.

Former Bengals’ DT Larry Ogunjobi, who had seven sacks last season, is visiting today with the Pittsburgh Steelers, per source. He recently visited with the New York Jets.

The Bears originally agreed to a three-year, $40.5 million deal with Ogunjobi on the first day of free agency, but the deal ended up falling through after he failed his physical. The 27-year old was drafted by the Browns in 2017 and moved downstate last offseason, signing with the Bengals on a one-year deal. He’s coming off a career year in his lone season with the AFC champion Bengals.

“As I said before, Larry Ogunjobi embodies everything we are looking for in a Bear. He is a special person and player,” Poles said at the time. “… Unfortunately, we are not signing him today. This is difficult and it is emotional for everyone involved, but ultimately is what is in the best interest of protecting the Chicago Bears.”

Ogunjobi underwent surgery to repair a right foot injury sustained in the third quarter of the Bengals’ wild-card win over the Las Vegas Raiders. He tweeted Jan. 20 that his surgery was “a success.”

Ogunjobi last worked out for the New York Jets but did not get offered a contract. The Steelers are reeling at defensive tackle, as they need a replacement for recently retired DT Stephon Tuitt. As SteelerNation predicted just a few days ago, the team could use someone like Ogunjobi on the defensive line to provide experienced interior presence.

Ogunjobi is coming off a career high seven sacks in 2021 and tied his career high in Pro Football Reference‘s Approximate Value Score at an 8. He is still young at just 28 and only five years young into his career, but has been around enough to be a game-changer for the Steelers.

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I'm Anthony "Rav" Ravasio and I'm a Pittsburgh native currently at Arizona State University studying sports journalism. I attended North Catholic High School in Cranberry and grew up cheering for these Steelers the whole way through. In my spare time, I love to spend time with friends or family, as well as grow my knowledge for sports in many different ways! Follow me on Twitter @anthonyravasio

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  1. Don Ravasio

    June 21, 2022 at 10:53 am

    He would be a great add for this already stacked defense

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