PITTSBURGH – The Steelers have a need on the defensive line due to Stephon Tuitt’s unexpected retirement.
As it turns out, that need could be remedied, soon. Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, former Bengal Larry Ogunjobi has a scheduled visit with the Steelers on Tuesday.
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.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 21, 2022
Ogunjobi was one of the top free agents on the market back in March and he’s obviously still one of the biggest names available. Ogunjobi would’ve signed a three-year, $40.5 million deal with the Bears on the first day of free agency, but he failed a physical, which caused the deal to fall through.
The sixth-year player is coming off a career year in which he recorded a career-high 7.0 sacks, 12.0 tackles for loss, and 16 quarterback hits. At 27, Ogunjobi is in his prime and would be a major addition to the Steelers defense.
He won’t be cheap, either. But money isn’t an issue for the Steelers. They currently have the fourth-most cap space in the NFL at a tick over $23 million.
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