Steelers Sign DT Larry Ogunjobi To One-Year Deal Worth Up To $8M


According to Ian Rapoport, new Steelers DT Larry Ogunjobi‘s deal is worth up to $8 million for one year. 

It’s a far cry from the $40+ million Ogunjobi signed for earlier this offseason but it does give him a chance to get healthy, rehab his value and take a stab at free agency again next offseason. 

Adam Schefter reports that the Steelers have signed veteran DT Larry Ogunjobi to a one-year contract on Tuesday. 

Larry Ogunjobi

Ogunjobi visited with the Steelers today so it was clear that a deal could be reached at some point in the near future. 

The veteran had a $40+ million deal voided with the Bears earlier this offseason due to a failed physical related to his surgically repaired foot. However, he should fill a big hole for the Steelers on the defensive line if he’s healthy. 

Ogunjobi was expected to receive a three-year, $40.5 million deal with $26.35 million of that guaranteed. 

He’s also visited with the Jets this offseason. 

Ogunjobi, 27, is a former third-round pick of the Browns back in 2017. He played out the final year of his four-year, $3.90 million contract and made a base salary of $997,794 for the 2020 season. 

Ogunjobi was testing the open market for the first time in his NFL career in 2021 when he signed a one-year deal with the Bengals. He signed a three-year, $40.5 million deal with the Bears but unfortunately had it fall through after the team failed him on a physical. 

In 2021, Ogunjobi appeared in 16 games for the Bengals and recorded 49 total tackles, 12 tackles for loss and seven sacks.

We have him included in our Top Available 2022 NFL Free Agents list. 

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