The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping to cement their defensive front in 2022 and they’ve signed former Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns defensive end Larry Ogunjobi as part of their effort.

Adam Schefter announced the one-year deal on Tuesday.

“Former Bengals’ DT Larry Ogunjobi has signed a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers, per source,” Schefter said. “Ogunjobi now will have played for the Browns, Bengals, and Steelers, leaving the Ravens as the lone Ogunjobi-less AFC North team.”

Originally selected by the Browns in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, Ogunjobi spent four seasons with the team before signing a one-year deal with the Bengals in 2021. He started 16 games for Cincy, recording a career-high seven sacks, 49 tackles, and a team-high 12 tackles for loss. During the Bengals’ playoff game against the Raiders, he suffered a foot injury that required surgery and caused him to miss the rest of the team’s run to the Super Bowl.

Initially reported to have signed with the Chicago Bears this offseason, Ogunjobi failed the team’s conditional physical and they rescinded the offer. Clearly, that wasn’t an issue for the Steelers.

The defensive tackle has 229 tackles and 21.5 sacks in his career.

The only thing left for Ogunjobi to do after this upcoming season is sign with the Baltimore Ravens, completing the NFC North gauntlet that he’s apparently running.

[Adam Schefter]

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