The Steelers have brought back two of their own unrestricted free agents in the last two days.
Wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery returned to the team on Wednesday and Thursday brings news that offensive lineman Trai Essex’s has re-signed with the Steelers. Essex broke the news on his Twitter account that he’ll remain with the team that drafted him in the third round of the 2005 Draft.
Essex played all five positions on the line at various points in the 2011 season and started three times. He wasn’t particuarly impressive at any of those slots, although he’s best suited to an interior role, but his versatility is nice to have in reserve on a line that hasn’t had much luck staying healthy in recent seasons.
Even with Essex back in the fold, offensive line still figures to be a place where the Steelers look to add players via the draft.