Report: Larry Ogunjobi’s deal with Steelers worth up to $8 million

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Back in March, defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi agreed to a reported three-year deal worth $40.5 million with the Bears.

But then Ogunjobi wasn’t able to pass a physical due to his foot injury suffered in Cincinnati’s playoff victory over Las Vegas in January. The Bears subsequently did not finalize Ogunjobi’s signing.

So Ogunjobi went back on the open market and just agreed to a one-year deal with the Steelers this week.

And the foot injury cost him plenty in this year’s free-agent cycle.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Ogunjobi’s contract with the Steelers is worth up to $8 million, including incentives. That’s a far cry from the $13.5 million average he was set to make with the Bears.

Ogunjobi spent his first four years with Cleveland before signing with Cincinnati as a free agent last year. He set a career-highs with 7.0 sacks, 12 tackles for loss, and 16 quarterback hits in 2021.

7 responses to “Report: Larry Ogunjobi’s deal with Steelers worth up to $8 million

  1. The Steelers are really going to have to overpay if they want to find any players willing to join their roster.

  2. Larry is a beast if used correctly. Not sure if Steeler D is same as Bengals. He will be missed in the Natti. Great pick up for the Steelers. You guys just got a steal. He won’t disappoint in the Burg. Big loser here in this deal is the Bears. Should have signed him.

  3. If this guy can stay healthy he could possibly make up for the loss of Tuitt.

  4. For the cost, the risk is minimal. To be honest, the Steelers did an amazing job filling holes at CB, LB, OL and this one with minor costing deals.

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