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Steelers Bring Back Tackle Trai Essex

The Steelers re-signed tackle/guard Trai Essex today to a one-year contract Monday afternoon, putting more beef on their O-line, an area that has been beat up recently with injuries.

Essex was a third-round Steelers pick of the 2005 NFL draft. He started 25 games, some at tackle, some at guard. He opened the 2009 season He won the job and started all 16 games at right guard in 2009 and opened last season there. However, he sprained an ankle in the second game, returned to start three more games at mid-season but then lost his starting job to Ramon Foster.

Essex became an unrestricted free agent this year.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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