Larry Ogunjobi's one-year deal with Pittsburgh Steelers worth up to $8M with incentives

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Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi (65) tackles Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams (31) in the first quarter during a Week 17 NFL game, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.
Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi (65) tackles Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams (31) in the first quarter during a Week 17 NFL game, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.

Free-agent defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi's one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers is worth up to $8 million including incentives, according to a report Thursday via Twitter from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

On Tuesday, the team announced that Ogunjobi signed for one year, but terms were not announced.

From Rapoport via Twitter:

In March, Ogunjobi thanked Cincinnati for his one season with the Bengals after playing his first four NFL seasons for the Cleveland Browns. Ogunjobi started all 16 games in which he played for Cincinnati during the 2021 season, in addition to the Bengals' first playoff game.

Ogunjobi was expected to sign a three-year, $40.5 million deal with the Chicago Bears in March. But the Bears announced days later that they weren't signing Ogunjobi because he failed a physical.

Social media reactions to Ogunjobi's one-year deal with Pittsburgh, including from The Enquirer's Kelsey Conway:

Ogunjobi had a fumble recovery after Trey Hendrickson's strip-sack of Raiders quarterback Derek Carr to set up a field goal by Evan McPherson during the Bengals' playoff win against Las Vegas.

Ogunjobi was injured later in the game - carted off the field with a foot injury during the third quarter. The Bengals placed him on injured reserve.

Conway wrote in March that it was unlikely the Bengals were going to be able to re-sign Ogunjobi because of the market price, making their move to re-sign DT B.J. Hill an important one.

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This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Larry Ogunjobi signs one-year deal with Pittsburgh Steelers