Essex was among the 21 players cut by the Steelers Friday as the team settled on a 53-man roster.|||||||
Essex played 76 games over seven seasons with Pittsburgh, including 28 starts.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed Essex to a one-year contract.|||||||
Essex, an unrestricted free agent, spent the first six seasons of his career with the Steelers. He started five games in 2010 for the defending AFC champions.
Essex remains out for Pittsburgh due to an ankle injury.|||||||
He will be replaced again by Doug Legursky, a former undrafted free agent.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed Essex to a two-year contract, guaranteeing that four of the team's free agent offensive linemen will return.|||||||
Essex is entering his fifth season. He can play tackle and guard and has started four times in 33 career regular-season games. He visited the Tennessee Titans last week before re-signing with the Steelers.
Essex accepted his one-year tender offer on Tuesday and will stay with the Pittsburgh Steelers.|||||||
Essex has played in 24 games at tackle and guard and started at left tackle for the injured Marvel Smith during the Steelers' wild-card playoff loss to Jacksonville in January.