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Trai Essex

Trai Essex - #66 - G

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 324 lbs.
Birthday 12/05/1982
Birthplace Fort Wayne, IN
College Northwestern
Years played 9
Drafted 2005, 3rd round, 29th pick by Steelers

Colts sign CB Butler

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 10:26 a.m. ET
The Colts signed CB Darius Butler on Tuesday, the club announced. 

Colts add veteran OG Essex

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
The Colts signed veteran OG Trai Essex and waived OT Mike Person and C A.Q. Shipley, the team announced Monday.

Steelers trim roster to 53

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
The Steelers became the first team to reduce its roster to 53 players, and they placed LB Sean Spence on injured reserve. 

Re-signings fortify Steelers' depth at several positions

Posted April 15, 2012 @ 12:46 a.m. ET
The Steelers, who sat out the first wave of free agency, made a series of signings this week to help their depth.

Essex announces his return to Steelers

Posted April 12, 2012 @ 12:33 p.m. ET
OT Trai Essex announced on Thursday via Twitter that he is re-signing with the Steelers.

Steelers re-sign Starks, release Chris Scott

Posted Oct. 05, 2011 @ 10:53 a.m. ET
The Steelers have re-signed OT Max Starks to a one-year contract and released OT Chris Scott, the team announced Wednesday.

Steelers re-sign Essex

Posted Aug. 22, 2011 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
The Steelers have re-signed OL Trai Essex, giving them more versatility and depth up front.

Steelers' offensive line answers critics, opens holes

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
The Steelers' O-line once more is being questioned. But if it wins a Super Bowl, after everything it has endured, the critics will be silenced.

Steelers OG Essex out, OLT Starks returns

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 7:58 p.m. ET
The Steelers lose a starter on the offensive line but get their left tackle back for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.


Posted Aug. 31, 2012
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.
Posted Aug. 22, 2011
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.
Posted Oct. 01, 2010
Essex remains out for Pittsburgh due to an ankle injury.||||||| He will be replaced again by Doug Legursky, a former undrafted free agent.
Posted March 17, 2009
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.
Posted March 18, 2008
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.