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    Trai Essex resigned

    Trai Essex was resigned and put on roster... good to have a back up familiar with system.


    Tackle Jonathan Scott's minor knee injury was enough to throw a scare into the Steelers because they re-signed tackle/guard Trai Essex today to a one-year contract.
    Essex, who came to them as a tackle in the third round of the 2005 NFL draft, 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.

    Scott left Thursday night's game with a knee injury on the first play from scrimmage. There was no ligament damage to his knee but the Steelers have no experienced backups at tackle and there even has been talk of re-signing 36-year-old Flozell Adams.
    The Steelers released first-year guard Nevin McCaskill to make room for Essex on the roster.
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    I might have resigned Starks before Essex i guess his neck is worse than i thought if he's healthy he would be signed by now by someone LT don't grow on trees

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    ugh, another step backwards

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    I guess it's good from a depth perspective. He's never been overly impressive when he does get playing time. It's mainly an insurance move with all the injuries to the line so far.

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    Oh hell yes!!! O line officially sured up!!!

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    They took him over someone else cause he knows the call that's it

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    He didn't get much attention in free agency, that should tell you something. He is a veteran that knows the system though, and since the Steelers love veterans this was a no brainer for them. No guarantee he makes the final roster though, depending on how the injuries pan out over the next couple weeks.

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    i thought Gilbert and hills did great but i guess we need all the back ups we can get especially when you can just plug them in

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    would have rather brought flo back

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    I was thinking that too actually, but he still wants his 5 million last I heard and I'm pretty sure Essex didn't cost that much, LOL. If we get down to actually having to play Essex at LT then we are in serious trouble regardless.

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