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Indianapolis Colts Sign Super Bowl Winning Offensive Lineman

  Bruce Arians and Trai Essex won two Super Bowls together in Pittsburgh. Now Arians hopes the veteran offensive lineman can bring his versatility to Indianapolis and help plug some holes there that threaten the safety of his star quarterback. Essex was signed on Monday after head coach Chuck Pagano revealed it would be at least another week before starting guard Joe Reitz would...
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September 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Don’t Expect Trai Essex Back Any Time Soon

The Pittsburgh Steelers released veteran offensive lineman Trai Essex on Friday and initially I thought he might be in for a quick turnaround and signed back to 53 man roster, but now I am thinking otherwise. General Manager Kevin Colbert and the Steelers coaching staff appear to be high on rookie Kelvin Beachum, who they think can play left guard, left tackle and eventually center...
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September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers cut OL Trai Essex, P Jeremy Kapinos

Veteran offensive lineman Trai Essex and punter Jeremy Kapinos were among the 21 players cut by the Steelers Friday as the team settled on a 53-man roster. The team also placed rookie linebacker Sean Spence on the injured reserve after tearing ligaments in his left knee in Thursday night's preseason finale against Carolina. Essex played 76 games over seven seasons with Pittsburgh...
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August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Essex Making Adams Earn Job

Trai Essex has lost weight and gained the first-team left tackle spot -- for now.
July 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers OT Essex agrees to one-year contract

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Trai Essex announced on his Twitter account that he will returning to the team this season. Essex did not divulge any terms of his deal, but the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that it was a one-year contract. "I am ecstatic to announce that I am back," Essex wrote on Twitter. Essex was a third-round pick out of Northwestern for...
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April 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers sign Trai Essex

Trai Essex posted on twitter that he is back with the Steelers.  Essex will compete as a back up and will probably play the swing role that he has played over the past few seasons.  The Steelers still need depth at all offensive line positions and Essex can play them all.
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April 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers Bring Back Free Agent Lineman Trai Essex On One Year Deal

Another day and another Pittsburgh Steelers free agent has been re-signed as Trai Essex reports via Twitter that he is back with the Steelers. No terms of the deal have been announced, but it figures to be a one-year deal for the veteran minimum. I am ecstatic to announce that I am back with the @Steelers !There is no place like #SteelerNation #EverydayIsABlessing— Trai Essex...
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April 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Trai Essex Is A Big Loser That Could Wind Up Back With Steelers In 2012

The title of this post is sensational, but it is also so very true as Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent tackle Trai Essex has dropped some more serious weight this offseason as you can see in the picture below that he uses as his Twitter avatar. When Essex showed up last summer at the wedding of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger he reportedly weighed around 375 pounds,...
Via Steelers Depot
April 04, 2012  |  1 Comment

Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 Free Agents Analysis: G/T Trai Essex

The 2012 free agency period is just a few hours away now and we continue to wrap up our player by player analysis of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 Free Agents. We our deep into the analysis of the Steelers unrestricted free agents and we now move forward with the unrestricted group by taking a look at guard/tackle Trai Essex. Check the links at the bottom of the post to see the other...
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March 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Essex may get start at left guard for Steelers

Center Maurkice Pouncey has yet to practice this week, and if he is unable to play, Doug Legursky will move from left guard to center and Trai Essex would get the nod at left guard.
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