The Pittsburgh Steelers moved in late in the offseason to signing free agent defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi. Now, the 28-year-old is on his third AFC North team, and had nothing but great things to say about the process of becoming a Steeler.
Ogunjobi appeared on SiriusXM's Movin' The Chains and spoke about being recruited by head coach Mike Tomlin, saying he simple "kept it real."
"He's just a real dude," Ogunjobi said. "He's not going to play with you. He's not going to mess around. He's gonna keep it 100. And I think that's really important, especially in this league, having somebody that is just gonna talk to you like a man, tell you what it is and we're gonna build a relationship organically. None of the fluff. None of the this and that, let's build this as men and organically and see where this thing goes."
This is a pretty common theme when it comes to Tomlin. The Steelers head coach has always had a straight forward attitude about everything in this business, and is highly regarded around the league by players.
Ogunjobi was set to sign three-year, $40 million deal with the Chicago Bears before failing a physical. Instead, he took a one-year, $8 million deal with the Steelers.
Chances are he's looking to become a starter on the defensive line, but won't be handed anything heading into training camp. A conversation likely had with Tomlin during their meeting.
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