Former Steelers Lineman Trai Essex Signs With Colts

If the injuries to Marcus Gilbert or Ramon Foster wind up being serious enough to cause either to miss the game next Sunday against the New York Jets, the Pittsburgh Steelers no longer have the option of bringing back veteran Trai Essex as he announced today that he has signed with the Indianapolis Colts.

The signing is not surprising as former Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians now holds that same position with the Colts.

Essex was with the Steelers through training camp, but was released during the final round of roster cuts as the team chose to retain seventh round draft pick Kelvin Beachum instead.

Essex was originally drafted by the Steelers in the third round of the 2005 draft out of Northwestern.

  • SteelSpine

    What next, teams will be fighting to sign Kemoeatu?:)

    Colts fans probly now saying “Fellow Colts fans dont get yur hopes up, Did you see Steelers’ OLine in Denver? Essex wasnt good enuff to make it as a backup for THAT OLine.”

    Is there really no veteran on the street better than Essex, man that’s depressing.