It is looking like the Pittsburgh Steelers will be without the services of both Maurkice Pouncey and Marcus Gilbert Sunday night against the Cincinnati Bengals, so you have to wonder if Trai Essex might be on his way back to Pittsburgh right now.
Essex spent a brief amount of time with the Indianapolis Colts earlier in the season following his release from the Steelers, but was released by the Colts at the end of September when they got a few players back healthy.
Essex spent all of training camp with the Steelers and can play all five spots on the offensive line should it come that. The Steelers only other center on the roster behind Doug Legursky, who will start in place of Pouncey, is John Malecki, who is currently on the practice squad.
Essex played center against the St. Louis Rams late last season after Legursky left the game early with an injury.