The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed free agent offensive lineman John Leglue, according to his social media accounts.
Leglue, 24, is a 6-foot-7, 310-pound guard in his second professional season out of Tulane. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Denver Broncos last spring and spent last season on the practice squad of both the New Orleans Saints and the Green Bay Packers. He began training camp in 2020 with Green Bay, but was cut prior to the season and had been a free agent since.
The Steelers have not officially announced the transaction. It’s unclear if Leglue will be added to the team’s active roster or practice squad. He’ll join Danny Isidora and practice squad guard/tackle Anthony Coyle as potential backups at guard entering the final week of the regular season, with Kevin Dotson once again expected to start for the injured Matt Feiler.
The Leglue signing adds some much needed depth to the Steelers’ offensive line, coming a day after losing Derwin Gray to the Jacksonville Jaguars, who was claimed off waivers Monday.
Leglue has not played in an NFL game. He made 38 starts over his Tulane career, doing so at every position along the offensive lines except left guard. The bulk of Leglue’s time was spent at right tackle, right guard and center.