The Steelers have signed free agent guard Trai Turner to a one-year contract, the team announced on Friday.
Terms of the contract were not announced. Turner made a free agent visit to the Steelers’ facility last Friday. The signing was first reported on Thursday by ESPN.
He was released by the Los Angeles Chargers in March in a salary cap-related move. Turner started nine games for L.A. in 2020.
Originally a third-round pick of the Carolina Panthers out of LSU in 2014, Turner was a five-time Pro Bowler for the Panthers from 2014-19. He started 13 or more games in his final five seasons in Carolina and signed a four-contract extension in 2017 worth a guaranteed $20.5 million.
But the Panthers traded Turner to Los Angeles after three seasons in exchange for tackle Russell Okung last March. The Chargers released Turner without a dead cap hit, saving L.A. more than $11 million.
Turner will join a completely revamped Steelers offensive line, with new starters expected at all five positions and a new coach in Adrian Klemm.