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Steelers OL Matt Feiler to Sign with Los Angeles Chargers

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Former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Matt Feiler has signed with the Los Angeles Chargers as a free agent, according to multiple media reports, the first by Adam Schefter of ESPN.

According to Schefter, Feiler signed a three-year, $21 million contract with the Chargers, where he will be reunited with former Steelers offensive line coach Shaun Sarrett.

The Steelers originally claimed Feiler on waivers from the Houston Texans in 2015 after he failed to make the team in his second professional season as an undrafted free agent out of Division-II Bloomsburg (Pa.). 

Feiler spent his first two seasons in Pittsburgh on the practice squad, Feiler made the team as a backup at right guard in 2017. He moved to tackle as a backup in 2018, and then won the starting job at right tackle in 2019. In 2020, he moved to left guard where he was a regular starter.

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Feiler is the second starting member of the 2020 Steelers’ offensive line to leave the team after the retirement of center Maurkice Pouncey. Left tackle Alejandro Villanueva and right tackle Zach Banner are also unrestricted free agents.

The Steelers will likely replace Feiler with second-year pro Kevin Dotson, who filled in for both Feiler and right guard David DeCastro as a rookie in 2020 and drew positive reviews.

The signing cannot become official under the contact period ends and the new league year begins at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

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