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Steelers Sign former Browns, Ohio State Guard Malcolm Pridgeon



The Steelers have signed guard Malcolm Pridgeon, the team announced on Monday.

Pridgeon, 26, is a 6-foot-7, 310-pound lineman from Central Islip, New York that attended Ohio State.

Pridgeon originally signed with the Houston Texas as an undrafted free agent in 2019, but was released after training camp. He caught on with the Cleveland Browns, spending the rest of 2019 on their practice squad and re-signing with the club last year. He opted out of the 2020 season and was waived by the Browns in February.

The Steelers have been dealing with a lack of offensive line for much of training camp, as right tackle Zach Banner (ACL recovery), left tackle Chukwuma Okorafor (back) and left guard Kevin Dotson (undisclosed) have all missed playing time, though all of them have at least begun their return to play. Guard/tackle Anthony Coyle was waived with an injury designation last week.

With three regulars still banged up and veteran starter Trai Turner unlikely to play big minutes, Pridgeon could be called upon quickly on Thursday night in Philadelphia.