The Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed Doug Legursky in the wake of Maurkice Pouncey's injury.
The veteran offensive lineman was signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2008, he spent the majority of his career rotating from the Steelers practice squad to a backup on the offensive line.
Legursky stepped in for an injured Pouncey back in the 2010 AFC Championship game vs the Jets. After the Steelers won that game 24-19 Legursky got his first career start at center, playing the entire Super Bowl versus the Green Bay Packers.
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Since leaving the Steelers, Legursky has played for the Buffalo Bills and stepped in for the injured San Diego Charger Nick Hardwick, during last season.
This signing makes sense for the Steelers, although Cody Wallace is penned as the new official starter at center, Legursky is familiar with a lot of players on the Steelers line and they need someone to step into Cody Wallace's vacant spot.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said he is comfortable having Legursky back in the lineup, and confident Cody Wallace can step in and play well, telling reporters "Cody's been part of that group for a while now, and, Doug (Legursky) knows all those guys as well, so they'll be fine".
But he did mention the fact that they have some big shoes to fill "Those are huge shoes to fill, and there not going to try and be Pounce, there going to be the best they can be".
I have full confidence that Cody Wallace and Doug Legursky can provide solid play for the Steelers during Pouncey's absence, that being said though, I eagerly await Pouncey's return to the field.