Mike Prisuta is reporting via Twitter that Trai Essex is visiting the South Side today. Prisuta says that Essex is there to pick up his AFC Championship watch and, perhaps, do some business. According to his tweet, Essex said, “We\’ll see.”
Essex was one of the few unrestricted free agents that the Steelers chose not to re-sign once the free agency period opened following the lockout. Last year he saw stints at both guard and tackle after opening the season as the starting right guard spot. He was sidelined briefly with an ankle injury early in the season and ended serving as a backup once he was healthy.
It remains to be seen if the Steelers have legitimate interest in bringing him back as they might just be exploring his physical status just in case they do need him at some point. The Steelers dodged a bullet last week against the Eagles as both Jonathan Scott and Marcus Gilbert suffered knee injuries. Both are expected to be fine after having MRI test done. Scott likely will remain sidelined this week against the Falcons as he rest his knee.