Career Transactions: Signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as undrafted free agent on April 27, 2013…Waived by the Steelers on Aug. 31, 2013…Added to the Steelers’ practice squad on Sept. 1, 2013…Signed by the Steelers on Dec. 31, 2013…Signed by the Cleveland Browns as an unrestricted free agent on March 15, 2018.
At a Glance:
Started a career-high 10 games and assisted a Pittsburgh offensive line that allowed just 24 sacks last season, tied for the third-fewest in the NFL.
Part of an offensive line that helped Ben Roethlisberger tie for the NFL’s fourth-most completions (360) in 2017. Roethlisberger also posted the league’s fifth-most passing yards (4,251) and tied for fifth in passing touchdowns (28).
Assisted Pittsburgh’s rushing game by helping Le’Veon Bell post a league-best 321 rushing attempts, along with the third-most rushing yards (1,291) last year. He also tied for the third-most rushing touchdowns (nine). Bell’s 321 carries and nine rushing touchdowns were career highs.
Can play all five offensive line positions and has started games as a right tackle and as an extra offensive lineman/tight end.
Uncle, Brenston Buckner, is a former defensive lineman for the Steelers (1994-96, Cincinnati Bengals (1997), San Francisco 49ers (1998-2000) and Carolina Panthers (2001-05). He’s the current defensive line coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.