The Pittsburgh Steelers' plans to upgrade the offensive line got a big boost Tuesday.
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo reported that the Steelers are signing guard James Daniels to a three-year, $26.5 million contract, per sources informed of the situation.
A former second-round pick by the Chicago Bears in 2018, Daniels started 48 of 54 games played in four seasons, including all 17 in 2021. He played just five games in 2020 due to a pectoral tear but bounced back last season.
Daniels proved to be a stellar blocker and even spent some time at center. The 24-year-old was one of the top free-agent guards on the market.
Daniels' talent and versatility will come in handy on a Steelers line that desperately needed to add pieces this offseason. Adding Daniels and re-signing Chukwuma Okorafor is a solid start to the offseason.
Daniels now reunites with quarterback Mitchell Trubisky after they spent three seasons together in Chicago.