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Steelers' Guards To Return After Doug Legursky Inks His RFA Tender

Scott Brown of the Tribune-Review tweeted Thursday Steelers LG Doug Legursky has signed his $1.26 million tender offer from the Steelers, and will play for Pittsburgh in 2012.

Not that there was much concern he wouldn't, but amid lots of speculation surrounding the Steelers this week, anything solid is good.

Solid is Legursky. More nimble than powerful, Legursky made himself a viable option at both guard positions and at center over the last three seasons.

He filled in for injured C Maurkice Pouncey in Super Bowl XLV, and a few times last year. He also replaced injured LG Chris Kemoeatu, and basically never let go of the position.

Legursky started the season at right guard, and fellow RFA signee Ramon Foster took his place in Week 5 when Kemoeatu was injured. The Steelers rushed for 170 yards in a 38-17 win over Tennessee.

The interior of the offensive line is a position the Steelers are likely to address in the upcoming draft, given neither Legursky nor Foster have contracts after this season. It will make for an interesting competition at both spots in the upcoming training camp.