A day after hosting free agent center-guard Doug Legursky for a visit at One Bills Drive, Buffalo signed the five-year veteran to a contract.

Legursky (6-1, 315), a former undrafted signing of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2008, spent his first four NFL seasons in Pittsburgh. The 26-year old appeared in all 16 games for the Steelers in 2012 including three starts. He has appeared in 50 games in his career with 17 total starts. His first career start came in Super Bowl XLV when he replaced an injured Maurkice Pouncey.

The center-guard is expected to be a prime candidate for the starting left guard competition that has included Colin Brown, rookie Zach Chibane, Chris Scott, Thomas Welch and Sam Young. Legursky is also expected to push second-year lineman David Snow for the backup center role behind starter Eric Wood.

Legursky is set to turn 27 this coming Sunday.

To make room for Legursky on the roster the Bills released linebacker Greg Lloyd