FILE - This Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 file photo shows Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Kelvin Beachum (68) blocking San Diego Chargers defensive end Kendall Reyes (91) in the first half of their NFL football game in Pittsburgh. Beachum will make his third straight start on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 in Dallas. Beachum made the Steelers after being drafted in the seventh round of the 2012 Draft and has played solidly as an emergency sub after Marcus Gilbert and Mike Adams went down with injuries. (AP Photo/Don Wright)FiILE

This Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 file photo shows Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Kelvin Beachum (68) blocking San Diego Chargers defensive end Kendall Reyes (91) in the first half of their NFL football game in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright/File)

PITTSBURGH (AP) _ The Pittsburgh Steelers signed veteran left tackle Ryan Harris to a two-year contract Tuesday, likely ending any chance the Steelers had of bringing back free agent Kelvin Beachum.

The 31-year-old Harris started all 16 games at last season for the Denver Broncos, protecting for Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler as the Broncos won the franchise’s third Super Bowl. Harris has started 70 of 110 career games while splitting his time with Denver, Houston and Kansas City.

Pittsburgh entered free agency looking for depth along the line. The Steelers re-signed guard Ramon Foster last week before free agency began, but didn’t reach an agreement with Beachum, a former seventh-round pick who eventually became a starter. Beachum’s 2015 season was cut short by a knee injury in October.

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