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Kemoeatu, Steelers agree to $20M deal

Updated: February 28, 2009, 2:31 AM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Torn between money and loyalty to the team that drafted him, Steelers guard Chris Kemoeatu faced the toughest decision of his young life Friday and chose to remain loyal to Pittsburgh.

Considered the top guard in the unrestricted free agent market, Kemoeatu agreed to a five-year, $20 million contract with the Steelers. Included in the deal is nearly $6 million in guarantees.

The New York Jets were offering Kemoeatu more money, but the fact the Steelers won Super Bowl XLIII and quarterback ...

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