Steelers, Keisel reach deal

Updated: August 31, 2009, 5:49 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Defensive end Brett Keisel signed a five-year contract on Monday, becoming the eighth player to reach a new deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers since they won the Super Bowl in February.

Because the Steelers have a policy of not negotiating during the regular season, Keisel is expected to be the final player signed before the Sept. 10 opener against Tennessee. Keisel was to have made $3.25 million in the final year of his contract this season.

Terms of a deal that ...

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