PITTSBURGH – Steelers' tight end Matt Spaeth, cornerback William Gay and offensive tackle Willie Colon have signed their one-year RFA (restricted free agent) tenders, it was announced today.
Spaeth (6-7, 270) will enter his fourth year with the Steelers after being originally drafted in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft out of Minnesota. He has played in 46 games in his first three seasons, making 25 starts. Spaeth played in all 16 games in 2009 for the Steelers and made seven starts, finishing with five catches for 25 yards and one touchdown. For his career, he has 27 receptions for 195 yards and four touchdowns.
Gay (5-10, 190) also will enter his fourth year with the team after he was drafted in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft out of Louisville. He started 14 games in 2009 for the Steelers and finished with a career-high 91 tackles and one sack. For his career, Gay has played in 48 games (18 starts) with one interception, one sack and one fumble recovery.
Colon (6-3, 315), who is entering his fifth season with the team, was drafted by the Steelers in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft out of Hofstra. He has started 50 consecutive games at right tackle for the Steelers after making his way into the starting lineup in the final two games of his rookie season.
UPDATE: Punter Dan Sepulveda (6-3, 230) who is entering his fourth season with the team, also signed his one-year RFA tender. Sepulveda was drafted in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL Draft