Steelers Sign Defensive End Keisel to a Five-Year Deal


Steelers Sign Defensive End Keisel to a Five-Year Deal

PITTSBURGH ─ The Steelers signed eighth-year veteran defensive end Brett Keisel to a new five-year contract that extends through 2013, the team announced today. Financial terms of the deal were not released.

Keisel has started at right defensive end for the Steelers 2006, after being selected by the team in the seventh round (242nd overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft out of Brigham Young. He has registered 157 tackles (107) solo, 11.5 sacks and 11 passes defensed during his first seven seasons.

Keisel began his career as one of the Steelers' top special teams players. In 2005, he led the team with 22 special teams tackles and recorded two key sacks in the AFC championship Game against the Denver Broncos.

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