Friday, July 27, 2012

WR Antonio Brown Signed To 5 Year Extension; Coach Tomlin Signed Through 2016; Steelers Celebrate Coach Wilson's Return

Antonio Brown Signed To 5 Year Extension

Steelers announced the signing of WR Antonio Brown to a 5 year extension. This will mean Brown will remain a Steeler through the 2017 Season.

Last season, Brown made NFL history with at least 1,000 receiving yards as well as over 1,000 return yards. He also finished the season with 69 receptions, second to Mike Wallace. Brown was also voted the team's most valuable player by his teammates.
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Note: Negotiations with Mike Wallace remain at a standstill.

Coach Mike Tomlin Signed To 3 Year Extension

And just last week, Steelers signed Coach Tomlin through 2016.

Tomlin will be entering his 6th season as head coach this year. Tomlin is the youngest coach in NFL history to lead a team to the Super Bowl. In addition, with two Super Bowl rings, he also became the fastest to win a Super Bowl in Steelers history. Tomlin reached the playoffs four times in his five seasons.

Financial terms of his new contract were not disclosed.

Steelers Rally Around Kirby Wilson's Return

Running backs coach Kirby Wilson, coming off suffering life-threatening severe burns at his home last January, was thankful he was back with the Steelers. "It's awesome," Wilson said. "My favorite time of year. The most rewarding camp I've had," he added.

With Rashad Mendenhall still recovering from knee surgery, Wilson is looking forward to the challenges ahead. When asked about the competition in camp for roster spots, Wilson simply replied, "It's heated." I'm sure that pun was unintended.

Welcome back Coach!!!
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