Monday, August 31, 2009
Keisel Signed to Extensions
Let the extension season continue. Recently, the Steez locked up Heath Miller with an extension. Now they have locked up Brett Keisel. According to the Post-Gazette, Keisel signed a 5 year extension. Keisel is currently 30 so this should keep Keisel in Black and Gold for most if not all of his remaining career. No word on financials yet but I look for this to be a reasonable deal for someone who has been fairly productive and is also Ben's best friend on the team. You have to keep your superstars happy. This is one way to do it. I like the signing, especially with the prospect of losing Hampton next season when his deal is up. This keeps the book ends of our D line in tact for the near future. Keisel's starts may not stand out but he is very valuable to the Defense. He normally gets a good push at the line and no doubt occupies blockers that could be used to help contain James Harrison. As the PG said, this will most likely be the last signing until after the season.