By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cam Heyward have agreed to a five-year extension.
News of a possible extension was first reported Sunday by ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Steelers and Cam Heyward finalizing a four-year extension with a total value of $71.4-million, sources tell ESPN. Negotiated by @PerrettM of Element Sports.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) September 7, 2020
The extension is worth around $75 million.
The 31-year-old was entering the final season of a six-year deal he signed in 2015. The new contract gives the nine-year veteran and longtime defensive captain a sense of stability.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) September 7, 2020
Heyward was a first-round draft pick of the Steelers in 2011 and in 9 seasons, he has recorded 54 sacks, 257 solo tackles, and twice has been named to the Pro Bowl and a first-team all-pro.
The Steelers will open the 2020 season on Sunday against the New York Giants.
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