The five-year deal is worth around $75 million.

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.

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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.

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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