Cam Heyward signs new six-year, $59.25 million contract with Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed veteran defensive end Cam Heyward to a six-year, $59.25 million contract, according to a league source.
He's now under contract through the 2020 season.
The Steelers previously picked up the fifth-year option for their 2011 first-round draft pick.
The Steelers exercised the option prior to a May 3 NFL deadline.
Drafted 31st overall out of Ohio State, Heyward was due a $6.969 million salary.
In 13 starts last season, Heyward recorded 63 tackles, five sacks, five passes defensed, and 31 pressures.
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