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Pittsburgh Steelers sign DE Cameron Heyward for 6-year deal

Cameron Heyward is going to be a Steeler for a long time.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers inked their first round draft pick from 2011, defensive end Cameron Heyward, to a new deal this evening for a six-year contract worth $59.2 million.

This is major news for Pittsburgh and their fans to have Heyward locked into a long-term deal after he led the team with 7.5 sacks in 2014 and has become one of their emerging leaders of a younger nucleus of NFL talent. This allows for the Steelers to move forward into 2015 knowing that arguably their best defensive player will not be testing free agency after this season.

Heyward is a hometown hero born in Pittsburgh, PA and is entering his fifth season with the Steelers. While we wait for the details of guaranteed money, yearly cap hits and other information, Steelers fans should be satisfied to hear the good news for one of our more than good players.