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Pittsburgh Steelers rumored to be close to a deal with Ramon Foster and possibly Kelvin Beachum

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are on the verge of signing left guard Ramon Foster to a new contract, and the team could also be close to bringing back Kelvin Beachum, per reports.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have been taking advantage of the new NFL policy allowing teams to speak with players two days prior to the start of the NFL Free Agency period. The Steelers have already signed Robert Golden, William Gay and Darrius Heyward-Bey the past two days, and the team is rumored to be on the verge of possibly signing one, maybe two, more players before free agency starts March 9th at 4 p.m. EDT.

The Steelers are extremely close to a new deal for left guard Ramon Foster, per reports, and some are suggesting a deal is imminent.

The ensuing deal with Foster seemed logical for Pittsburgh. After being an undrafted rookie free agent, Foster has been the most durable offensive linemen in his tenure with the team. Between signing a guard and a left tackle, the guard will certainly be a much cheaper ticket than the most prized position along the offensive line.

Most agreed the Steelers would likely be signing either Foster or tackle Kelvin Beachum, but not both. A recent report by Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is suggesting the Steelers believe they may be able to keep Beachum within the organization on a one-year deal.

This type of deal is typically called a "Show Me" contract, especially for a player like Beachum coming off major knee surgery midway through the 2015 season. The team will give him a solid salary for one season, and allow him the chance to prove he is truly an elite left tackle in the NFL.

If the Steelers are able to retain both Foster and Beachum, it would be a huge moral boost for the organization, and allow the team to pinpoint their team needs heading into free agency and the NFL Draft in April.