The Pittsburgh Steelers aren't just signing their free agents to keep quality players on the team, they are keeping a core group of leaders in a locker room which has transitioned to young and inexperienced. After Robert Golden, William Gay and Darrius Heyward-Bey received new 3-year contracts this week, guard Ramon Foster was the latest to cash in on a 3-year deal of his own.
Can confirm through a source the Foster deal is done. He's coming back. Three years.— Jason Mackey (@Mackey_PGH) March 9, 2016
The move keeps Foster from hitting free agency, as well as securing a position on the team, left guard, which has very little depth on the current roster. The signing of Foster will certainly have a ripple effect within the organization, especially when it comes to their preparations for the NFL Draft. No longer would drafting a guard be paramount in the early rounds, but could be addressed with a late round pick.
It seems fitting that is how it would go, as Foster himself was an undrafted free agent, and has played in 87 regular season games since claiming a starting spot on the team's offensive line. Foster has been hands down the most durable offensive lineman on the team, and the team will look forward to having him in the fold for another 3 years.
Well let's make more memories! I thank God for this opportunity, my wife and kids for their… https://t.co/pjvS3cj4pz— Ramon Foster (@RamonFoster) March 9, 2016