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Steelers sign LB Vince Williams to a new 4-year contract

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The popular Steelers linebacker agreed to a new deal on Thursday that will keep him in Pittsburgh through the 2021 season

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It would appear that kicker Chris Boswell was not the only player with some good news to celebrate on Thursday after the Pittsburgh Steelers announced they had also agreed to a contract extension with one of his teammates. Taking to Twitter once again to officially confirm the news, the Steelers revealed they had come to terms on a new four-year deal with linebacker Vince Williams as well.

Originally set to become a free agent after the 2018 season before the extension, Williams is now under contract with Pittsburgh through 2021.

While terms of the deal have yet to be released, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette is reporting that the contract is worth $20.6 million over four years.

Something a fan favorite much like Boswell, the popular linebacker seems pleased to be staying with a fanbase he has so much love for. His desire to remain with the team that drafted him beyond this season was clear earlier in the year when Williams told reporters “I want to die a Pittsburgh Steeler”.

Selected by Pittsburgh in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL draft out of Florida State, Williams had something of a breakout season in 2017 after leading all inside linebackers in the league with eight sacks. A model of reliability, Williams has never missed an NFL game due to injury in five years.