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Steelers sign General Manager Kevin Colbert to 1-year contract extension

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Colbert is now under contract through the 2021 NFL draft

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Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert signed a contract extension on Wednesday keeping him in Pittsburgh through the 2021 NFL draft.

Hired in 2000, Kevin Colbert has nine division championships and two Super Bowl victories in his 20 years in Pittsburgh. Colbert announced last off-season he would operate on a year-to-year basis as the Steelers General Manager.

Colbert’s current contract had him with the Steelers through the 2020 NFL draft. With the Steelers already losing their Football Administration Coordinator Samir Suleiman to the Carolina Panthers earlier this off-season, it is important to know Colbert is remaining on board for another year and the Steelers will not have another void to fill in the front office. With the Steelers currently up against the salary cap and limitations on restructuring contracts due to being in the final year of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, keeping stability in the front office is a positive step as the Steelers navigate the 2020 off-season.

The financial terms of Colbert‘s new contract were not disclosed. With coaches and front office contracts not affecting the NFL salary cap, the financial ramifications of Colbert’s contract is of little consequence to operations.

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