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Pittsburgh Steelers extend GM Kevin Colbert's contract through 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have extended the contract of GM Kevin Colbert through the 2018 NFL Draft.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers are finalizing many decisions in terms of their front office before the 2015 season officially begins. After locking up head coach Mike Tomlin through the 2018 season, the team announced they extended GM Kevin Colbert's contract through the 2018 NFL Draft.

Colbert has been highly criticized since taking over as the General Manager, but as he enters his 5th year he has more quality acquisitions than he has blunders, and the organization clearly feels the same as they want him to stick around through 2018.

Tomlin and Colbert's wagons are clearly hitched together, and will be for the remainder of both of their contracts which will both expire in 2018.

"I am happy to announce that we have extended Kevin Colbert's contract for two additional years," said Steelers' President Art Rooney II per Steelers.com. "Kevin's work and footprint on our football operations have been a key factor in our success. We are excited Kevin will continue to lead our personnel department for at least the next three years."

With the head coach and GM both under new contracts heading into 2015, the front office continues the trend of stability which has made the Steelers a perennial winner in the NFL.