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Details to Vince Williams 2-year contract extension with Steelers released

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The Pittsburgh Steelers gave Vince Williams a new contract this week. See what the financial details were behind the deal.

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to extend one of their players prior to the 2016 regular season, but it wasn't Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell, Markus Wheaton or David DeCastro. No, it was former 6th round pick Vince Williams. The ILB was rewarded with a 2-year contract extension, and the financial details of that contract have recently been released.

The Steelers continue their 2016 season of signing players to very team-friendly contracts which are tremendous for their salary cap, but also team chemistry.

Williams is not just a quality backup, or a future starter if Lawrence Timmons doesn't return after this season, he is a big part of the locker room. Who was it who made the comments about Vontaze Burfict after he celebrated the injury to Le'Veon Bell.

Vince Williams.

Who was it who stood by what he said when everyone was cracking down on him?

Vince Williams.

Plain and simple, this was a smart move both from a football standpoint, as well as a financial standpoint. It will be good to see No. 98 in the black and gold for another three years.