| Sports

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Steelers re-sign Eason

Steelers/NFL Videos

Email Newsletters

Sign up for one of our email newsletters.
By Scott Brown
Friday, March 28, 2008

The Steelers added more depth to their defensive line Thursday when they re-signed Nick Eason to a two-year contract.

Eason, who had been an unrestricted free agent, played in 17 games (including playoffs) for the Steelers last season, his first with the team, and started one game in place of the injured Aaron Smith at left defensive end.

The 6-foot-5, 305-pounder was credited with seven tackles in 2007.

The re-signing of Eason means the Steelers will open training camp with all seven of the defensive linemen that played for them last season.

What it means for Anthony "Booger" McFarland is anybody's guess.

The Steelers' interest in the veteran defensive tackle has apparently not gone beyond the visit he made to the team's South Side practice facility Tuesday. The two sides have yet to engage in contract negotiations.

In other Steelers news, the team hosted five college prospects Thursday, including Boston College offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus, who has been projected as a first- or second-round pick.

Also meeting with the Steelers coaches were Texas A&M defensive tackle Joseph "Red" Bryant, Michigan State running back Jehuu Caulcrick, Hampton defensive end Kendall Langford and Kansas fullback Brandon McAnderson.

The 6-6, 314-pound Cherilus started for three years at right tackle for Boston College before moving over to the left side his senior season.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Steelers notebook: Linebacker Timmons hoping for contract extension
  2. Penguins notebook: Dupuis’ intangibles provide 1st-line value
  3. Fire destroys home in Springfield
  4. Uniontown teen charged in shooting of friend
  5. Starkey: Artie Rowell’s incredible odyssey
  6. Steelers veteran linebacker Harrison focused on stretch run
  7. Steelers notebook: Tomlin ends practice with third-down work
  8. Online sales, promotions give Pittsburgh-area stores global reach
  9. Conn-Area to stage ‘Beauty and the Beast Jr.’
  10. Hawaii confronts dengue fever cases
  11. Painting is creative way to revive old wood floors