Steelers tackle Willie Colon signs one-year deal
Offensive tackle Willie Colon is returning to the Pittsburgh Steelers after signing a one-year contract with the Super Bowl champions.
The Steelers, who announced the signing Wednesday, tendered a one-year offer of $2,198,000 to the restricted free agent last month.
If Colon had signed elsewhere and the Steelers failed to match that offer, they would have received a first-round draft pick as compensation.
The Steelers selected Colon in the fourth round of the 2006 draft out of Hofstra.
He entered the starting lineup at right tackle during the final two games of his rookie season has been the starter since.
Both of the Steelers' starting offensive tackles will return next season. Earlier, they designated left tackle Max Starks as their franchise player, a move that guarantees him a salary of at least $8,451,000.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
- Steelers won’t change scheme after Pouncey injury
- Steelers rookie receiver Coates learning on the fly
- Steelers notebook: Tomlin leaving `light on’ for injured players
- Veteran quarterback Vick is vowing to make Steelers proud
- Steelers notebook: Mitchell injures left ankle in practice
- Steelers ink QB Vick, new teammates OK with signing
- Dog-loving fans irate about Vick signing with Steelers
- Rossi: A practically perfect Pittsburgh day
- Steelers center Pouncey leaves game with ankle injury
- Steelers notebook: Legursky returns to provide offensive line depth
- Crowd sparse to protest Vick at Steelers’ facility