Pittsburgh Steelers sign Stephon Tuitt to six-year deal

Stephon Tuitt #91 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Stephon Tuitt #91 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed defensive end, Stephen Tuitt, to a new six-year deal through 2022.

After a long summer of negotiations for the Steelers, they’ve secured another piece to their puzzle until 2022. According to the team, they have signed Stephon Tuitt to a six-year deal worth $61 million.

Tuitt, who’s been one of the best up-and-coming players on the Steelers defense, was the team’s second-round pick back in 2014. Since then, he’s racked up 80 tackles, 11.5 sacks, and three forced fumbles.

“This is one of the best organizations to be a part of, especially for a guy like me,” Tuitt told Steelers media. “I (came in) as a young guy, super raw. I have some great coaches who have helped me and I have seen my game pick up, my confidence level rise, my leadership ability rise. Being a part of an organization like this, I can see why a lot of great players come from here, a lot of Hall of Fame players come from here.

“I love the organization.”

This season, Tuitt is looking to bounce back from injury and lead this Pittsburgh defense. With the moves the Steelers have made this offseason, the defensive end should have a lot of support in the pass rush and as the Steelers’ secondary gets better, the teams ability to get to the quarterback will as well.

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With less than 24 hours before opening kickoff, this new contract should be a little boost for Tuitt and the rest of the team as they head to Cleveland.

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