STEELERS’ COLON GETS HIGH TENDER
Posted by Aaron Wilson on February 26, 2009, 3:50 p.m.
Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Willie Colon has received a first-round restricted tender, Adam Caplan of Scout.com reports.
Colon is now scheduled to make $2.198 million in 2009 on a one-year contract.
Under the rules governing restricted free agents, the Steelers have the right to match any offer sheet from another team. If they declined to match, they would get a first-round draft pick as compensation for losing Colon.
Colon was originally drafted in the fourth round by Pittsburgh.