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    Steelers, Polamalu agree to contract extension
    Monday, July 23, 2007

    By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    (Published: 3:40 p.m.)

    The Steelers agreed to a contract extension today with safety Troy Polamalu, assuring one of their best players will remain in Pittsburgh for a while longer.

    Terms were not immediately available, but sources close to the negatiations said the contract will make Polamalu the highest-paid Steeler and the highest-paid safety in the NFL.

    Polamalu, who has made every Pro Bowl since he became the Steelers starting strong safety in 2004, had one year left on the contract he signed as a rookie in 2003.

    At 5-10, 207 pounds, Polamalu plays a unique brand of safety, lining up in various positions on defense. Coordinator Dick LeBeau has designed many of his defenses to take advantage of Polamalu's ability.
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    I can't wait to see what the numbers are, but more importantly I'm just glad we locked him up in the black n gold !

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    This is great news

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    Damn, Highest payed in the whole NFL....
    this is great news and you better believe it's a Boat load.
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    Thats what I'm talkign aboot!!!!

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    LATROBE, Pa.The Steelers announced they have signed veteran safety Troy Polamalu to a four-year contract extension. Financial terms of the deal, which keeps him with the team through 2011, were not disclosed.

    Polamalu (5-10, 207), who is widely considered the NFL's premiere strong safety, has been named to the past three Pro Bowls, including two straight starts, and was a first-team All-Pro selection in 2005 and second-team All-Pro honoree in 2004.

    "Troy Polamalu is a very special football player who has been a key ingredient to our success over the past few seasons," said Steelers President Art Rooney II. "We are excited to know he will be a Steeler for many seasons to come."

    Despite battling shoulder and knee injuries for much of 2006, Polamalu finished third on the team last season with 82 tackles after posting a career-best 100 tackles during the 2005 campaign. The Steelers first-round draft pick (16th overall) in the 2003 NFL Draft, Polamalu received the Joe Greene Award, following his rookie season for being the team's top rookie.

    For his career, Polamalu has 308 tackles (231 solo), 10 sacks and 10 interceptions.
    Is this actually a 3 yr extention
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    Normally with these extensions the current contract becomes void and the new one takes over so he's locked through 2011 which is 4 years from the current 2007-08 season.

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    2008,2009,2010 and 2011 is four years capt...lol

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