Steelers' Simmons signs 4-year contract
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Guard Kendall Simmons signed a contract extension with the Steelers today that will keep him on the team through the 2011 season.
Mr. Simmons' four-year extension is worth $24 million, $8.5 million of which is guaranteed.
Mr. Simmons, the Steelers' first-round draft pick in 2002 from Auburn, has been the their starting right guard since his rookie season.
His missed the 2004 season with a knee injury.
Mr. Simmons' signing likely means that there will be no new contract for Pro Bowl guard Alan Faneca. Both guards were in the last year of their contracts.