The Steelers have agreed with FS Ryan Clark to a four-year contract, National Football Post and Fox 31 in Denver reported Monday. Also, ex-Redskins WR Antwaan Randle El will return for a second stint in Pittsburgh, agreeing to a three-year deal with the Steelers, according to ESPN.com. These moves come on the heels of the Steelers, not known for being active free-agent shoppers, signing 49ers WR Arnaz Battle and Buccaneers FS Will Allen earlier on Monday.
Clark, 30, started 15 games for Pittsburgh last season, notching 89 tackles and intercepting three passes. He'll likely keep his job as the Steelers' starting free safety, with Allen the likely favorite to be Pittsburgh's third safety. According to National Football Post, Clark's contract is worth in the range of $17 million.
Randle El, who may be best known for throwing a TD pass to Hines Ward in the Steelers' 21-10 victory in Super Bowl XL, spent the last four seasons in Washington after playing for Pittsburgh from 2002-05. Randle El, 30, caught 50 passes for 530 yards and no TDs in 15 games for Washington last season. He'll likely compete for playing time in three- and four-WR sets and could push Stefan Logan for the Steelers' punt-returning job. Randle El also returned kickoffs earlier in his career.
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