Steelers re-sign pair of OTs

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 8:13 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Steelers, keeping a pair of key members of their offensive line, have agreed on contracts with OTs Willie Colon and Jonathan Scott, according to published reports.

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Colon was offered more money by the Bears but chose to stay in Pittsburgh. His deal is for $29 million over five years. (FoxSports.com first reported on the deal for Colon, as well as financial terms.)

Colon, who has started 50 games over the past four years, told the Post-Gazette he "could not see leaving" the Steelers.

Scott agreed to a two-year deal with the team, according to the Post-Gazette. He has filled in on the Steelers' line last season due to an injury to starter Max Starks, starting the final eight regular-season games and in the postseason. The Steelers announced the release of Starks on Thursday.

The way we see it

Colon played well in '09, and his re-signing likely means he is moving back into the starting lineup at right tackle. It is  less certain what Pittsburgh's plans are at left tackle. Also, ORT Flozell Adams' future in Pittsburgh is a little less clear with Colon returning.