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William Gay

William Gay - #22 - CB

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 10"/ 190 lbs.
Birthday 01/01/1985
Birthplace Tallahassee, FL
College Louisville
Years played 7
Drafted 2007, 5th round, 33rd pick by Steelers

Teams struggling to defend Steelers' Wallace

Posted Sept. 24, 2011 @ 8:37 p.m. ET
Steelers WR Mike Wallace has simply been a nightmare matchup for defenses early this season.

AFC North race back to Square One

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 5:05 p.m. ET
By Sunday's end, the entire AFC North was at the .500 mark. What does it all mean? We explore.

Steelers bounce back, crush Seahawks

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
Ben Roethlisberger threw for 298 yards and a touchdown as the Steelers rebounded from a horrific opening week loss with a 24-0 rout over Seattle on Sunday.

Classic contest: Beebe burns the Steelers

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 9:16 p.m. ET
Twenty years ago, the NFL's top offense and one of its most respected defenses went head-to-head at Rich Stadium. The hero of the shootout was unheralded WR Don Beebe.

Loss raises multiple concerns about Steelers' defense

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 3:02 p.m. ET
Playing physically and stopping the run are not usually Steelers problems, but they were in Week One.

Steelers place OT Colon on I.R.; sign OT Meredith

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
The Steelers officially placed ORT Willie Colon on injured reserve Tuesday and signed OT Jamon Meredith.

Ravens get early jump in AFC North race

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 7:01 p.m. ET
Maybe the Steelers will figure things out, PFW's Mike Wilkening writes, but the Ravens' rout of Pittsburgh Sunday shows Baltimore can take apart a vulnerable club.

Shorts and Shells: Week One

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 4:43 a.m. ET
We look at Cam Newton's impressive debut, a controversial call from the Packers-Saints opener, some disappointing front-runners and plenty more.

Flacco, Ravens dominate Steelers in opener

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 4:15 p.m. ET
Joe Flacco threw three touchdown passes, Haloti Ngata led an inspired defense that forced a team-record seven turnovers, and the Ravens defeated the defending AFC champion Steelers 35-7 Sunday.

Potential the key for Steelers' Saunders

Posted Sept. 10, 2011 @ 8:03 p.m. ET
TE Weslye Saunders, whose collegiate career ended ingloriously, won a job with the Steelers following a promising summer.

Polamalu, Steelers agree to long-term deal

Posted Sept. 10, 2011 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
SS Troy Polamalu signed contract extension with the Steelers on Saturday, likely keeping him in Pittsburgh for the remainder of his career.

The First Fifteen: Early Week One primer

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
In the inaugural edition of "The First Fifteen," we look at the 15 most compelling story lines as we enter Week One.

Steelers place Leftwich on I.R.; finalize roster

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
The Steelers placed QB Byron Leftwich on injured reserve, in addition to cutting down to get to the 53-man roster limit.

Newton throws first TD; Steelers top Panthers

Posted Sept. 01, 2011 @ 11:55 p.m. ET
Cam Newton threw his first touchdown pass as a pro during Carolina's 33-17 loss to Pittsburgh on Thursday night in their preseason finale.

Steelers 2011 preview

Posted Aug. 30, 2011 @ 12:08 p.m. ET
The Steelers are looking to make a repeat trip to the Super Bowl. Our 2011 team preview features in-depth scouting reports on each position.


Posted March 04, 2013
William Gay is heading back to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The veteran cornerback has agreed to a three-year deal with Pittsburgh, a move that should give the Steelers some insurance if unrestricted free agent Keenan Lewis decides to play elsewhere. Financial terms were not disclosed.||||||| The 28-year-old Gay spent the first five seasons of his career in Pittsburgh before signing with the Arizona Cardinals last spring. Gay had two interceptions for the Cardinals. Gay thrived while playing as a nickel back for the Steelers in 2011, finishing with two interceptions, a career-high 14 passes defensed and two fumble recoveries.
Posted March 01, 2013
The Arizona Cardinals have cleared salary cap room by releasing Gay.||||||| A year ago, Gay signed a two-year, $4.95 million deal with the Cardinals. He started 15 games last season. He had 60 tackles, one sack and two interceptions. The move reportedly clears about $3.5 million in salary cap room.
Posted April 16, 2010
Gay signed a one-year tender with the Steelers on Friday.||||||| Gay also will enter his fourth year with the team. He was drafted in the fifth round in 2007 out of Louisville and started 14 games last season, making a career-high 91 tackles.