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Pittsburgh Steelers

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

Reports: Leftwich expected to miss season with broken arm

Posted Aug. 28, 2011 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
Steelers QB Byron Leftwich is likely done for the year after breaking his left, non-throwing arm in Saturday night's preseason game against the Falcons, according to multiple reports.

Brown delivers as Steelers beat Falcons

Posted Aug. 27, 2011 @ 11:14 p.m. ET
Pittsburgh WR Antonio Brown continued his electrifying preseason, catching four passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns as the Steelers beat Atlanta 34-16 on Saturday night.

Steelers' Hills vying to start at right guard

Posted Aug. 26, 2011 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
In a surprise, fourth-year pro Tony Hills is in the mix to become Pittsburgh's starting right guard.

Senior nominees for Hall's Class of 2012 announced

Posted Aug. 24, 2011 @ 3:40 p.m. ET
The Seniors Committee of the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced their two candidates for the Class of 2012 on Wednesday.

Steelers reach new deal with LB Timmons

Posted Aug. 23, 2011 @ 9:33 a.m. ET
After having re-signed OLB LaMarr Woodley in early August, the Steelers reached an agreement on a new contract for ILB Lawrence Timmons on Tuesday.

Steelers re-sign Essex

Posted Aug. 22, 2011 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
The Steelers have re-signed OL Trai Essex, giving them more versatility and depth up front.

Roethlisberger sharp as Steelers rout Eagles 24-14

Posted Aug. 19, 2011 @ 1:13 a.m. ET
Ben Roethlisberger threw for a pair of TDs and Pittsburgh's defense put an exclamation point to Michael Vick's miserable day in a 24-14 Steelers win.

Steelers waive WR Sweed, sign CB Dockery

Posted Aug. 17, 2011 @ 9:47 a.m. ET
The Steelers waived/injured WR Limas Sweed and added a pair of defensive backs, including ex-Giants and Rams CB Kevin Dockery.

AFC North training-camp reports

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 8:26 p.m. ET
With Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens gone, WR Jerome Simpson is the player to watch in Cincinnati, as PFW examines each of the AFC North teams during camps.

Report: Lions sign CB Madison

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
The Lions added more depth to their secondary on Saturday, signing former Steelers CB Anthony Madison to a one-year deal.

Grossman solid as Redskins best Steelers

Posted Aug. 12, 2011 @ 10:59 p.m. ET
Redskins QB Rex Grossman, vying for the starting job, threw for 207 yards as Washington beat Pittsburgh 16-7 on Friday night.

Steelers CB Taylor suffers broken thumb

Posted Aug. 12, 2011 @ 10:42 p.m. ET
Steelers CB Ike Taylor broke his left thumb in Friday's game at Washington, Steelers president Art Rooney II told Pittsburgh's KDKA-TV.

Cotchery gives Pittsburgh another proven target

Posted Aug. 12, 2011 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
The addition of ex-Jets WR Jerricho Cotchery strengthens the Steelers' depth and potentially makes them all the more difficult to defend.

WR Cotchery agrees to terms with Steelers

Posted Aug. 11, 2011 @ 2:34 p.m. ET
The Steelers agreed to a one-year deal with former Jets WR Jerricho Cotchery on Thursday.

Hall call: Hines Ward

Posted Aug. 09, 2011 @ 11:07 a.m. ET
As the Steelers' all-time leading receiver and a two-time Super Bowl champion, does Hines Ward have a résumé good enough for Canton?


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.