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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

Rooney responds to Harrison article

Posted July 13, 2011 @ 12:22 p.m. ET
Steelers president Art Rooney II says the lockout has not allowed him to speak with OLB James Harrison, whose comments in a magazine article have sparked a controversy.

Steelers OLB Harrison has some harsh words for Goodell

Posted July 13, 2011 @ 9:31 a.m. ET
Steelers OLB James Harrison is profiled in the August issue of Men's Journal, and the former Defensive Player of the Year spoke out against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Police report details Ward's DUI arrest

Posted July 11, 2011 @ 6:03 p.m. ET
An Atlanta Police Department report on the arrest of Steelers WR Hines Ward released Monday said that the player had glassy, bloodshot eyes and failed field sobriety tests during a traffic stop early Saturday morning.

Vrabel leaving Chiefs to take job with Ohio State

Posted July 11, 2011 @ 8:32 a.m. ET
OLB Mike Vrabel, one of the plaintiffs in the Brady et al v. the NFL antitrust lawsuit, has retired after accepting a coaching position at Ohio State.

Steelers WR Ward charged with DUI

Posted July 09, 2011 @ 6:40 p.m. ET
Steelers WR Hines Ward was arrested in Georgia on suspicion of drunk driving early Saturday morning.

Roethlisberger's foot is 'healed up'

Posted June 25, 2011 @ 11:54 a.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger spoke about the broken right foot that he battled through most of the 2010 season and said it has almost fully healed.

Legursky's handiness helps him stick in Pittsburgh

Posted June 24, 2011 @ 3:14 p.m. ET
Steelers C-OG Doug Legursky's versatility and readiness were put to the test multiple times a season ago, and never more so than when the Steelers needed him most.

Report: Roethlisberger open to Burress' return

Posted June 22, 2011 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said Tuesday he has communicated with WR Plaxico Burress and would be pleased if his former teammate rejoined him in Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported.  

AFC North best bets to break through in 2011

Posted June 18, 2011 @ 9:51 a.m. ET
PFW identifies four players from the AFC North who are ready for coming-out parties in 2011 (clockwise from left) — Terrence Cody, Jermaine Gresham, Ziggy Hood and Colt McCoy.  

Strong competition for reserve spots on Steelers' offense

Posted June 13, 2011 @ 10:35 a.m. ET
The competition for reserve spots on the Steelers' offense should be intriguing, with quarterback, wide receiver and running back positions to watch.

Steelers' Allen takes unique path to pros

Posted June 04, 2011 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
Steelers rookie CB Cortez Allen's experience playing and studying at The Citadel sticks with him as he prepares for the NFL.

Hall of Fame RB Johnson dies at age 81

Posted June 04, 2011 @ 11:18 a.m. ET
Hall of Fame RB John Henry Johnson died Friday in Tracy, Calif., at the age of 81. He played for the 49ers, Lions, Steelers and Oilers during his career.

Lockout limbo: Steelers report

Posted June 02, 2011 @ 9:32 a.m. ET
It's time to assess all 32 NFL clubs as we wait for league business to resume. Today, we take a closer look at the defending AFC-champion Steelers.   

Elusiveness a primary goal for Steelers' Sanders

Posted May 27, 2011 @ 1:31 p.m. ET
One of Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders' goals for 2011 can be boiled down to three letters oh-so-important to those who play his position: "YAC," or yards after catch. 

Steelers' Harrison, Woodley not happy with new NFL rule

Posted May 25, 2011 @ 9:11 p.m. ET
The NFL's announcement that it plans to discipline teams this season if their players reach or surpass a certain number of illegal hits did not sit well with two star Steelers defenders.


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.