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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

Draft Dose: Who needs an interior lineman?

Posted April 11, 2011 @ 1:05 p.m. ET
In the 26th installment of the Draft Dose series, PFW takes a look at six teams that could consider drafting an interior lineman, like Florida's Mike Pouncey.

Steelers carry impressive track record into challenging draft

Posted April 09, 2011 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
Steelers director of football Kevin Colbert has found great value in Round One throughout his tenure, but his task could be a little harder this year.

Pouncey predicts Cowboys will draft him

Posted April 07, 2011 @ 10:31 a.m. ET
Florida OG-C Mike Pouncey doesn't get to choose who drafts him, but seems to have a good feeling he will be heading to Dallas.

Draft countdown: Pick No. 31

Posted March 28, 2011 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
PFW looks back at the last 10 players chosen with the 31st pick in the NFL draft, including three-time Pro Bowl CB Nnamdi Asomugha, taken 31st by the Raiders in 2003.

Steelers' Batch may lose Super Bowl rings in court

Posted March 23, 2011 @ 12:32 p.m. ET
Veteran QB Charlie Batch may lose the two Super Bowl rings he has won as a member of the Steelers in bankruptcy court, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

AFC team needs

Posted March 21, 2011 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
The Raiders will likely have to replace shutdown CB Nnamdi Asomugha, who is a free agent, this offseason, as we identify the top three draft needs of each AFC team.

Steelers tender Dixon at original-round level

Posted March 11, 2011 @ 7:42 p.m. ET
The Steelers gave QB Dennis Dixon the original draft-round tender in restricted free agency, agent Jeffrey Sperbeck confirmed to PFW on Thursday.

Lake hired as Steelers DB coach

Posted March 07, 2011 @ 3:28 p.m. ET
Former Steelers star Carnell Lake has been hired by the team as their new defensive backs coach.

AFC North free-agent preview

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 7 a.m. ET
With the owners and players mired in negotiations, the beginning of free agency is almost certain to be delayed. Yet, PFW is examining the free-agent picture for each club, here featuring the AFC North.

Report: Steelers tender OT Colon

Posted March 01, 2011 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
The Steelers placed a first-round restricted tender on OT Willie Colon, according to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora.

Colon, Taylor are Steelers' free agents to watch

Posted Feb. 25, 2011 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
With LOLB LaMarr Woodley receiving and signing his franchise tender, the Steelers now can focus on their other prospective free agents, like ORT Willie Colon.

Steelers looking to sign OLB Woodley to long-term extension

Posted Feb. 24, 2011 @ 3:02 p.m. ET
Steelers director of football operations Kevin Colbert stressed Thursday the importance of locking up Pro Bowl OLB LaMarr Woodley to a long-term deal.

Steelers OLB Woodley signs franchise tag

Posted Feb. 23, 2011 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
Steelers OLB LaMarr Woodley has signed his franchise tag.

Steelers likely keeping enviable status quo at OLB

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 5:05 p.m. ET
With the Steelers placing the franchise tag on LOLB LaMarr Woodley, they will likely retain one of their more important — and younger — defensive starters.

Steelers place franchise tag on Woodley

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
The Steelers announced Friday that they have placed the franchise tag on LOLB LaMarr Woodley.


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.