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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

A Steelers flurry

Tuesday was a big day for the Steelers as they signed safety Ryan Clark (scroll down to read more about him) and defensive end Brett Keisel Tuesday while losing defensive end Kimo von Oelhoffen to the Jets.

Clark and Keisel signed four-year deals with the Steelers and are considered players with plenty of upside. Clark is just 25, while Keisel is 27.

The 35-year-old von Oelhoffen got $9.2 million from the Jets over three years, including a $3.2 million signing bonus. His contract may be even more out of whack than Antwaan Randle El's deal the other day.

The Steelers also hosted former Cleveland Browns tight end Aaron Shea Tuesday, though he moved to the backburner with all of the other signings going on.

Jerame Tuman, who finished the season as the Steelers' backup tight end, apparently has turned down the team's offer to return. So too has Chris Hope, which prompted Clark's signing.

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