As reported last week, the Steelers have signed linebacker James Harrison to a new contract.
The deal is for six years at just over $51 million, including $20 million in bonus money, making him the highest-paid defensive player in Steelers' history.
A two-time team MVP, Harrison is also the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
With Harrison signed, the Steelers will now turn their attention to signing some of their other 11 starters who are entering the final year of their contract.
Topping that list will be getting a deal done with tackle Max Starks, the team's franchise player. Starks is set to earn $8.5 million in 2009 and the Steelers would like to lower that number with a long-term deal.