According to ESPN.com, Steelers receiver Hines Ward has agreed to and signed a four-year contract extension worth $22 million.
Ward was scheduled to be a free agent after the season. He's now signed through 2013.
The deal is structured so that it frees up some cap room in 2009..
© Apparently the Cleveland front office has been smoking some ganja with Percy Harvin.
Why in the world do you move down in the first round - twice - and only pick up a bunch of bums and a couple of picks?
To take a center?
© Keep an eye on what happens with the defensive tackles - Peria and Hood – if one of them is available, he could be the pick. Though Peria is 25, which is a concern.
If it comes down to Wood and Unger, Wood will likely be the pick, but we'll see.
© Hood or Unger.
© The Steelers took Ziggy Hood, giving John Mitchell his first first-round defensive lineman to work with since Casey Hampton was their first-round pick in 2001.
Hood projects as a defensive end in Pittsbugh's 3-4. He's a high-motor guy, but needs to get more stout against the run.
© I look for the Steelers to try hard to trade up in the second round. In fact, as I sit here at 7:53, almost 20 minutes after they made their pick, Colbert and Tomlin haven't come in to address the media.
Tells me something's brewing.
© I have confirmed the Steelers are trying to trade up in the second round for Unger.
© With trade up for Unger dead, I like Jamon Meredith now in the second round. Craig Urbik and Antione Caldwell are also possibilities.
© The Steelers dealt their second round pick (64th) and a fourth (132) to Denver for the 79th and 84th selections.
They now have three third-round picks.