Signed up.—Brett, after signing his new contract with the Steelers.
From Teresa Varley, Steelers.com:
Brett Keisel is happy to be staying in the black and gold.
For Brett Keisel, there really is no place like home and that is where he is going to be after the veteran defensive end signed a two-year contract with the Steelers.
“It means a lot to be back,” said Keisel, who spent the offseason as an unsigned free agent. “There really is no place like here, no place like home. It was tough, just the unknown. For them to give me the opportunity to come back means a lot to me and I can’t wait to get back to work. I still have a little time to not only get to know these men I am going to go to battle with, but just get back into football stuff. I feel great. I have been training my tail off with the thought that I am going to be back. It looks like all of that training has paid off.”
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Brett is with team in Philadelphia for tomorrow night’s game, but he is not expected to play.
Steelers depth chart changes:
Scott Brown, ESPN.com wrote about some changes made to the Steelers depth chart today
The ink had barely dried on the two-year contract that Brett Keisel signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Wednesday when he vaulted to the top of the depth chart at right defensive end.
Keisel is back at the position where he has started since 2006 with Stephon Tuitt, Nick Williams and Ethan Hemer listed behind him. Cameron Heyward is the starter at left defensive end with Cam Thomas, Brian Arnfelt and Josh Mauro listed behind him.
Prior to the re-signing of Keisel, Heyward had been the starter at right defensive end with Thomas the starter at left defensive end and Tuitt behind Thomas.
What is clear is the Steelers did not bring back “Da Beard” to play a limited number of snaps and mentor their young defensive linemen.
We want to thank EVERYONE for all the emails, messages and tweets being sent to congratulate Brett and to welcome him back home with the Steelers!