The Steelers announced this morning that Kicker Shaun Suisham has been signed to a contract extension. The extension will keep Suisham under contract through the 2018 season.
Suisham was originally signed to a 4 year contract by the Steelers in 2011. Last year, the 32 year old kicker made 30 of 32 attempts, and was 8 for 8 from beyond the 40 yard mark.
Art Rooney II recently said that the team wanted to extend some players whose contracts were expiring soon, and Suisham would have been a free agent after this season. Other players who are potential extension candidates are CB Cortez Allen, RT Marcus Gilbert, LB Jason Worilds, and perhaps even Cam Heyward. Suisham’s contract details aren’t immediately available, but I’ll update when I know the specifics.