This is from James Walkers' article, Contract Years in The AFC North....

http://myespn.go.com/blogs/hashmarks/0- ... North.html



4. Marvel Smith, LT, Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers have a way of not giving contract extensions to players 30 years or older (see Alan Faneca). Unfortunately for Marvel Smith, he turns 30 next month, and thus the Steelers have been very quiet on the contract front. Considering that Smith plays left tackle, a good season could garner an extension. But that would go against a serious Steelers staple.

Chances of Smith playing for Pittsburgh in 2009: 40 percent.