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    Defensive end Eason to re-sign with Steelers

    Defensive end Eason to re-sign with Steelers

    By John Harris, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
    Thursday, April 8, 2010
    http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... 75370.html

    Unrestricted free agent Nick Eason, who started five games in 2009, will re-sign Thursday with the Steelers.

    "He wanted to stay in Pittsburgh because of his love of the city and the team," agent David Wyatt said Wednesday night.

    Wyatt said Eason, a defensive end who also visited the Arizona Cardinals, agreed to terms and the Steelers sent a contract to Georgia for him to sign.

    Eason, who turns 30 next month, has served in a backup capacity the past three seasons. With veteran Travis Kirschke expected to retire, Eason's role could expand, along with Ziggy Hood, last year's first-round draft pick, and second-year-player Sunny Harris.

    Eason totaled 16 tackles in eight games last season.

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    Re: Defensive end Eason to re-sign with Steelers

    I like Eason. I think this was a good move. And his cousin gave me an incredible recipe for banana pudding!

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    "He wanted to stay in Pittsburgh because of his love of the city and the team," agent David Wyatt said Wednesday night.
    Well, that would be nice.
    I suspect the real reason was that no one else showed much interest in him.

    Anyway, with Kirschke going out, it's good to have him on-board for depth.

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    Re: Defensive end Eason to re-sign with Steelers

    He came a long way from his first season in Pittsburgh, when he was downright awful. Now, he is a valuable veteran backup, and still at a reasonable age where he should be able to stick around for a while (6 years younger than Kirschke, and 4 years younger than Hoke).

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    Glad to see he's back. He's no world beater, but he's a more than adequate backup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher
    He came a long way from his first season in Pittsburgh, when he was downright awful. Now, he is a valuable veteran backup, and still at a reasonable age where he should be able to stick around for a while (6 years younger than Kirschke, and 4 years younger than Hoke).


    I'm glad to see him back in the fold. With Eason, Ziggy and Sonny Harris, the Steelers have a nice mix of veteran depth and young players with upside at DE.

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    Re: Defensive end Eason to re-sign with Steelers

    Quote Originally Posted by phillyesq
    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher
    He came a long way from his first season in Pittsburgh, when he was downright awful. Now, he is a valuable veteran backup, and still at a reasonable age where he should be able to stick around for a while (6 years younger than Kirschke, and 4 years younger than Hoke).


    I'm glad to see him back in the fold. With Eason, Ziggy and Sonny Harris, the Steelers have a nice mix of veteran depth and young players with upside at DE.
    Agree. As pointed out Eason has developed into a serviceable depth player with experience in our system. It is also good to have players who want to be here and appreciate the situation.

    From a draft standpoint I think this removes any consideration of DL until very late in the draft.
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    Re: Defensive end Eason to re-sign with Steelers

    its a smart move. eason is a solid back up. his first year he was awful but he has improved a ton. i remember hearing that he was out of shape in the 07 season which made a big difference

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    Re: Defensive end Eason to re-sign with Steelers

    The Steelers look to be targeting mid to late round DE's anyway...Mike Neal, Clifton Geathers...
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    Re: Defensive end Eason to re-sign with Steelers

    This tells me we are going after another DL and trying to mask it. Sneaky Steelers.

    Eason and Harris will battle for the last spot.

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