Steelers McFadden Extension Terms

Terms of Bryant McFadden's contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers  have been released via NFL.com

Jason La Canfora of NFL.com reported earlier today (and we have since confirmed) that a new deal has been reached, at a value of $7.5 million over three years.

These terms beg the question on why McFadden would accept terms that would reduce his salary 4.75 years and a return to free agency in 2011 at only 29 years old and being an experienced player at a "high value" position such as cornerback.  Instead, McFadden accepted a three-year deal at approximately $2.5 million per year.

As we have heard, the alternative was that McFadden would be cut in favor of younger and cheaper alternatives.  Regardless of the reason, this is a great signing for both McFadden and the Steelers.  The Steelers suffered with the loss of McFadden and William Gay as the starter.  McFadden already has 2 Super Bowl rings with the Steelers and is a welcome addition to a secondary that lacks depth and quality playmakers.

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