Steelers McFadden Extension Terms

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

Jason La Canfora of 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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