The Pittsburgh Steelers and defensive end Cam Heyward have agreed to a 6 year, $59.2 million extension. The contract is the second largest ever given out by the Steelers to a defensive player.

The largest deal by the Steelers to a position player other than quarterback was a 6 year, $61.5 million contract that LaMarr Woodley signed in 2011.
Heyward in 2014 had a career year with 53 tackles and 7.5 sacks, totaling the amount of sacks he had in his first three seasons combined.