In a somewhat surprising development, the Pittsburgh Steelers have resigned guard Ramon Foster, a team source confirms. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the deal is for three years.
It had been expected that Foster would net a bigger deal elsewhere as he was expected to command around $3 million per season but the market for Foster likely did not develop like some thought it might when teams were allowed to begin talking to agents on Saturday morning. You can bet that played a part in Foster surprisingly resigning with Pittsburgh today. Financial details are not yet available.
Foster gave up just 2 sacks last season and figures to now return as the front runner to be the Steelers starting left guard, putting Willie Colon’s future with the Steelers possibly in doubt again. Releasing Colon after June 1st saves the Steelers over $5 million in cap space. Releasing him now would save the Steelers just $1.2 million in cap space.
Foster and Colon were expected to be tied to each other this off-season.