The Pittsburgh Steelers don’t negotiate contracts after the regular season begins. And it was believed that the five-year deal for defensive end Brett Keisel would be the last new deal that the Steelers do before closing the vault until 2010.
Agent Drew Rosenhaus has announced via his Twitter page that center Justin Hartwig has agreed to terms on a three-year extension.
The deal puts Hartwig under contract through 2012.
Other Steelers who appear to be headed into the final years of their contracts, and thereafter free agency, absent new deals in the next two days are nose tackle Casey Hampton, running back Willie Parker, offensive tackle
Willie Colon, safety Ryan Clark, and kicker Jeff