Steelers give Colbert five-year extension

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The Steelers announced today they had signed Kevin Colbert to a five-year contract extension, one week after they announced the extension of coach Mike Tomlin's contract.

Colbert, their director of football operations since 2000, was on the final year of a contract that expired next spring.

"We are very pleased to announce that Kevin Colbert will remain with the Steelers for at least several more years," said Steelers' President Art Rooney II said on the team's web site. "Kevin is without question one of the best in the NFL at his job and we are fortunate that he will continue to lead our football operations into the future."

Said Colbert, "I am very thankful to Art and Mr. Rooney for the opportunity to continue my career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Our organization will be faced with many challenges in the coming season and beyond. I look forward to working with the Rooneys and Coach Tomlin as we pursue our only acceptable goal -- a Super Bowl title."


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