Source: Steelers Re-Sign OT Colon

Colon Missed The Entire 2010 Season

The Pittsburgh Steelers released tackle Max Starks earlier in the afternoon, so it was apparent they were going to bring back Willie Colon.

Colon, projected as the Steelers starting right tackle, signed a five-year contract worth $29 million, according to NFL Network’s Jason LaCanfora.

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Colon said he accepted $3 million less over the life of the contract from the Steelers than what the Chicago Bears had offered him to join them.

Big Ben must be extremely happy, knowing that Colon is back to protect the right side of the Steelers’ line, a position where he has started 50 games during his pro career in the Steel City.

The Bronx native was selected in the fourth round of the 2006 draft and is recovering from a torn Achilles tendon, an injury which sidelined him all of last season.

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