PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers signed guard Ramon Foster to a three-year deal on Wednesday, hours before the veteran would become a free agent.
The 30-year-old Foster made the Steelers as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2009 before developing into one of the team's most dependable lineman. Foster has made 87 career starts at various positions and has been Pittsburgh's starting right guard for each of the last four seasons.
''Not a bad career so far for an undrafted kid out of Tennessee,'' Foster posted on his Instagram account on Wednesday.
Foster is the fourth player to re-sign with the Steelers rather than test the open market this week. Safety Robert Golden and wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey signed on Monday and cornerback William Gay inked a three-year deal on Tuesday.
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