Steelers extend Eason's deal

Updated: April 12, 2010, 2:20 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Defensive end Nick Eason has signed a one-year extension with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Eason started five games last season after defensive ends Aaron Smith and Travis Kirschke were injured. He has played in 69 career games with the Browns (2004-06) and Steelers (2007-09), making nine starts.

Eason signed with Pittsburgh as an unrestricted free agent in 2007.

Kirschke, 35, has not re-signed after spending six seasons with Pittsburgh -- he has played in the NFL since ...

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