The Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed another one of their players who was set to become an unrestricted free agent in the coming days as Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports Monday morning that safety Robert Golden has agreed to a three-year, $5 million contract.
The Steelers have reached agreement with safety Robert Golden on a 3yr/$5M deal
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 7, 2016
Golden, who filled in admirably last season when veteran Will Allen was sidelined with an ankle injury, will now likely have a chance to compete for a starting spot this offseason.
Last season, Golden played 390 defensive snaps and recorded a career-high 40 total tackles and his first interception.
Golden was originally signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent out of Arizona in 2012. He was the Steelers special teams captain the last two seasons.
The re-signing of Golden was needed and while it does ensure an experienced secondary player will be back in 2016, the Steelers are still likely to address the safety position in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Golden was set to become an unrestricted free agent Wednesday evening. Last season Golden made $1.542 million on a restricted tender.