Brett Keisel 99 | Defensive End

Pittsburgh Steelers

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Thu. Aug 21, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Keisel will suit up for Thursday's preseason game in Philadelphia, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Impact: After re-upping with the Steelers on Tuesday, Keisel's eventual workload will likely be capped in order to ease him into the fold. However, expect him to record some reps Thursday along the defensive front, where he should start at defensive end once the regular season kicks off.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Aug 20, 2014
News: The Pittsburgh Steelers are planning to re-sign defensive end Brett Keisel to bolster a reconfigured line that has struggled to produce much of anything in the first two weeks of the preseason. Keisel posted on his Twitter feed Tuesday "I am very excited to finish what I started in 2002 with the (at)steelers. Time to get to work!!" Impact: The Steelers decided not to re-sign Keisel in the offseason after the 35-year-old finished with four sacks in 12 games in 2013. Keisel, who turns 36 on Sept. 19, was effective when healthy last season. But with the team up against the salary cap he wasn't going to command anywhere near the $4.9 million cap number he received last year.(STATS, 00:28am)
Tue. Aug 19, 2014
News: Keisel re-signed with the Steelers on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Impact: The Cardinals were said to be making a push for Keisel after losing Darnell Dockett to a season-ending knee injury, but the longtime Steeler will once again be donning the black and gold. Keisel started 12 games last season, racking up 29 total tackles and four sacks. Given his experience in Dick LeBeau's 3-4 defense, there's a good chance he'll beat out Cam Thomas to earn one of the starting roles at defensive end.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Aug 19, 2014
News: Keisel declined an invitation to visit the Cardinals on Tuesday, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports. Impact: Keisel was considering joining the Cardinals, who are looking for defensive end help with Darnell Dockett (knee) out for the season, but he has decided to pass for family reasons. Keisel could still join a team at some point this season if the situation is right for him.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Aug 19, 2014
News: Keisel is visiting with the Cardinals on Tuesday, NFL.com reports. Impact: Keisel potentially signing with the Cardinals comes after defensive end Darnell Dockett suffered a torn ACL on Monday. Additionally, Keisel played under Arizona coach Bruce Arians from 2004-2011, when Arians was an assistant coach for the Steelers. In 12 games last season, the 36-year-old Keisel posted 29 tackles (20 solo) and four sacks.(RotoWire, )
Brett Keisel
2013 Season
TCKL
29
SCK
4
FF
1
INT
0
Bio
Ht: 6' 5"  Wt: 285  Age: 35
Born: 9/19/1978, Provo, Utah
College: Brigham Young
NFL Experience: 13th season
Drafted: 2002 - Rd 7
(242th overall by the Steelers)
Salary: n/a
Injury Status
No reported Injury
Depth Chart
1. Cam Thomas
2. Brett Keisel
3. Josh Mauro