The Steelers made a wise move on Thursday, as ESPN’s John Clayton is reporting that the team has come to terms with defensive tackle Chris Hoke that will keep him in Black and Gold through 2010. Hoke gets a 4-year deal worth $6 million. He recieves a $1.5 mil signing bonus. Hoke was set to make $900,000 this year, which was set to be the final year of his contract. Now with the extension, he will make $2.1 mil this season.
Hoke has been with the Steelers for six seasons, and despite playing behind all-world nose tackle Casey Hampton he has done an excellent job filling in and playing well when needed. The 31-year-old would be a starter on just about any other team in the league.