The Steelers have inked fullback Roosevelt Nix to a four-year contract extension through 2021 according to Jeremy Bergman of NFL.com.
Nix, originally an undrafted free agent out of Kent State, is cashing in on a career year after being named to the Pro Bowl (replacing James Develin of the Patriots) for the first time in his three years with the Steelers.
Nix played in all 17 of Pittsburgh’s regular season and postseason games, tallying five touches, six yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns. He is also a valuable special teams player, taking part in 69.2 of the special teams snaps. The 25-year-old was scheduled to become a restricted free agent in March after playing on two successive one-year contracts with the Steelers.