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83-Steelers-43
02-19-2008, 12:15 PM
Steelers re-sign defensive end Travis Kirschke
By John Harris
TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Steelers signed veteran defensive end Travis Kirschke to a two-year contract extension today.

Kirschke, 33, recorded 29 tackles, two sacks and three quarterback hurries primarily as a backup in 2007.

He replaced injured starter Aaron Smith for three games during the regular season and also started against Jacksonville in the playoffs.

Kirschke joined the Steelers as a free agent in 2004.

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/s_553180.html

Dino 6 Rings
02-19-2008, 12:27 PM
We need depth and guys that know the system. Guess that got him signed.

Dylan
02-19-2008, 12:27 PM
that good we signed him, he adds quality depth and can provide leadership

83-Steelers-43
02-19-2008, 12:30 PM
With the lack of depth on the d-line to begin with, I don't think we could have afforded not to re-sign him.

The Duke
02-19-2008, 12:32 PM
great, a good veteran backup

now get some younger guys in the draft, and do not bring eason back

coachspeak33
02-19-2008, 01:19 PM
WHY???
colbert has the creativity of a "special olympic superstar"

Rhee Rhee
02-19-2008, 03:30 PM
as long as he's not a starter i'm down...

steelpride12
02-19-2008, 04:20 PM
Great back - up Vet. who knows are system and can play good ball, i love the deal!

19ward86
02-19-2008, 04:32 PM
i like the signing for depth, and depth only, but we still need to get a younger defensive line.

SteelCityMan786
02-19-2008, 04:53 PM
Kirschke will be good for veteran leadership. We still need to get some younger guys. We have 2 guys who are solid DL(Snack and Smith). But Kiesel's spot bugs me.

FourThreeMafia
02-19-2008, 10:35 PM
WHY???
colbert has the creativity of a "special olympic superstar"

That made absolutely no sense.

It was a good signing. We have depth issues on the DLine as it is, and it was either him or Eason. He was signed for chump change, and he is not a bad backup.

Galax Steeler
02-20-2008, 05:06 AM
Good to see him signed for the depth.