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Fire Haley
04-06-2009, 11:00 AM
The Pittsburgh Steelers kept one of their key backups by reaching a two-year agreement with linebacker Keyaron Fox.

Fox, according to a source, agreed to a two-year, $1.8 million deal that included a $380,000 signing bonus. The 27-year-old linebacker came to the Steelers in 2008 and helped out as one of the key players on special teams.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4045689

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Bout time.

lamberts-lost-tooth
04-06-2009, 11:05 AM
The Pittsburgh Steelers kept one of their key backups by reaching a two-year agreement with linebacker Keyaron Fox.

Fox, according to a source, agreed to a two-year, $1.8 million deal that included a $380,000 signing bonus. The 27-year-old linebacker came to the Steelers in 2008 and helped out as one of the key players on special teams.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4045689

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Bout time.

This is a bigger signing then alot of people realize...Fox was one of the players who turned our ST coverage team around this last year...GREAT SIGNING!!!!!!
:tt::tt::helmet::tt::tt:

lilyoder6
04-06-2009, 11:09 AM
yes.. it's about time they re-signed him.. he was a very good st player for us last yr

Sharkissle29
04-06-2009, 11:36 AM
This is a bigger signing then alot of people realize...Fox was one of the players who turned our ST coverage team around this last year...GREAT SIGNING!!!!!!
:tt::tt::helmet::tt::tt:

definitely agree, this guy is a force on kickoffs!!!

Galax Steeler
04-06-2009, 11:39 AM
Good to hear that is a good signing he is good on special teams and could fill in if someone gets injured.

steelreserve
04-06-2009, 11:48 AM
Now this is good. That guy was EVERYWHERE on special teams last year.

For some reason, I thought we'd already re-signed him, but oh well, I guess it's all the same now.

El-Gonzo Jackson
04-06-2009, 12:24 PM
Yeah, he comes cheap. I think that Bailey and Madison were better special teams players, but it never hurts to have a vet like Fox who can play LB in a pinch too.

I hope Bruce Davis can supplant Frazier on special teams this year and free up a roster spot for another promising young guy.

tyler289
04-06-2009, 12:25 PM
Great news, he was a beast last year on ST

KeiselPower99
04-06-2009, 12:31 PM
The reason it wasnt done earlier in the offseason is he was looking for a place to start and when no one would give him that chance he resigned with us. I like this signing alot.

headymessman86
04-06-2009, 02:14 PM
Another solid re-signing that flew under the radar. Let the rest of the football world waste time dissecting the Cutler trade. We'll just keep winning games and collecting jewelry.

Steelman16
04-06-2009, 03:54 PM
YES!!! So glad Fox is back. The ST just wouldn't be the same without him.

:thumbsup:

NEPAsteeler
04-06-2009, 04:04 PM
This is definitely a good signing. He's a key player on ST and adds some good depth.

Preacher
04-06-2009, 04:13 PM
Quite smooth F.O.

Now THAT is the Steelers way!

43Hitman
04-06-2009, 04:26 PM
Great signing by the front office. Fox is an asset to our ST squad for sure.

Fire Haley
04-06-2009, 07:06 PM
Just curious....Fox was the Chiefs 3rd rd pick...

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=205443

2nd lb in few years not good enough to play on this team, but good enough to win a superbowl.

Great work, Carl.

I'm just glad Squirmin Herman and his band of window lickers is gone. I don't need this article to justify to me that they sucked.

Steely McSmash
04-06-2009, 08:17 PM
good to have Fox back. That Chiefs forum is depressing.

bigjamesharrison2
04-06-2009, 08:28 PM
Good to see that he's back...The ST would have taken a major hit if he left

Pitt$burgh$teeler$
04-06-2009, 10:25 PM
bout time good news !

Rick5895
04-07-2009, 04:32 AM
This kind of signing is why we are always challenging for the Super Bowl. Great move!!!

Galax Steeler
04-07-2009, 05:28 AM
Just curious....Fox was the Chiefs 3rd rd pick...

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=205443

2nd lb in few years not good enough to play on this team, but good enough to win a superbowl.

Great work, Carl.

I'm just glad Squirmin Herman and his band of window lickers is gone. I don't need this article to justify to me that they sucked.

That is funny the way some things work out.

paw-n-maul-u
04-07-2009, 05:53 AM
Chiefs brass really has dropped the ball as of late.

Why does it seem that they haven't had a draft pick not named dwayne bowe do anything, ever in like the last five years

havent heard a Tamba Hali ever. they just seem like a mess.

stillers4me
04-07-2009, 05:54 AM
I love watching all the other teams throw wads of cash around at other teams rejects and problems while the Steelers quietly reload for another "surprise" run for the playoffs.

Fox was a stud on ST and I'm relieved to have him back!

Galax Steeler
04-07-2009, 06:20 AM
Fox happy to be staying put
Tuesday, April 7, 2009

By Teresa Varley
Steelers.com
There probably wasn’t anyone who enjoyed working out at the Steelers practice facility on Monday more than linebacker Keyaron Fox.

For him it was all about being home again.

Fox, who was an unrestricted free agent, signed a two-year deal on Monday and wasted no time getting to work in preparation for the 2009 season.

“I am very pleased,” said Fox. “I was getting bored sitting at home. I couldn’t wait to get back to Pittsburgh and join my brothers.”

Fox had been hoping since the season ended that he would be back with the Steelers. After playing his first four years in Kansas City on teams that struggled, he was thrilled from the moment he signed a one-year contract with the Steelers last March and wanted nothing more than to continue his career in black and gold.

“From day one since I signed with Pittsburgh I have taken a liking to it,” said Fox. “It’s a totally different atmosphere than what I was used to. The whole organization, the people in the offices, it’s a great feeling. It’s a family-oriented business. You get a sense of home. That’s why I didn’t want to go anywhere.”

There were some anxious moments waiting for the contract to get hammered out, but it was all worth it in the end.

“I tried to stay busy and get some other things started,” said Fox. “I got a lot of work done getting my foundation up and running. I was doing things around the community. I was doing thing to try and keep my mind off of it.

“I definitely lost a little bit of sleep at night. At the end of the day this is where I wanted to be and I am happy we got this over with.”

Last season Fox emerged as a special team’s ace for the Steelers, finishing the season with a career-high 21 tackles in 13 games. It was a role he wasn’t certain about from the get-go, hoping instead to win a job at inside linebacker. But with veteran James Farrior ahead of him, he accepted the role that he was asked to fill.

“I came in with hopes and dreams of starting,” said Fox. “I worked hard at trying to learn the defense. I didn’t learn it in time to be able to compete for the starting position. Farrior has been here, he did a great job last year. I just had to find my place.

“I never really liked special teams before last year, but I could do it. But with the atmosphere that is around this organization it allowed me to focus and I was happy where I was, so I was able to play better. The guys around me looked at me for leadership and I pulled from them. There was a lot of energy out there on the field.”

And Fox expects there to be plenty of energy this year as well. The Steelers are coming off a win in Super Bowl XLIII, something that was the perfect ending for him.

“Last season was probably the best season of my life and my family’s life,” said Fox. “They were excited about me coming to the Steelers. The playoff run and Super Bowl were out of a storybook. You would dream about the game being close and coming down to the wire. That’s what it boiled down to and we came out on top. It’s been an amazing experience.”

Fox hopes that there are more great experiences to come. He again is willing to do whatever is asked of him to help the team, but at the same time he wants to see his role grow.

“I want to start to be honest with you,” said Fox. “I am not shying away from the starting position. Potsie (James Farrior) is one of my closest friends on the team. He has shown me a lot. He flew me to the Pro Bowl with him. We have a great friendship, we know each others family.

“But at the end of the day we are both competitors and we are going to be competing for this starting job. It will be fun. It’s going to be a great situation.”
http://news.steelers.com/article/104429/

steelballs
04-07-2009, 07:01 AM
Good signing!
Fox was huge on ST this past year and I look forward to seeing more of him in the future.

lilyoder6
04-07-2009, 09:19 AM
Chiefs brass really has dropped the ball as of late.

Why does it seem that they haven't had a draft pick not named dwayne bowe do anything, ever in like the last five years

havent heard a Tamba Hali ever. they just seem like a mess.

well obvisouly u heard of hali, b/c u know his name :noidea:

other than that.. LJ was productive when he had the old chiefs line and was just killing it.. and this past draft some player like albert and the cb from vt.. ummm.. brandon flowers

paw-n-maul-u
04-07-2009, 10:06 AM
well, I did say in the past five years. Johnson would be six years ago.

I was merely stating the fact that I haven't heard his name. Not of him. please read next time. ... go back and look ... "havent heard a tamba hali ever" ... as in I havent heard his name in relation to anything worth noting as a big accomplishment.

thank you for sharing your knowledge with me ... but here is alink to previous chiefs drafts as of late. http://www.databasefootball.com/draft/draftteam.htm?tm=KAN&lg=NFLtm=KAN&lg=NFL

besides derrick johnson, who is good but not spectacular, and dwayne bowe, all of those picks have produced marginal results if any at all. Kolby smith had a couple good fantasy weeks a year ago, can you think of anything else? They have thrown away a lot of picks.

SteelMember
04-07-2009, 10:41 AM
It was a role he wasn’t certain about from the get-go, hoping instead to win a job at inside linebacker. But with veteran James Farrior ahead of him, he accepted the role that he was asked to fill.

“I came in with hopes and dreams of starting,” said Fox. “I worked hard at trying to learn the defense. I didn’t learn it in time to be able to compete for the starting position. Farrior has been here, he did a great job last year. I just had to find my place.

Fox hopes that there are more great experiences to come. He again is willing to do whatever is asked of him to help the team, but at the same time he wants to see his role grow.

“I want to start to be honest with you,” said Fox. “I am not shying away from the starting position. Potsie (James Farrior) is one of my closest friends on the team. He has shown me a lot. He flew me to the Pro Bowl with him. We have a great friendship, we know each others family.

Unselfish attitudes like this are a big part of what makes you a "team".

Glad to have him back. A great example of a Steelers player imo.


Here's a free one for the t-shirt guy.

Steelers ILB's

Farrior
Foote
Fox

F'n 'em up in the middle!

:chuckle:

paw-n-maul-u
04-07-2009, 05:16 PM
coverage units were much improved, but our return game is awful. I would really like to see that guy from Arizona in the mid rounds, but it seems he's ahot commodity.

I'm so sick of gary russel 25 yards and run into the back of 8 people

devilsdancefloor
04-07-2009, 05:49 PM
[ I'm so sick of gary russel 25 yards and run into the back of 8 people

returns where bad , but i am excited to see what logan can do! BUT russell didnt have butter fingers whichis much improved id rather have 25 yards than the butterfingers brigade returing for us.

And i was worried that he would end up a raven!! i am glad he is resigned!!