Steelers extend GM Kevin Colbert's contract through 2018

The Pittsburgh Steelers have given general manager Kevin Colbert a two-year contract extension.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers have given general manager Kevin Colbert a two-year contract extension, the team announced on Saturday.

The extension will keep Colbert with the team through the 2018 NFL draft. His extension matches the one given to head coach Mike Tomlin earlier this week.

Colbert is entering his fifth year as Steelers GM and his 16th year with the team overall. He previously served as Pittsburgh's director of football operations for 11 years.

“I am happy to announce that we have extended Kevin Colbert’s contract for two additional years,” said Steelers’ president Art Rooney II. “Kevin’s work and footprint on our football operations have been a key factor in our success. We are excited Kevin will continue to lead our personnel department for at least the next three years.”

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The Steelers won the AFC North in 2014 after going 11–5, however the team has not won a playoff game since losing Super Bowl XLV to the Green Bay Packers in February 2011. 

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