Steelers sign Shaun Suisham to extension

LATROBE, Pa. -- The Pittsburgh Steelers signed Shaun Suisham, the most accurate kicker in franchise history, to a four-year contract extension.

The new deal puts Suisham under the Steelers' control through through 2018. He becomes the first player that the Steelers have signed to a new, long-term contract since general manager Kevin Colbert said the team is “open for business.”

Colbert said earlier this week that the Steelers are hoping to sign starters who are in the final year of their contract to multi-year deals before the start of the regular season. That list now is down to outside linebacker Jason Worilds, cornerback Cortez Allen and right tackle Marcus Gilbert.

Suisham signed his second long-term contract with the Steelers after making 30 of 32 field goal attempts last season, a 93.8-percent conversion rate, which is a franchise single-season record.

Suisham has made 95 of 109 field-goal attempts since signing with the Steelers in November 2010. The 10th-year veteran has a conversion rate of 87.2 percent with the Steelers, the highest in franchise history.