Steelers stick with Tomlin

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin watches his team play the Denver Broncos during the...

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin watches his team play the Denver Broncos during the first half of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Denver, Colorado, January 8, 2012. (REUTERS)

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The Pittsburgh Steelers tacked a new three-year contract extension on coach Mike Tomlin's existing deal Tuesday, effectively keeping him tied to the team through the 2016 season.

Tomlin still has two years left on his current contract, including an option in 2013, so the extension covers 2014, '15 and '16. No terms of the extension were released.

"I am excited that I will continue to be the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers for years to come," Tomlin said in a statement. "I am grateful to the Steelers organization for the opportunity I have been given over the past five years to work and live in this great city, and I am excited to continue to work to bring another championship to the Steelers and the city of Pittsburgh."

Tomlin, 40, is going into his sixth season as coach of the Steelers. Hired to replace Bill Cowher in 2007. he's posted a regular-season record of 55-25 and led the Steelers to a win over the the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII.

"Mike is one of the top head coaches in the National Football League and we are thrilled he will continue to lead our team as we pursue another Super Bowl title," Steelers president Art Rooney II said.


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