The Steelers signed veteran defensive end Brett Keisel to a two-year contract, the team announced today.

Keisel was originally selected by the Steelers in the seventh round (242nd overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft. The two-time Super Bowl Champion has seen action in 144 games with 110 starts in the regular season and has played in 16 career postseason contests, starting eight of them. Keisel’s career numbers include 29 sacks, seven forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries in the regular season, and three sacks, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries in the postseason.

In 2013, he led the team or tied for the team lead in QB pressures in five of the 12 games he played, and added four sacks and two fumble recoveries. Keisel led the team with a career-best 40 QB pressures in 2012, and at the end of the 2010 season he earned his first and only Pro Bowl selection.

Keisel was also named Steelers Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2011 and was a co-winner of the “Chief Award” in 2006, which is given annually to the player who best exemplifies the spirit of cooperation with the media.

To make room on the roster, the Steelers released defensive tackle Al Lapuaho.

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