Steelers RB Signs

<b>PITTSBURGH — </b>The Steelers re-signed the last of their unsigned restricted free agents today after reaching a one-year contract agreement with fourth-year running back Verron Haynes. Financial terms of the deal were not released.

Haynes had his most productive season in 2004 when he ranked third on the team with 272 yards rushing (4.9 avg.), and fourth in receiving with 18 catches for 142 yards (7.9 avg.) and two touchdowns. Haynes also ranked sixth on the Steelers with 14 special teams tackles (11 solo).

Originally selected by the Steelers in the fifth round of the 2002 NFL Draft, Haynes has rushed for 386 yards on 81 carries (4.8 avg.), and caught 28 passes for 209 yards (7.9 avg.) and two touchdowns during his NFL career.

The Steelers have re-signed all six of their restricted free agents this offseason. In addition to Haynes, the team also re-signed linebacker Larry Foote, safety Chris Hope, defensive end Brett Keisel, wide receiver Lee Mays and kicker Jeff Reed.

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