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Firing up the Deisel

Brett Keisel

A big pay day hasn't changed the Pittsburgh Steelers new starting right defensive end. In fact, Brett Keisel is simply picking up where former starter Kimo von Oelhoffen, now with the New York Jets, left off.

PITTSBURGH – It wasn't like Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel hit the lottery or anything this spring. But the 27-year-old Keisel did find himself in a new tax bracket. Keisel signed a four-year, $13.1-million deal to stay with the Steelers this spring that included a $3.29-million signing bonus. The flannel-wearing, pickup-driving Keisel has taken some kidding from his teammates... Recommended Stories