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PITTSBURGH - When the season opened, Steelers linebacker Jason Gildon was just 11 sacks short of L.C. Greenwood's all-time team record of 73 1/2 career sacks; and defensive end Aaron Smith was coming off the most productive season by a Steelers lineman since 1995.

But five games into the 2002 season, Gildon and Smith, who combined for 37 1/2 sacks in the previous two seasons, have just one sack apiece. It's not exactly what the Steelers had in mind when they gave the duo two of the biggest contract extensions in team history this offseason - five years and $23 million for Gildon, and six years and $25 million for Smith. Gildon, who has 22 tackles this...

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