Brett Keisel wants to play, hasn’t heard from Steelers

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Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel is waiting for the team to call him and discuss a new deal, but it hasn’t happened yet. With that, Keisel is preparing to play elsewhere, though he’d prefer to finish his career with the Steelers.

“He’s productive, healthy and has every intention to continue to play football,” agent Eric Metz told Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “Hopefully, he can finish his career a Steeler as he’s always desired.”

Keisel is 35-years-old and made $2,825,000 in base salary last season, with a salary cap charge of $4.9 million. Since he is turning 36 at the beginning of the season, the Steelers are probably looking at a deal around the veteran’s minimum.

Keisel’s agent doesn’t indicate what kind of deal he is looking for, that minimum deal might be the only way he gets re-signed, or he’ll be left to find a new deal.