Dec 29, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham (6) kicks off to the Cleveland Browns during the second quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp: Shaun Suisham Signed To Contract Extension

It’s time to check the clipboard again for more reports out of Pittsburgh Steelers training camp in Latrobe.

On Friday, the Black and Gold announced that kicker Shaun Suisham‘s contract has been extended for four years through the 2018 season. Financial terms of the new deal were not disclosed.

Suisham, 32, went 30 of 32 in field goal attempts last season which established a Steelers record with a 93.8 conversion mark. The Ontario native’s 30 field goals made tied as the third-most in team history while his 129 points were good for fifth-most in a single season.

The 6-foot, 205-pound Bowling Green product ranks first in Pittsburgh history with an 87.2 field goal conversion mark and fifth in field goals made with 95.

Meanwhile, defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau and defensive backs coach Carnell Lake like what they see in the play of third-year cornerback Antwon Blake, according to Mike Prisuta of Steelers.com.

The 5-foot-9 Jacksonville native matched up well in running with wide receiver Antonio Brown so far in practice.

Another member of the secondary getting some notice and who could be in the mix to get younger on the defensive side of the ball is second-year defensive back Jordan Dangerfield, according to Neil Coolong of Behind the Steel Curtain on SBNation.com.

Some of the Steeler coaching staff are impressed with the 5-foot-11 Towson product’s work ethic; he has already been cut once, by the Buffalo Bills last August. He knows this second chance with the Black and Gold might be his last chance to make it in the NFL.

Chris Gazze of Bleacher Report reported that second-round defensive end Stephon Tuitt has been quietly improving in camp, and continues to demonstrate the power and explosion he had at Notre Dame when he was healthy.

Don Banks of SI.com commented on Twitter that it looked like wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey left the practice field yesterday exhibiting concussion symptoms.

It could be rough start for the veteran who could be in a battle for the fifth wide receiver spot with Derrick Moye, Justin Brown and others.

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