PITTSBURGH — The Antonio Brown sweepstakes have not ceased the Pittsburgh Steelers from doing big business with their big men and women.

The team has resigned center Maurkice Pouncey and protect Ramon Foster to multi-year deals, the team announced Thursday.

Pouncey will become the ’s highest-paid center at $11 million per year over three decades, according to ’s Adam Schefter.

A source confirms Foster is registering for a couple of decades and is worth $8.25 million.

Foster and Pouncey have begun over the Steelers’ lineup for the previous fourteen days. A first-round selection in 2010, pouncey, has made three consecutive Pro Bowls. Foster is an undrafted free agent out of 2009 who maintains producing.

Keeping the lineup together sets the platform to get a mega-deal for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who is close with his linemen.

As insurance, as the team also placed a second-found tender on protector B.J. Finney, also a restricted free agent. The tender will probably be worth $3.095 million.

The Steelers are still talking with teams about Brown that is trading, and a bargain could happen as early as Friday.


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