Brett Keisel DL PIT 7 Days

Keisel will suit up for Thursday's preseason game in Philadelphia, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

After re-upping with the Steelers on Tuesday, Keisel's eventual workload will likely be capped in order to ease him into the fold. However, expect him to record some reps Thursday along the defensive front, where he should start at defensive end once the regular season kicks off.

Brett Keisel DL PIT 9 Days

Keisel re-signed with the Steelers on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

The Cardinals were said to be making a push for Keisel after losing Darnell Dockett to a season-ending knee injury a day earlier, but the longtime Steeler will once again be donning the black and gold. Keisel started all 12 games he was active for last season, racking up 29 total tackles and four sacks. Given his experience in Dick LeBeau's 3-4, there's a good chance he'll beat out Cam Thomas to earn one of the starting roles at defensive end.

Brett Keisel DL PIT 9 Days

Keisel declined his invitation to visit the Cardinals on Tuesday, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports.

Keisel was considering joining the Cardinals, who are looking for defensive end help with Darnell Dockett (knee) out for the season, but he has decided to pass for family reasons. Keisel could still join a team at some point this season if the situation is right or him.

Brett Keisel DL PIT 9 Days

Keisel is visiting with the Cardinals on Tuesday, NFL.com reports.

Keisel potentially signing with the Cardinals comes after defensive end Darnell Dockett suffered a torn ACL on Monday. Additionally, Keisel played under Cardinals' coach Bruce Arians from 2004-2011, while Arians was an assistant coach for the Steelers. In 12 games last season, the 36-year-old Keisel posted 29 tackles (20 solo) and four sacks.

Brett Keisel DL PIT 1 Month

The Steelers haven't ruled out re-signing free agents Brett Keisel and James Harrison.

Specifically, GM Kevin Colbert said the team hasn't ruled out signing "anybody." Keisel, who turns 36 in September, has made no-known visits since hitting the open market in March. He'd be an option behind LE Cam Thomas in Pittsburgh.

Brett Keisel DL PIT 3 Months

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the Steelers are interested in re-signing free agent DE Brett Keisel to a one-year, minimum-salary deal.

Beat writer Ed Bouchette believes "it makes just too much sense for [Keisel] not to rejoin the Steelers." The soon-to-be 36-year-old wouldn't be asked to play a full complement of snaps should be be re-signed, but Keisel could help mentor rookie DE Stephon Tuitt and the other young defensive linemen on the Steelers.

Brett Keisel DL PIT 3 Months

ESPN's Scott Brown believes the Steelers could be waiting until after June 1 to re-sign free agent Brett Keisel.

Keisel hasn't received any free-agent interest to this point, but remains committed to playing this season. He could be used in a rotation opposite Cameron Heyward, with rookie Stephon Tuitt, Cam Thomas, and Nick Williams also in the mix for snaps. The Steelers currently have just $357,896 in cap space, but will be getting back $2.41 million next month from releasing LaMarr Woodley.

Brett Keisel DL PIT 4 Months2 Comments

The Steelers "haven't shown any inclination" to re-sign free agent Brett Keisel.

Keisel is reportedly committed to playing this season, but isn't more than a situational player at this stage of his career. It's possible the Steelers could wait until after June 1 to sign Keisel when they get salary-cap relief from releasing LaMarr Woodley.

Brett Keisel DL PIT 5 Months

Free agent DE Brett Keisel has no intention of retiring.

Keisel is 35 years old, but is reportedly dedicated to playing and in great shape. He's spent his entire 11-year career with the Steelers, who have made no public statements about wanting him back. CBS' Jason La Canfora suggests the Jets as a possible fit.

Brett Keisel DL PIT 7 Months

Impending free agent DE Brett Keisel sounds as if he plans to continue his playing career.

Keisel, 35, admitted last summer that the 2013 season may be his final one. It doesn't appear that's the case. Keisel was in New York earlier this week as part of the Super Bowl week festivities and said his preference is to re-sign with the Steelers, but also mentioned he'd be interested in playing for the Lions. Keisel registered 29 tackles and four sacks across 12 games this past season.