The Pittsburgh Steelers announced that they have re-signed FB Roosevelt Nix to a four-year contract extension.
We have signed FB Roosevelt Nix to a contract extension.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) February 10, 2018
Nix, 25, originally signed on with the Falcons as an undrafted free agent out of Kent State back in 2014. He was unable to make the 53-man roster and sat out the entire 2014 season before signing a future/reserve contract with the Steelers in January of 2015.
The Steelers elected to sign him to a one-year exclusive rights deal in 2016. He was set to become an unrestricted free agent after finishing another one-year exclusive rights deal that he signed in January of last year.
He was selected to the 2018 Pro Bowl, so it is clear that the Steelers wanted to keep him around long-term.
In 2017, Nix appeared in all 16 games for the Steelers and caught two passes for six yards receiving and had two total touchdowns. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 16 overall fullback out of 18 qualifying players.