Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/24/12
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The Steelers signed coach Mike Tomlin to a contract extension through the 2016 season.

The Steelers made the announcement in a news release Tuesday.

"We are pleased to announce that Mike Tomlin will remain with the Steelers for at least five more years," said Steelers president and co-owner Art Rooney II.

Tomlin had two years left on his contract and signed a three-year extension Tuesday. He reportedly earned $2.5 million per season on his initial deal with the Steelers and signed a three-year extension in July 2010.

The Steelers are 60-28 (including playoffs) under Tomlin with three AFC North division titles and have played in two Super Bowls, beating the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII and losing to the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV.

Rooney hired Tomlin in 2007 to replace Bill Cowher after 15 seasons with the Steelers. Tomlin was 32 at the time and became only the third head coach for the franchise since 1969, when Chuck Noll was hired.

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