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Report: Heyward to hold out of OTAs, seeks extension

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Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward won't attend offseason training activities as he eyes a contract extension, sources told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

Heyward hasn't missed a team offseason program before, Fowler notes.

Heyward's contract expires following the 2024 season. The reigning Walter Payton Man of the Year is slated to make $16 million in base salary in his final year under contract, per Over the Cap.

The 35-year-old has spent his entire career with the Steelers and has been a focal point of their defensive line. He has put up 80.5 sacks over his 13-year career and earned six Pro Bowl nods, which came consecutively from 2017-2022.

Heyward played just 11 games last season due to a groin injury, and his two sacks were his lowest since 2012.

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