The Pittsburgh Steelers signed pass-rusher Alex Highsmith to a four-year, $68-million contract extension, sources told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Highsmith was entering the fourth and final year of his rookie contract. He’s been with the Steelers since being selected in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

The 25-year-old became a full-time starter in 2021, recording six sacks and 74 tackles.

Highsmith broke out in 2022, posting 14.5 sacks with 63 tackles and five forced fumbles. Star pass-rusher T.J. Watt and Highsmith are now both under contract through the 2025 season.

The Charlotte product has 22.5 sacks and 185 tackles in 49 career games.

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