Hartwig Has Signed

justinhartwig.jpgPro Football Talk is reporting that Justin Hartwig, the former Carolina Panthers center, has signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

A year after signing center Sean Mahan as a free agent in the hopes that he would fill the void created by the retirement of Jeff Hartings, the Pittsburgh Steelers have added via free agency another new center, who might bump Mahan out of the position.

According to Adam Schefter of NFL Network, the Steelers have agreed to terms with former Panthers center Justin Hartwig.  Per Schefter, it’s a two-year deal worth roughly $4 million, with a $975,000 signing bonus.

Is Hartwig supplants Mahan, the former Bucs could possibly slide to guard. 

Such instability at the center position is a dramatic change for the Steelers, who had only three starters at the position (Mike Webster, Dermontti Dawson, and Hartings) for more than 30 years.

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