Ryan Clark and Will Allen Sign with Pittsburgh Steelers

Nick SignorelliSenior Writer IMarch 8, 2010

TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 01:  Safety Ryan Clark #25 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates with the fans after their 27-23 win against the Arizona Cardinals during Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Has this become the Bizzaro world?

The Pittsburgh Steelers, who never bring in more than one unrestricted free agent, maybe two at most, have had their biggest free agent spending spree of the last four decades.

Pittsburgh recently signed former Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Will Allen, and with Ryan Clark in Miami to talk with the Dolphins, you would not find a Steelers fan who would say there was a chance of Clark returning to Pittsburgh.

At 7:05 Monday night, however, profootballtalk.com reported that Clark has, in fact, returned to the Steelers. Clark stated that it is a four-year deal and that he wanted to retire a Steeler. Now he will get the chance.

In that same post, it is reported that former Steeler Antwaan Randle-El is also returning to the Steelers, as he has agreed to a three-year contract to rejoin the team that drafted him. Randle-El is the only receiver in Super Bowl history to throw a touchdown pass, which came with the Steelers.

In addition, the Steelers also agreed today to bring in special teams ace Arnaz Battle from the San Francisco 49ers. Battle was originally thought to be a replacement for Limas Sweed, but with the addition of Randle-El, Battle will probably earn his money on special teams.