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Ravens’ Justin Houston was ‘So Close’ to Signing with Steelers, Pittsburgh Offered Better Deal

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Ravens pass rusher Justin Houston revealed Saturday he was “so close” to signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers before ultimately choosing Baltimore, who he feels were a better fit.

Houston also divulged that the Steelers offered him a better deal than the Ravens, but that was still not enough to sway him in Pittsburgh’s favor.

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Houston’s one-year deal with Baltimore is reportedly worth $2.075 million, according to Spotrac.

The Steelers did not have to wait long once Houston was off the market, quickly signing Melvin Ingram to a one-year, $4 million deal.

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