The Pittsburgh Steelers are saying goodbye to a longtime veteran.
The Steelers announced on Thursday that Greg Warren would not return to the team after 12 seasons. According to the Steelers, Warren failed a physical evaluation.
“I would first like to thank the Steelers organization, coaches and training staff for their help and advice over the last few weeks,” said Warren. “I had full intentions of playing this upcoming season, but in light of new information I’ve recently received from my doctors relating to a past injury, it has been determined that trying to compete in the 2017 season may be a risk to my long-term health. After discussing this with the Steelers, we have decided it would be in everyone’s best interest to release me at this point.”
“Greg has been a big part of our past success, and we would like to thank him for his contributions and wish him nothing but the best,” said General Manager Kevin Colbert.
In 12 seasons, all spent with the Steelers, Warren appeared in 181 games in the regular-season and 15 in the postseason. Warren was with the Steelers when they won Super Bowl XL and Super Bowl XLIII.
In 12 seasons, Warren only had one fumble recovery, which occurred against the New England Patriots in the 2016 season.
Warren’s replacement will be Colin Holba, whom the Steelers drafted with the No. 213 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Holba was a long snapper at the University of Louisville.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) May 18, 2017
Photo of Greg Warren courtesy of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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