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Steelers release Greg Warren

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When the Steelers drafted long snapper Colin Holba in the sixth round of this year’s draft, the natural conclusion to draw was that they were adding someone who could compete with Greg Warren for the job.

Holba may have competition for the job, but it doesn’t look like it will be coming from Warren. The Steelers announced Thursday that Warren has been released with a failed physical designation. In a statement released through the team, Warren made it sound like he won’t be trying to catch on anywhere else either.

“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,” Warren said. “After discussing this with the Steelers, we have decided it would be in everyone’s best interest to release me at this point.”

The move ends a long run in Pittsburgh for Warren. He signed with the team as an undrafted free agent in 2005 and has played in all but 11 games since that time.

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6 Responses to “Steelers release Greg Warren”
  1. troy43mvp says: May 18, 2017 11:31 AM

    Gone in a “snap”

  2. gadgetking2010 says: May 18, 2017 11:46 AM

    now the Steelers look pretty smart for drafting the top long snapper in a low round that rarely produces a meaningful contributor.

  3. steeldominance says: May 18, 2017 11:57 AM

    And there goes our Super Bowl chances…..

  4. cup1981 says: May 18, 2017 11:58 AM

    Not the flashiest player on the field. And heck, he didn’t even really look like a football player. But the man did his job, did it very well, and always played hard.

    Best of luck to hin!

  5. jag1959 says: May 18, 2017 12:07 PM

    Warren played 12 seasons and earned $9m over the course of his career. When you consider how few players make it to the NFL and how short the average career is that’s not too shabby. Steve DeOssie knew what he was doing when he taught his son Zak to long snap.

  6. citizenstrange says: May 18, 2017 12:26 PM

    A 12-year NFL career making crazy big money (compared to most people he was part of the 1%) and now retiring to an NFL pension. Good luck and best wishes!

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