Steelers keep linebacker Vince Williams with extension


The Steelers announced Tuesday that they’ve signed inside linebacker Vince Williams to a new, three-year contract.

Williams, a sixth-round pick in 2013, has been a valuable inside linebacker and special teamer in all three of his previous seasons. He’s again listed second on the depth chart at one of the team’s two inside linebacker spots as the Steelers prepare for the 2016 season.

Williams has played in 47 games and started 13 in his career. He was very much in the middle of last year’s Steelers-Bengals heated moments that turned into offseason social media chatter that’s stoked the rivalry between the two teams.

Known as a run stopper, Williams also produced two fumble recoveries, a pass breakup and split a sack last season.

10 responses to “Steelers keep linebacker Vince Williams with extension

  1. He’s gotten better each year, and is in line to not only take over for Lawrence Timmons when the time comes (probably next season), but to do very well. He’s always been great against the run, but he isn’t a liability against the pass like he was early in his career. He also seems to be a guy who had some leadership traits on the field. Between Timmons’s age and salary cap figure, and Ryan Shazier’s tendency to injury, this is a very smart move by the Steelers.

  2. “The pieces are in place for yet another steroid filled, reefer smoking, injury plagued season! “

    Ok, I like the Steelers, but that’s just funny!

  3. maxtng says:
    Aug 23, 2016 6:19 PM



    That’s what 31 other fan bases are asking as well. Only Pittsburgh fans know who this guy is…

  4. Well deserved.
    This young man is a Steeler backer
    through and through – he’ll knock you out.

    Congrats Vinny !

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