Steelers announce Vince Williams’ return

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Linebacker Vince Williams was released by the Steelers early in the offseason so that the team could create some salary cap room, but that decision didn’t sour him on the club.

Word on Wednesday was that Williams would be re-signing with the Steelers. The team made the move official on Thursday with the announcement that Williams has agreed to a one-year deal.

Williams was a 2013 sixth-round pick in Pittsburgh and has spent his entire professional career with the team. He’s played 121 games and started 69 times over the last eight seasons. Williams has 479 tackles, 20.5 sacks, two interceptions, and six fumble recoveries for his career.

Devin Bush is expected back from last season’s torn ACL and the team also has Robert Spillane at inside linebacker.

5 responses to “Steelers announce Vince Williams’ return

  1. Better the old dog that knows all your tricks and you know how to use him than a mid-to-late round rookie who can easily disappoint. Especially if your goal is to focus on next year. This is a 1-year rental at best.

    touchback6 says:
    April 15, 2021 at 11:03 am
    They must have really wanted him back.

  2. It’s very obvious they wanted him, but not at his inflated contract. VW wants to sty a Steeler and loves the burg. He can fill a void at times. Good move.

  3. I doubt the Steelers wanted to release him in the first place, but
    it was a necessary move to get under the cap. Having Vincenzo re-sign
    adds toughness and leadership back to that linebacker room. Spirited thumper
    who can sure put the scare in QB’s when he blitzes up the middle, but
    hopefully, they don’t ever have him covering speedy WR’s again.
    Good to have him back.

  4. This kinda tells me they are not looking at a middle linebacker in the early rounds of the draft this year. I thought Collins may be on their radar if they could get him in second round. Hope they stick with O-line and a rb with the top 2 picks. Maybe even top 3.

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