Steelers linebacker Vince Williams retires

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Steelers linebacker Vince Williams has announced his retirement, just before the start of training camp.

“Vince Williams notified us today that he will retire from the game of football,” Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert said in a statement. “We respect his decision and want to thank him for his time with us as he consistently showed great character and leadership in addition to his contributions on the field. We wish Vince and his family all the best.”

The 31-year-old Williams started 14 games last season and was expected to start again this season. He’ll be tough to replace, especially this late in the offseason.

The Steelers selected Williams in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL draft and Pittsburgh has been his only NFL home. Now he’ll say farewell.

14 responses to “Steelers linebacker Vince Williams retires

  1. Williams was NOT going to start this year. He was going to be the 3rd ILB at best – if he even got a Sunday helmet at all – due to his limited special teams ability as an older veteran.

  2. Vince was a great player, a leader on defense, and a leader on/off the field. Steeler Nation wishes him well. That said — I didn’t see that coming, I thought we had him for a couple more years.

  3. bostonblows says:
    July 21, 2021 at 7:12 pm
    Pittsburgh looks like a possible 3rd or 4th place team this year.
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    I guess if people have been saying that every single year for over 20 years, they’ll have to be right eventually?

  4. ashleyschafferbmw says:
    July 22, 2021 at 8:41 am
    bostonblows says:
    July 21, 2021 at 7:12 pm
    Pittsburgh looks like a possible 3rd or 4th place team this year.
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    I guess if people have been saying that every single year for over 20 years, they’ll have to be right eventually?

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    Given the Steelers’ postseason success over the past 15 years I’d say they were spot on

  5. Given the Steelers’ postseason success over the past 15 years I’d say they were spot on

    As a Pats fan you tend to ignore Facts to support tour hateful comments. One fact stands out ….how many losing seasons has Tomlin had and how many has Belicheat had during Tomlins time as head coach of thenSteelers…….and the facts are spot on.

  6. Vasteelerfan says:
    July 22, 2021 at 11:09 am
    Given the Steelers’ postseason success over the past 15 years I’d say they were spot on

    As a Pats fan you tend to ignore Facts to support tour hateful comments. One fact stands out ….how many losing seasons has Tomlin had and how many has Belicheat had during Tomlins time as head coach of thenSteelers…….and the facts are spot on./////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    I think calling it hateful seems a bit sensitive. Plus you didn’t address the comment about post season success. In the past 15 years the Pats have been to 6 Superbowls, winning 3. The Steelers are 1 and 1.

  7. ashleyschafferbmw says:
    July 22, 2021 at 8:41 am
    bostonblows says:
    July 21, 2021 at 7:12 pm
    Pittsburgh looks like a possible 3rd or 4th place team this year.
    ———————————————————————–
    I guess if people have been saying that every single year for over 20 years, they’ll have to be right eventually?

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    Exactly…dorks

  8. Patriot fans always run their mouths on Steeler articles, then throw childish hissy fits when you give it back to them.

  9. I think calling it hateful seems a bit sensitive. Plus you didn’t address the comment about post season success. In the past 15 years the Pats have been to 6 Superbowls, winning 3. The Steelers are 1 and 1.

    Thanks for proving my point by ignoring the fact that Tomlin hasn’t had a losing season. As to sensitive , not in my vocabulary as a Vietnam Vet. Anyone frequenting this site knows how sensitive Pats fans are to any slight real ps imagined so relax Sparky and sit this one out.

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