The Pittsburgh Steelers have released long snapper, Greg Warren, after 12-years with team.
Due to a failed physical and the selection of Colin Holba in the NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers have released long-time long snapper, Greg Warren. Warren has been a part of the team since 2005, leaving his mark on Steelers past and present.
Upon the decision, Steelers’ general manager, Kevin Colbert, released a statement on the team’s website:
“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,” Colbert wrote.
Warren also released a statement after being cut, making it clear he’s thankful for every season he spent with the team.
“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.”
It appears the Steelers are taking the younger approach moving forward, selecting players in the 2017 NFL Draft that appear to be the future of Pittsburgh. By using their sixth-round selection on Louisville product, Colin Holba, it seems they choose to do the same at the long snapper position.
Warren will be truly missed. Each and every player the Pittsburgh Steelers have had over the last 12 years. As he takes the next chapter in his career, Pittsburgh, the fans, and Still Curtain all wish him nothing but the best moving forward.