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Pittsburgh Steelers: Greg Warren, Ladarius Green released

The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced the release of two veteran players.

One was more of a veteran to the Steelers than the other. Greg Warren, the Steelers long snapper for the last 12 seasons, was cut first on Thursday.

Warren was released due to a failed physical. The release wasn’t much of a shock to Steelers fans, as the team drafted long snapper Colin Holba from the University of Louisville in the 2017 NFL Draft.

In 12 years, Warren appeared in 181 regular-season games and 15 post-season games. He was on board for the Steelers two Super Bowl wins in Super Bowl XL against the Seattle Seahawks and Super Bowl XLIII against the Arizona Cardinals.

“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.”

“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,” said General Manager Kevin Colbert.

The Steelers also released tight end Ladarius Green, who also failed his physical, after one season with the Steelers.

However, the season could be described as an injury-plagued season. Green only appeared in six games while battling concussions and other injuries.

In the six games, Green caught 18 receptions for 304 yards and one touchdown. Prior to joining the Steelers, Green appeared in 48 regular-season games for the San Diego Chargers.

 

Photo of Greg Warren courtesy of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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