The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Thursday that they’ve released veteran LS Greg Warren with a failed physical designation.
“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.
Warren, 35, signed on with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent back in 2005 out of North Carolina. Warren has spent all 12 years of his career in Pittsburgh and played out a one-year, $1.065 million contract with the team last year.
The Steelers re-signed Warren to a contract this past February.
In 2016, Warren appeared in all 16 games for the Steelers.