Steelers LB Vince Williams announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday.
“Vince Williams notified us today that he will retire from the game of football,” said Steelers General Manager and Vice President, Kevin Colbert. “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.”
Williams, 31, is a former sixth-round pick of the Steelers back in 2013. He was in the final year of his three-year, $6.175 million contract and set to make a base salary of $2 million for the 2018 season when he agreed to a new four-year deal worth $20.6 million.
He was set to make a base salary of $4 million in 2021 when the Steelers released him. The Steelers later re-signed him to a one-year contract.
For his career, Williams appeared in 121 games for the Steelers and recorded 444 tackles, 20.5 sacks, two interceptions, a defensive touchdown, five fumble recoveries and five pass deflections over the course of eight seasons.