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Steelers bringing back long snapper Greg Warren

3/13/13 in NFL   |   IvanRogers   |   1352 respect

The Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed unrestricted free agent long-snapper Greg Warren, the team announced on Wednesday. The deal is reportedly a one-year veteran’s minimum, though the Pittsburgh Steelers haven’t released the financial terms of the contract Greg Warren‘s signed onto, in accordance with team policy.
 
Greg Warren has a been an overall consistent performer for the Pittsburgh Steelers since signing with the team as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina University in 2005. The only time Greg Warren’s struggled through a stretch was during the 2008 and 2009 seasons while dealing knee issues. Greg Warren totaled only 21 game appearances during the stretch. Since then, Greg Warren has played in 48 consecutive regular-season games.
 
The 31-year-old Greg Warren had rare snafus last season. In the Week 6 loss to Tennessee Titans, Greg Warren and punter Randy Mundy botched a blocking assignment, resulting in the block of a Drew Butler punt deep in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ own end. Meanwhile a botched snap by Greg Warren resulted kicker Shaun Suisham missing a 24-yard field goal in a crucial second last game of the 2012 season, against the Cincinnati Bengals. But it is essential to note Greg Warren was partly responsible for both disappointing plays.
 
While Greg Warren will add some continuity to a transitioning special teams unit under new assistant Danny Smith, he’ll have to fight for his spot during training camp as the Pittsburgh Steelers prefer to build some competition at the spot with two options during that period.
 
In his eight-year NFL career, Greg Warren has appeared in 117-regular season and nine postseason games for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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