The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed long snapper Greg Warren to a one year contract, the team announced today.
Warren, 34, has been the team’s long snapper since 2005. He tore his ACL in 2008 and 2009, missing the team’s Super Bowl run and win over the Arizona Cardinals. Though the Steelers have brought in some competition in the past, they showed virtually zero interest in doing so last year and likely intend to have the same plan going into 2016. While his role is often overlooked and forgotten about, as our Matthew Marczi noted, there wasn’t an instance of one visibly bad snap this year, despite working with another new punter and holder.
Re-signing Warren was a slam dunk and a matter of when, not if. And that when is now.
Contract terms have not been released but we know the minimum for a 10+ year player like Warren is a $985,000 base salary.