We don’t write very much about Greg Warren on this website. And he shows up on camera around the local media even less frequently. But after re-upping with the Pittsburgh Steelers, officially announced yesterday, he joined Missi Matthews on Steelers.com to talk about his new deal.
He said the biggest relief was knowing almost immediately that he would be brought back.
“It’s great to take the uncertainty out of whether or not I”m going to be here,” he told Mathews. “For the Steelers to do this, and we’ve done it several years now in a row, immediately after the season is over, is a blessing for us.”
Warren, a UDFA out of North Carolina, has been the team’s long snapper since 2005, two Super Bowl victories ago. As we noted the other day, he’s one of just three players from that team, joining Ben Roethlisberger and James Harrison. Heck, there aren’t even many coaches from that season either, though probably more than nearly any other team. John Mitchell, James Daniel, Keith Butler, and technically, Joey Porter, are the others.
This one year contract is the 5th straight he’s signed with the Steelers.
Pittsburgh has become his home and naturally, is excited to get to stick around.
“It’s fun here. To be able to win year in and year out and be competitive, it’s a great experience. For me, as long as I can stay healthy and I’m still producing well and playing well for the team, it’s a no-brainer for me. I want to come back.”
Warren has been able to overcome major injuries in his career. He tore his ACL in back-to-back seasons, 2008 and 2009, including a fluky extra point to beat the Green Bay Packers in 2009 on the game’s final play. He was able to fully recover and has been the Steelers’ long snapper ever since.
At 35, he still could have a couple years with the team.
And a couple more one year contracts.