Former Steelers WR Antwaan Randle El Talks About His Decision To Retire & Plans After Football

Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antwaan Randle El is back home in Indiana for his two-day youth football camp that he is running this weekend at his alma mater at Thornton High School. The Times of Northwest Indiana caught up with Randle El to ask him about his decision to retire this weekend from the NFL and his plans moving forward.

Randle El said that he decided to retire about six weeks ago to start the next chapter of his life which includes broadcast work for the Big Ten Network as well as preseason games for the Washington Redskins, who he played four seasons for. Randle El also said that his camps will also remain high on his priority list moving forward.

The Steelers former second round draft pick in the 2002 draft also said that he did get some offers from other teams this offseason to continue playing, but that none of them came from what he considered teams that could contend for a championship.

Randle El played his first four seasons in the NFL in Pittsburgh and signed with the Redskins as an unrestricted free agent in 2006. Following his release from Washington after the 2010 season, he returned to Pittsburgh on a three-year deal, but only made it one season before he was released late in July of 2011.

He watch the interview with Randle El below, which comes courtesy of Brian Vernellis on Twitter.

I am, I'm me. 40 something, retired and a life long Steelers fan.