Steelers Re-sign Free Agent LS Greg Warren

According to the Wednesday official league transaction release, the Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed unrestricted free agent long snapper Greg Warren. The contract is believed to be for one-year and for the veteran minimum, but no details are available at this time.

Warren signed a two-year contract prior to the start of the 2011 season and he has been with the Steelers ever since he was signed as an undrafted free agent back in 2005. He has played in every game over the course of the last three seasons after suffering knee injuries during the 2008 and 2009 seasons.

Warren had some rare miscues last season. In the game against the Tennessee Titans, he and safety Ryan Mundy had a miscommunication on a punt stunt that led to a block of a Drew Butler punt deep in the Steelers own end. The Titans scored just two plays later.

In the second meeting with the Cincinnati Bengals, Warren\’s bad snap resulted in kicker Shaun Suisham missing a 24-yard field goal in a game that the Steelers had to have.

Warren will more than likely have to fight off competition in training camp once again as the Steelers usually take two long snappers to Latrobe.

  • steeltown

    No surprise.. he’s normally a very consistent and solid player at a position that doesnt get much spotlight, he’ll end up beating out whoever else is brought in to camp (Matt Katula)

    Although.. I still wish someday we’d save a roster spot by having one of the backup OL players also be long snapper.. I read Beachum worked some there in college, i guess he could atleast be the emergency backup LS for the future

  • SteelSpine

    Hooray now we’re set, Super Bowl here we go! (being sarcastic)

  • awlcohen

    It’s great that the Steelers are doing what they do best…sign their own. Problem is, at this point their own aren’t very good. It’s debatable whether Colbert and Tomlin have the skills to adapt, but at the moment it is not looking good.

  • steeltown

    But who have they signed, of their own, that they dont need… Foote was needed, Foster was needed, Gay is insurance in case Lewis leaves so he was needed, Warren is needed and all are familiar with the system and more importantly came pretty damn cheap.. and others like Burress and D.Johnson are cheap cheap cheap and are more bodies for camp. The Steelers barely got under cap, I think theyve done a great job so far in FA with what they had to work with

    Now, if they start re-signing guys like Leftwich, Ryan Mundy, Leonard Pope and Brandon Johnson then I’ll start agreeing with you, haha

  • LucasY59

    I think a backup LB may be a better LS, can cover punts and make some ST tackles, If Beachum makes a tackle on punt coverage the ST would be pretty bad

  • steeltown

    Very true

  • LucasY59

    Beachum could be the Emergency backup so that hopefully nothing like the bad snap that turned into a safety by Harrison against the Giants happens again