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.