Steelers LS Greg Warren May Have Suffered A ‘Significant’ Leg Injury

Pittsburgh Steelers long snapper Greg Warren left Wednesday’s scrimmage against the Buffalo Bills early and after practice head coach Mike Tomlin told the media that the veteran might have suffered a significant leg injury, according to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Warren is no stranger to injuries as the Steelers long snapper has torn the ACL in both of his knees during his career.

In 2008, Warren tore the ACL in his left knee in the Week 8 game against the New York Giants. The very next season, he tore the ACL in his right knee while snapping for Jeff Reed‘s game-winning extra point with no time left in the Week 15 contest against the Green Bay Packers.

Warren is entering his tenth season with the Steelers after being signed originally as an undrafted free agent in 2005.

The only other long snapper currently on the Steelers roster is Bryce Davis. A product of Central Oklahoma, Davis was originally signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2012.

Tomlin said that Warren is being evaluated and that he’d have more information on Thursday.

Up until now the Steelers have managed to avoid any serious injuries during training camp. They have one scrimmage remaining Thursday against the Bills before breaking camp Friday.

  • Rosco

    Now we really have to bring Harrison back!

  • Crowned

    Dammit.. Beat me to it.

  • WilliamSekinger

    **Visions of punt and field goal snaps sailing over the punter’s/kicker’s head in several games this season** Sigh…

  • Aric Brown

    If i remember correctly his last snap was terrible… but if I’m coach Tomlin I’m seriously considering it

  • Superdriller316

    Luke Ingram?

  • Steve

    Easy Greasy – If you read what Dave wrote above Bryce Davis on our Team is a Long Snapper.

  • steeltown

    Pretty sure I just read the other day that Bryce Davis has been running with the TE group primarily, so much so that one report said they hadn’t seen Davis actually snap a ball yet in camp. Lets hope that’s not true.

  • Big White

    It’s moronic that a regular player can’t snap for a punt. I compare it to a MLB pitcher making 140 million and can’t bat over a buck fity.

  • cencalsteeler

    Did you notice Blount didn’t have the face mask in your avatar for the Giants game?

  • Birdman

    I always wondered why he got cut so quick last year

  • Steelers12328882

    Yeah that face mask only lasted a week. He went back to the same one he’s worn his entire career.

  • Steelers12328882

    Who’s out there we could sign or would there possibly be a long snapper available after the final cuts?

  • Big White

    Didn’t his attempt result in a safety?

  • JOHN SLATTERY

    Josh mauro can step up, now we don’t have to waste a roster spot on a long snapper. It’s the most worthless waste of a roster position on almost every team.

  • walter mason

    Yea but Deebo has been practicing his long snapping for a comeback….

  • Matt Manzo

    James Harrison?!!!!

  • Matt Manzo

    I heard the league banned the new face masks ?!

  • Aric Brown

    In all seriousness, with repitition anybody (IMO) with enough size or strength could be an NFL long snapper. Its not a position that requires god given athletic ability or years and years of hard work. I would think Dbo could get enough reps in 2 weeks to shake the rust off and add a little depth to our OLBs at the same time as he already is very familiar with the scheme

  • CW

    Mannelly from the Bears, Economos from Tampa Bay, and Patrick Scales. All three are without contracts currently and all are experienced long snappers

  • Dom

    I’m sorry but that just isn’t true, there is incredible skill in a good long snapper and he can’t afford to just be mauled after the snap

  • Intropy

    Luke Ingram, who they had in camp last year, is also a free agent. He already knows the scheme – by which I mean “snap the ball to the guy behind you.”

  • dgh57

    It would be nice if a backup Center could handle the LS duties.

  • treeher

    You’ll be the first one to scream bloody murder when we get a bad snap on a field goal or punt.

  • Rubem Dornas

    I’ve been saying it for years! It seems that Beachum is also capable of doing it. I can bet Wallace prostate exam can manage to do it too.

  • dgh57

    If we were thinking about going with 9 OL then now is the time to experiment with Wesley Johnson as a LS while still early in the preseason. If Warren’s knee turns out to be worse than expected I would bring someone else in plus give Johnson a tryout as a LS because you never know when injuries will happen during the regular season.

  • JOHN SLATTERY

    Haha nice ::-)

  • JOHN SLATTERY

    I’ll stick to my guns, even the best golfers, punters and kickers lay the sod over the ball once in a while :O

  • JOHN SLATTERY

    Btw I’m a lefty fan not woods fan.

  • JOHN SLATTERY

    Call me old school but the only way the Steelers make the super bowl is if they bring back Harrison and DA BEARD!!!!

  • Superdriller316

    I noticed it last week from pictures on the Steelers site. Not sure why he changed. Maybe he’s saving it for opening day.

  • Steelers12328882

    They should ban the one Will Johnson is wearing. Just straight ugly!

  • walter mason

    i was hoping to see him back at OLB but Im not sure its happening.

  • CW

    Wouldn’t be surprised if Ingram gets a call as well. I only listed the long snappers with NFL regular season veteran experience.

  • joed32

    All 32 teams carry a long snapper and the Steelers won’t be the exception. If regular centers could do it then why did they use James Harrison (with a bad result) the last time Warren got hurt?

  • Biggie

    Sux if Warren is gone for extended period, he’s been money for years, however I am sure we will find a replacement and OL W. Johnson does have experience as well. I am curious about Wallace too as he did some LS at A&M when in college. My concern is what happened to FB W. Johnson who also left practice yesterday.

  • BFB

    IMO, a long snapper is a bit of a waste on the roster. Backup or starting center should handle the duty and keep an extra roster spot for value players. I would use this to keep the sixth receiver, and extra LB, or anything except a guy that plays six to ten snaps per game. OL and ST coaches should be able to have someone ready to go for long snaps without using a roster spot for that as a specialty.
    BTW, not advocating bringing James Harrison back either as a LS!

  • joed32

    They’re now saying 4 weeks for Warren. Maybe only one regular game. They can get by without bringing anyone in. (I hope). We will get to see some auditions on Saturday night.

  • Superdriller316

    Just signed again!!!!!!!!

  • JOHN SLATTERY

    Well it’s about time we become the exception!! I’ll tell you why Harrison effed the long snap, it’s the same reason I sucked at second qb in high school when our starting qb dislocated his shoulder Simple. I got zero reps in practice, ya good luck there. Never go full ret@rd joed32.