Pittsburgh: Vince Williams did not stick with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
A few months after taking a pay cut to return to the ninth season, the senior lineup announced his retirement on Wednesday ahead of training camp.
Williams, 31, appeared in 121 games for the Steelers after appearing in the sixth round from Florida in 2013. He sculpted as a special teams Ace early in his career and then further formed a close bond with Ryan Shazier before Shazier’s career ended in late 2017 and joined the NFL.
The Steelers released Williams on a pay-as-you-go deal in March, saving the club $ 4 million and then re-signing him on a one-year deal a month later.
Williams collected 20.5 excuses in his career. He was expected to compete with Rob Spillon for a starting spot next to Devin Bush in Pittsburgh’s 3-4 defense.