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What Vince Williams’ retirement means for young Steelers linebackers

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Vince Williams (98). Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

Vince Williams recently elected to hang up his cleats for good. Here’s what an open spot on the roster means for young Steelers linebackers.

The Steelers lost yet another veteran leader just before the start of their 2021 training camp. After saying goodbye to four long-time offensive linemen, Pittsburgh bids Vince Williams a fond farewell. He deserves it.

Since being just a 6th-round draft choice all the way back in 2013, Williams doubled the length of former draftmate Jarvis Jones’ career and played in roughly 3 times as many games.