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Vince Williams Announces Retirement After 8 Seasons with Steelers

Veteran linebacker Vince Williams is retiring from the NFL.

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said Wednesday that Williams informed the team of his decision.

"We respect his decision and want to thank him for his time with us as he consistently showed great character and leadership in addition to his contributions on the field," Colbert said. "We wish Vince and his family all the best."

Williams spent eight seasons in the league, all of which came with the Steelers.

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