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Steelers players respond to Maurkice Pouncey’s retirement from the NFL

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost a captain to retirement, and players took to social media to say farewell.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers lost one of the most reliable players on Friday, no, not to injury, or worse, but to retirement.

It was made official Friday Maurkice Pouncey, along with twin brother Mike Pouncey, have decided to call it a career. After over a decade of being the man in the middle for the Steelers’ offensive line, Pouncey said enough is enough.

In his farewell letter he spoke about still having the love for the game, but the toll it takes on both the body and his family simply aren’t worth it anymore. One has to respect that from a player who has sacrificed everything for the organization who drafted him out of the University of Florida.

Pouncey leaves behind a gaping hole on the roster, and in the leadership department. Both of those won’t be filled overnight, but his legacy will long be remembered. After the news of Pouncey’s retirement made its way across the NFL landscape, Steelers teammates, coaches and other NFL players took to social media to wish him well in his future endeavors.

Take a look at some of the tweets below, and be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the black and gold as they prepare for the new league year, NFL Free Agency and the 2021 NFL Draft.

(Editor’s Note: This story will be updated as more players take to social media to talk about Pouncey hanging up the cleats once and for all.)