The Pittsburgh Steelers signed one of their free agents, and although it might not have been a big name signing, it doesn't lessen the importance of the deal.
Friday, the team and long snapper Greg Warren agreed to terms on a one-year contract, keeping him in the black and gold for at least another season. Financial terms on the contract were not released, but Warren returning is a great sign of continuity within the special teams units.
Warren was signed as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina in 2005, and is one of only a few players on the current roster who have been a part of the Steelers 2005 and 2009 Super Bowl championship teams.
Some might read this news and think, "Who cares", but all you have to do is think back to the 2008 game when Warren was lost due to injury, and James Harrison came in relief as the long snapper against the New York Giants at Heinz Field. Needless to say, Harrison's snap sailed over the head of the punter and aided in the Giants' victory. After re-hashing that memory, Warren's return is a welcome sight for the black and gold faithful everywhere.