The wheels have begun turning on the Pittsburgh Steelers offeason, however slowly, as the team announced Wednesday they will be extending the contract of career-Steeler Greg Warren, according to team sources.
Warren, an undrafted free agent from the University of North Carolina in 2005, has started 159 regular and postseason games for the Steelers. He beat out Center Mike Schneck for the job in 2005, earning a Super Bowl ring that season in the process. Warren is one of the few Steelers still on the roster who were a part of the Super Bowl XL and XLIII Steelers teams.
Warren may be remembered best for an injury he sustained during the 2008 season, a game in which the Steelers were defeated by the New York Giants as a result of a safety allowed by James Harrison, who replaced Warren.
Warren suffered a knee injury at the end of training camp in 2014, but was able to recover and not miss a snap throughout the 2014 season.
With the team retaining Warren, signing punter Brad Wing and extending kicker Shaun Suisham's contract last year, it looks as if the Steelers' kicking department will remain the same heading into 2015.