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Vince Williams, a linebacker with the Pittsburgh Steelers, has announced his retirement from the NFL after eight seasons.

Vince Williams, a linebacker with the Pittsburgh Steelers, has announced his retirement from the NFL following an eight-year career with the team. Williams played 121 of a possible 128 regular-season games in eight seasons with the Steelers.
Throughout those eight seasons, the 31-year-old appeared in 121 of a possible 128 regular-season games, according to Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert, who confirmed the news in a statement.
“Vince Williams informed us today that he will retire from football,” it stated.
“We accept his decision and want to thank him for his time with us since, in addition to his efforts on the field, he continually demonstrated excellent character and leadership.”
We wish Vince and his family the best.” The Steelers released Williams in March to save $4 million in salary budget space before re-signing him to a one-year contract a month later.
@VinnyVidiVici98, congrats on a fantastic career!!
I consider myself fortunate to have shared the field with you!
TJ Watt (@_TJWatt) July 21, 2021 Williams, an inside linebacker, was a sixth-round draft pick out of Florida State in 2013 and broke into the starting lineup as a rookie after other players were injured.
Williams has 479 total stops, 50 tackles for loss, 20.5 sacks, two interceptions (one recovered for a touchdown), and six fumble recoveries in 69 career starts.
In 2020, he started all 14 games for Pittsburgh, totaling 70 tackles and 14 stops for losses, which matched him for sixth in the NFL.
Williams is the cousin of Los Angeles Chargers safety Derwin James and the brother of former NFL running back Karlos Williams.
TJ Watt, Williams’ teammate, tweeted to Williams on Wednesday, “Congratulations on a fantastic career (Williams)!!”
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