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12-22-2009, 07:19 AM
Steelers sign Jared Retkofsky to replace injured Greg Warren
By: Mike Bires
Beaver County Times

Monday December 21, 2009 06:01 PM

PITTSBURGH —The Steelers will sign long-snapper Jared Retkofsky to replace to injured snapper Greg Warren.

Warren suffered a season-ending knee injury on the last play of Sunday’s 37-36 win over the Green Bay Packers. He was hurt on the extra point that followed Ben Roethlisberger’s 19-yard touchdown pass to Mike Wallace with no time left on the clock.

This will be Retkofsky’s second stint with the Steelers. He was re-signed in October of 2008 after Warren was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.
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Rekofsky served as the Steelers' long snapper through the rest of the regular season and playoffs as the Steelers beat the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII.

Warren’s latest injury is not related to his knee injury last year.

“It’s the other leg,” coach Mike Tomlin said.

12-22-2009, 07:59 AM
This is pretty much a no brainer, Ret has been with the team before, he'll do ok to finish out the year.

12-22-2009, 11:47 PM
Retkofsky (6-5, 260), a second-year long snapper from TCU, played with the New York Sentinels of the United Football League (UFL) in 2009. He signed with the Steelers on Oct. 25, 2008 after starting long snapper Greg Warren was lost for the season with a knee injury. Retkofsky played in nine regular-season games plus the postseason with the Steelers in 2008. He originally signed with the Steelers as an undrafted rookie in 2007 but did not make the final roster. Retkofsky will wear No. 48 for the Steelers.

Didnt realize he was in the UFL... nice to hear hopefully he wont miss a beat! :towel: