Pittsburgh Steelers specialists react to Greg Warren release
Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell and Jordan Berry said goodbye to long snapper Greg Warren as the Steelers announced his release on Thursday.
Here, Boswell kicks one of six field goals – all snapped by Warren – from the hold of Berry in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 18-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Greg Warren roomed with Jeff Reed, he began his career snapping on punts to Chris Gardocki and got the ball to the foot of Shaun Suisham for nearly every point his close friend scored during five years in Pittsburgh.
On Thursday, Warren’s career as a Steeler appeared to end. And the last punter-holder and kicker tandem he worked with in the city where he spent his entire NFL career to date took to Twitter to bid him a goodbye.
Jordan Berry and Chris Boswell, respectively, came to the team as a challenger and emergency replacement at their positions. They often credited Warren as a voice of calm in times that were not, like when Berry’s arm was hanging out of his shoulder late in the 2015 campaign or when Boswell became the Steelers’ fourth kicker of the same season just four games into it.
Here’s how they remembered their fellow specialist:
Sad to see such a great guy have to end his career this way. Very thankful I got the chance to start my career with him leading the way! https://t.co/9h9v200B8Y
— Jordan Berry (@JBerry_4) May 18, 2017
Thank you Greg. Thank you for taking me under your wing and showing me how to be a Steeler. I’m grateful I was able to be a part of it
— Chris Boswell (@WizardOfBoz09) May 18, 2017
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