The Pittsburgh Steelers made more moves this afternoon, resigning Tight End Matt Spaeth to a two year deal and officially releasing long-time defensive end Brett Keisel.
“We have informed Brett Keisel that we plan to release him today,” Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert said in released statement. “We have had conversations with Brett over the past couple of weeks during which we communicated our intentions to him. Brett has played a major role in our success during his 13 years in Pittsburgh. We appreciate his efforts and we are grateful for what he helped us accomplish, including two Super Bowl Championships. We will always consider him an all-time Pittsburgh Steeler.”
Keisel played 13 seasons for the team (2002-2014) after originally being selected in the seventh round (242nd overall) pick of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Steelers. He saw action in 156 games with 114 starts during the regular season, and he played in 16 games with eight starts during the postseason. His career regular-season totals include 30.0 sacks, 36 pass breakups, seven forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries and two interceptions.