In a statement released through the Pittsburgh Steelers, Stefon Tweet announced his retirement from the NFL. The team sent out a statement via Tweet moments ago.
Statement from Stefon’s tweets: pic.twitter.com/46iOoOZZZW
– Pittsburgh Steelers June 1, 2022
“After the tragic loss of my brother Richard, and after completing my undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, I know I am called to transcend football.”
He concluded by thanking the Rooney family, Mike Tomlin, and the Steelers organization.
Tweet’s brother was killed in a hit-and-run accident last summer. Tweet missed the entire 2021 season in part due to his grief over that loss as well as a knee injury that landed him in the injured reserve.
New General Manager Omar Khan He released a statement along with Tuitt’s.
“I would like to thank Stefon for everything he did for the Steelers during his eight-year career at Pittsburgh. His success on and off the field speaks volumes for his identity as a person and player. Stefon has always treated himself with class and maturity as he remains a husband, father, son and a great man in his personal life. Now that we have reported that he is retiring from football, we are all excited to see what he will become in person and professional after graduating from Notre Dame last month. We are excited about what awaits him in his life and will continue to support him in any way we can.”
His teammates have strongly hinted that Tweet will return this season. But he will move on with life’s work instead. Chris Wormley will likely go on to start in Tweet’s place. Pittsburgh DL DeMarvin Leal also drafted in the third round this year. Sophomore race factor Isaiahh Loudermilk will also have an increased role.
Dave Bryan outlined the salary cap implications of the tweet decision.
June 1 decision: The Steelers must save $9,048,560 in the 2022 space before topping off the Top 51 list with Stefon Tweet retiring after June 1. # bubbles #NFL
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Drafted in the second round of the 2014 draft, Tott started 79 games with the Steelers, scoring 34.5 sacks. HIs best year came in his most recent year, laying 11 sacks in 2020 and forming a dynamic duo with teammate Cam Heyward.
Without tweets and several other key defenses in the past year, Pittsburgh’s defense reached the worst in football and the worst team defense in franchise history.
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