The Steelers placed 2 players on the reserve list today. Long snapper Greg Warren tore his ACL on the last play of Sunday night’s game against the Green Bay Packers. Warren was placed on injured reserve, and will not return this season.
To replace Warren, the Steelers signed Jared Retkofsky. Hmmmm, this is starting to sound strangely familiar. As you may remember, the same thing happened last season. Warren got injured, and Retkofsky was signed to replace him.
At least the Steelers signed a replacement before James Harrison was forced into long snapper duties again. We all remember what happened last time Harrison did a long snap. According to NASA, the ball that he snapped is still in lunar orbit.
In a second move, the Steelers placed Limas Sweed on the reserve/non-football illness list (translation: they got rid of him because he sucks and Mike Wallace has made him obsolete).
To replace Sweed, the Steelers have signed Joey Galloway. Galloway started the season with the New England Patriots, but he never became a part of their wide receiver rotation, and the Patriots released him on October 20th.