Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel was released Monday, per the team.
“We have informed Brett Keisel that we plan to release him today,” Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said. “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.”
The former seventh-round draft pick spent 13 years with the Steelers. During his time with the team, Keisel's stats included 30 sacks, 36 pass breakups, seven forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries and two interceptions.
Keisel, a two-time Super Bowl Champion, played in 16 postseason contests. He recorded 3.0 sacks, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.
His accolades include being named to the Pro Bowl in 2010 and winning the Steelers' Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2011.
The 36-year-old saw 2014 cut short due to a triceps injury and he was placed on injured reserve after 12 games.
Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel is 36 and coming off a torn triceps that ended his season after 12 games. But Keisel, who's under contract for 2015, "gave a strong indication" he plans to return for one more season, reports ESPN.com.
"I’ve been preparing for when that day comes, and by 'that day' I mean the end,” Keisel told reporters at his charity event. “But right now I’m under contract and I’m going to rehab and see (how) things turn out.”
Keisel remains an effective player. He had 12 quarterback pressures, batted down six passes and made his second career interception in addition to registering 17 tackles and a sack.
The Steelers announced defensive end Brett Keisel will miss the remainder of the season with a triceps injury. The team placed him on the injured reserve list and signed defensive end Clifton Geathers on Monday, per the team's official website. Keisel's season ends with 14 total tackles, one sack and one interception.
It appears Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel is done for the season after suffering a triceps injury Sunday against the Saints, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Keisel was hurt in the first half and seen grabbing at his left arm as he left the field.
If Keisel's season is over, he ends with 14 total tackles, one sack and one interception.
The Steelers announced defensive end Brett Keisel will not return to action in Week 13 with a triceps injury.
Keisel was originally listed as doubtful to return.
Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel left Sunday's game against the Saints with a triceps injury. Keisel was seen in a lot of pain as he walked off the field, grabbing at his left arm.
His return to the game is doubtful.
The Steelers unveiled its final injury report for Monday night's game against the Titans in Week 11. Steve McLendon (shoulder), Troy Polamalu (knee), Ryan Shazier (ankle), Ivan Taylor (forearm), Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) were all ruled out by Pittsburgh.
Meanwhile, Cortez Allen (thumb), Brett Keisel (not injury related), Arthur Moats (not injury related), Ross Ventrone (hamstring) were labeled probable for the game.
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All nine Steelers players listed as probable to play in Week 9 are active for Sunday's game against the Ravens, including tight ends Heath Miller (not injury related) and Matt Spaeth (hamstring).
Also active for the Steelers are tackle Marcus Gilbert (concussion), defensive linemen Brett Keisel (not injury related) and Steve McLendon (shoulder), linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee) and safeties Troy Polamalu (not injury related), Mike Mitchell (groin) and Shamarko Thomas (hamstring).
The Steelers listed 10 players on their final injury report leading up to Week 9 against the Ravens.
Ike Taylor (forearm) and Ross Ventrone (hamstring) were both ruled out.
Marcus Gilbert (concussion), Mike Mitchell (groin), Ryan Shazier (knee), Matt Spaeth (hamstring), Shamarko Thomas (hamstring), Brett Keisel (rest), Heath Miller (rest) and Troy Polamalu (rest) were all deemed probable for Sunday.
The Steelers have officially ruled out Steve McLendon (shoulder), Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) and Ike Taylor (forearm) for Week 8 at home against Indianapolis. Marcus Gilbert has yet to pass the league's concussion protocol and was labeled doubtful for Sunday.
Meanwhile, Ryan Shazier (knee), Brett Keisel (rest), Mike Mitchell (rest) and Troy Polamalu (rest) were all deemed probable.
All the Steelers who were probable on the injury report are active for Monday's game against Houston. The list includes defensive end Cameron Heyward (ankle), running back Will Johnson (illness), defensive end Brett Keisel (knee) and safety Mike Mitchell (knee).
Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel (knee) and safety Mike Mitchell (knee) practiced Saturday and are listed as probable on the team's final injury report for Monday night's matchup with the Texans.
Linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee) was limited Saturday and is listed as questionable to play Monday. Safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) will join Steve McLendon (shoulder) and Ike Taylor (forearm) on the inactive list, as all have been listed as out for Week 7.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said safety Mike Mitchell and defensive end Brett Keisel are dealing with knee injuries and will be monitored this week, reports ESPN.com. Tomlin called both players questionable for Monday's game against Houston.
Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel has been removed late in the fourth quarter of the Sunday game in Cleveland with a knee injury. He was immediately deemed out for the rest of the game.
The Steelers unveiled their injury report for Week 6 at Cleveland, and it's pretty cut and dry. Out of seven players listed on the report, four of them have been ruled probable for Sunday. The other three were ruled out for the game.
Safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring), cornerback Ike Taylor (forearm) and linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee) were labeled out for Sunday.
Safeties Troy Polamalu and Mike Mitchell, tight end Heath Miller and Brett Keisel were all deemed probable despite receiving a rest day on Wednesday. Polamalu was the only player out of the group to miss back-to-back days of practice before returning for Friday's session.
Cornerback Ike Taylor and linebacker Ryan Shazier are out, but the Steelers are otherwise in good shape for their Sunday clash against visiting Tampa Bay. Only one other player on their Friday injury report has been designated any worse than probable. That is guard Ramon Foster (ankle), who is questionable.
The probables are running back Dri Archer (ankle) and wideout Darrius Heyward-Bey (ankle). Standouts such as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, tight end Heath Miller, safety Troy Polamalu and defensive end Brett Keisel are all probable with non-injury related issues.
The Steelers have issued their injury report for their Sunday night game at Carolina. None of their players have been ruled out.
Running back Dri Archer (ankle) is doubtful while guard Ramon Foster (ankle) is questionable. Those listed as probable are defensive end Brett Keisel (not injury related), wide receivers Martavis Bryant (shoulder) and Lance Moore (groin), tight end Heath Miller (not injury related), nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder) and safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related).
The Steelers will go into Week 2 with all of their stud offensive players.
A number of important players entered the week listed as probable on the injury report. Nearly all of them are active Week 2 against the Steelers. Le'Veon Bell, Antonio Brown, Heath Miller, Ben Roethlisberger, Cody Wallace and Markus Wheaton were all cleared to play. While they were all on the injury report, only Wallace was dealing with an injury. The rest missed practice for non-injury reasons.
On defense, the Steelers will have Brett Keisel, Steve McLendon, Troy Polamalu, Ike Taylor, Shamarko Thomas and Vince Williams. Wallace was dealing with an ankle issue, but the rest were listed for non-injury reasons.
The deal signed by Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel is for two years, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan, who is further reporting it's for $3 million with $500,000 guaranteed.
Keisel started 12 games last year and aided on 29 tackles with four sacks.