Porter wants to retire as Steeler
By Alan Robinson
Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 7:18 p.m.
Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2012
In with the Steelers, out with the Steelers.
Joey Porter, the former vocal leader of the Steelers defense, told the NFL Network a knee injury has ended his career, and he wants to ceremoniously retire in Pittsburgh. Quarterback Kordell Stewart also did so this spring.
Porter, 35, was limited to six games with Arizona last season. A 13-year veteran who spent eight seasons with the Steelers, Porter made the Pro Bowl four times as an outside linebacker.
Porter said team president Art Rooney II and general manager Kevin Colbert reacted favorably when he told them he wanted to retire with the Steelers.
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