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Draft Scout Brett Keisel News
03/09/15 - DE Brett Keisel was released. Keisel, 36, was brought back last season to play a rotational role and while he started only one game, he was second among the team's defensive linemen with 19 tackles and 12 quarterback pressures, and added six passes defensed to go along with his relentless motor and leadership ability. However, he suffered a season-ending - and likely career-ending - torn triceps against the New Orleans Saints on Nov. 30.
03/09/15 - DE Brett Keisel had his contract terminated by the Steelers Monday (March 9).
"We have informed Brett Keisel that we plan to release him today," Steelers general nanager 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."
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, one of which was returned 79 yards for a touchdown. Keisel also excelled on special teams early in his career, recording 33 tackles and two fumble recoveries in the regular season. His postseason numbers include 3.0 sacks, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.
Keisel is just one of 12 players in team history to record at least 30.0 sacks during the regular season (since sacks became an official statistic in 1982). And his 36 career pass breakups were the third-most among active defensive ends at the conclusion of the 2014 regular season.
In 2014, Keisel saw action in 12 games with four starts before suffering a tricep injury. He was placed on the team's Reserve/Injured List on December 1, 2014, ending his 2014 campaign.
12/01/14 - DE Brett Keisel was placed on injured reserve Monday with a torn triceps suffered against the Saints.
His roster spot was taken by Clifton Geathers, a sixth-round pick by the Browns in 2010 who has played in 37 career games with six difference teams.
Keisel was brought back to play a rotational role and while he started only one game, he was second among the team's defensive linemen with 19 tackles and 12 quarterback pressures, and added six passes defensed to go along with his relentless motor and leadership ability.
Rookies Stephon Tuitt and Daniel McCullers are among those whose snaps will increase to fill the significant void left by Keisel.
11/30/14 - DE Brett Keisel is likely lost for the season after suffering what was initially diagnosed as a torn left triceps muscle. Keisel was injured in the third quarter. The 36-year-old had 17 tackles and one sack this season while playing primarily in passing situations.
11/18/14 - DE Brett Keisel's two pass breakups give him 36 for his career, second among current NFL defensive ends.