Troy Polamalu announces retirement
It's the end of an era in Pittsburgh. Troy Polamalu walks away from football at 33-years-old. The Steelers had been quietly urging Polamalu to retire so they wouldn't have to cut him. In his 12 seasons with the Steelers, Polamalu logged 8 Pro Bowls, 2 Super Bowls and snagged Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2010. He's likely headed to the NFL Hall of Fame after a brilliant career full of fearless highlights.
Polamalu's retirement frees up much needed cap space. The Steelers DST unit wasn't even worth starting most weeks in 2014 fantasy. Now the Steelers DST is slowly gaining value with a rebuild. Shamarko Thomas is next in line to secure Strong Safety duties in 2015.