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L 17-27
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W 28-24
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Steelers tight end Vance McDonald retiring after 8 seasons

PITTSBURGH (AP) Vance McDonald could sense last spring the end of his NFL career was in the offing.

The Pittsburgh Steelers tight end's urge to branch out beyond the football field - one that bubbled for years - came to a head during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"It just came down to feeling that call to just step away from football," McDonald said.

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AFC North Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-Pittsburgh 1240.750
x-Baltimore 1150.688
x-Cleveland 1150.688
Cincinnati 4111.281
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: B. Roethlisberger3803
Pass TDs: B. Roethlisberger33
Rush Yds: J. Conner721
Rush TDs: J. Conner6
Rec Yds: D. Johnson923
Rec TDs: C. Claypool9
Int: M. Fitzpatrick4
Sacks: T. Watt15.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5354 (25)
Passing Yards: 4129 (16)
Rushing Yards: 1351 (32)
Points per game: 26.0 (12)
Yards per game: 334.6 (25)
Touchdowns: 47 (13)
Field Goals: 23 (23)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 4893 (3)
Passing Yards: 3494 (3)
Rushing Yards: 1783 (11)
Points per game: 19.5 (3)
Yards per game: 305.8 (3)
Touchdowns: 35 (3)
Field Goals: 20 (6)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/22 V. McDonald retired
1/21 S. Denmark signed
1/21 D. Haskins Jr. signed
1/21 C. Jones signed
1/21 D. Raymond signed
1/18 J. Haden reinstated
1/15 T. Edmunds signed
1/15 J. Jones signed
1/14 K. Rader signed
1/14 A. Johnson signed
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/3 B. Roethlisberger not injury related (Out)
1/3 C. Boswell groin (Out)
1/3 T. Edmunds shoulder (Out)
1/3 C. Heyward not injury related (Out)
1/3 T. Watt not injury related (Out)
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