June 23, 2009
Steelers’ veteran cornerback retires
Veteran Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Fernando Bryant Tuesday announced his retirement from the National Football League.
The 32-year-old, 10-year-veteran signed with the Steelers in November after being let go by New England on Aug. 30. He appeared in two regular-season games with Pittsburgh but was inactive for the team's three post-season games, including the Steelers' win over Arizona in Super Bowl XLIII.
Bryant started 109 of the 112 games he played during his NFL career. He wound up with 512 tackles, 89 passes defended, seven interceptions, three forced fumbles and nine recovered fumbles.