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Kordell Stewart retires as a Steeler

Kordell Stewart retired from football Wednesday.


Kordell Stewart retired from football.

It's so bizarre, I had to type it twice.

Does anyone really miss the former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback? Was his time that memorable that he needed to sign a contract to officially "retire" as a Steeler?

I would have been OK with Stewart retiring as a Raven.

It's been seven years.

So now we can start his countdown clock for enshrinement into the Hall of Fame?


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