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Steelers place Brett Keisel on injured reserve

Pittsburgh Steelers v Tennessee Titans

Pittsburgh Steelers v Tennessee Titans

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Initial reports on Sunday were that Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel suffered a torn triceps during the team’s loss to the Saints and that the injury would bring his 2014 season to a close.

The Steelers made that official on Monday when they placed Keisel on injured reserve. They signed defensive end Clifton Geathers to take Keisel’s place on the roster.

Keisel, who had 17 tackles, a sack and the second interception of his career in 12 games this year, signed with the Steelers in August after spending the offseason waiting for an offer to return to the team that he has played for since 2002. It finally came after Keisel went to visit the Cardinals, but it’s fair to wonder if this now really does mark the end of the line for the 36-year-old Keisel.

If so, he’ll have little to look back at with regret after winning a pair of Super Bowls and three AFC titles during a long run that started when Keisel was the 242nd pick in the 2002 draft.