The Pittsburgh Steelers placed defensive lineman Daniel Archibong on the NFL’s reserve/retired list after the 24-year-old announced Monday that he is stepping away from football.

The NFL’s daily transaction sheet reflected the news.

Archibong was undrafted in 2021 out of Temple University. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Chicago Bears, but was released the following August.

Archibong was picked up a few days later by the Steelers and was placed on the practice squad. He then went on to play in two games for the Steelers last season. In those two games, he played a total of 19 overall snaps. Archibong finished with two combined tackles in his NFL career, in those two games played.

We saw something very similar to this situation in 2015, when 24-year-old San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland retired after one year in the NFL.

With Archibong retiring, the Steelers now have an open roster spot. With some needed help at positions like outside linebacker, running back, and tight end – it won’t be a surprise if the Steelers add another body before, or during training camp.

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