Dolphins' Steinbach decides to retire
Eric Steinbach
NFL reporter
Posted Aug 22, 2012
Aaron Wilson


Veteran offensive guard offensive guard Eric Steinbach is retiring from the NFL, the Miami Dolphins announced.

Steinbach is a former Pro Bowl alternate who missed last season with a back injury that required surgery. He had a procedure to remove a disc fragment from his spinal nerve.

He had been slowed by the back injury during training camp since joining the Dolphins.

Steinbach is a former second-round draft pick by the Cincinnati Bengals.

He was signed to a seven-year, $49.5 million contract by the Cleveland Browns in 2007 and was named a Pro Bowl alternate that season.

He was cut by Cleveland on March 14.

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