Veteran wide receiver Antwaan Randle El will announce his retirement from the NFL during his skills training academy on July 14, Mike Nieto of The Times of Northwest Indiana reports, citing an email from Randle El's brother.
The versatile Randle El also averaged 22.3 yards on 79 kick returns, with one touchdown, and 8.2 yards on 311 punt returns, scoring five touchdowns.
The Steelers took advantage of Randle El's background as a quarterback. In his five overall seasons in Black and Gold, Randle El completed 16-of-18 pass attempts for 170 yards with four of his six career touchdown passes. Randle El completed one of three pass attempts in the playoffs -- a 43-yard touchdown strike to Hines Ward in the Steelers' win over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL.