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Rotowire: Apr 14 / 7:34a ET
News: Taylor announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday, NFL.com reports.
Impact: The 34-year-old Taylor may have struggled in his final few seasons, but he was the Steelers' top cornerback for the majority of his career. While he was never known for his hands and will retire with just 14 interceptions, Taylor was one of the league's better cover corners during his prime. With Troy Polamalu also retiring this offseason, the Pittsburgh secondary will be much younger in 2015. The Steelers figure to target a cornerback within the first few rounds of the upcoming draft, as their current options are underwhelming.
StatsLLC: Apr 14 / 12:00a ET
News: Taylor is retiring, ending a 12-year career in which he helped lead the team to two Super Bowl victories. The 34-year-old player announced the decision Tuesday.
Impact: Taylor became a free agent last month and says he couldn't envision playing for another team. He finishes his career with 17 interceptions, including three in the playoffs. He is the latest member of a core group that led the team's resurgence over the past decade to leave.