PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Former Steelers linebacker Joey Porter announced Thursday that he’ll retire as a member of the Pittsburgh organization.

Porter was the Steelers third-round draft pick in 1999. In his 13-year career, he spent eight seasons in Pittsburgh.

“It’ll be an honor to go out there and retire as a Steeler,” Porter told NFL.com. “Started there, end there. Thirteen years. I never thought I’d play that long when I first started.”

Porter spent time playing three seasons in Miami and two in Arizona before choosing to retire. He totaled 667 tackles, 98 sacks, 26 forced fumbles, 12 interceptions and one defensive touchdown for his career.

Porter was a starter for the Steelers Super Bowl win against Seattle in Super Bowl XL.

It’s not yet known when Porter will officially retire with the organization.

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