Former Steelers RB Isaac Redman announces career-ending injury

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Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman announced Friday that his NFL career is over because he sustained a career-ending spinal cord injury last season.

Redman had been a free agent after being released by the Steelers in October. He said he tried to play through a neck injury in 2013 but "wasn't myself on the field."

After his release, he went to see Dr. Robert Watkins in California and received two MRIs and a cat scan before being told of the injury to his spinal cord. 

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Redman said various teams have reached out to him with interest but he had to tell them he could not do it. 

The 29-year-old is a former Division II player who went undrafted before signing with the Steelers. He played 51 games for Pittsburgh in his career, running for a total of 1,148 yards and five touchdowns. He also caught two touchdowns. 

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