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John Clayton says it's '100 percent' that this is Kevin Colbert's last year


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It was reported by the NFL Network on Sunday morning that Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert would retire following the 2022 NFL Draft. Colbert has been on year-to-year deals since July of 2019. Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported shortly after the NFL Network report that Colbert hasn't decided on retirement yet.


NFL insider John Clayton was on 93.7 The Fan on Wednesday afternoon and he said it's “100 percent” Colbert will retire at the end of the season.


All signs point to Colbert and Roethlisberger riding off into the sunset together.


“I think all along . . . Kevin position was he’s going to stay as long as Ben (Roethlisberger) and if Ben’s retiring, which is his, that means okay, it’s time to move on,” Clayton said.


Colbert, 64, has been in the Steelers front office since 2000.


Steelers vice president Omar Khan and pro personnel coordinator Brandon Hunt have been mentioned as possible replacements for Colbert for years. However, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Bears have requested to talk to Khan for their open general manager position. Clayton notes that the Bears don't need the Steelers permission to talk with Khan.