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Dolphins OG Steinbach decides to retire

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Guard Eric Steinbach has decided to retire, Dolphins coach Joe Philbin announced Wednesday.

Steinbach missed the 2011 season with a back injury, was subsequently released by the Browns and signed with the Dolphins last month to compete for a reserve role, but has been bothered by a lingering knee injury.

Philbin's relationship with Steinbach dates back to when Philbin was Iowa's line coach and Steinbach was a tight end recruit moved to guard.

"It was tough," Philbin said of the retirement conversation with Steinbach. "He's had an exceptional career in the National Football League as an eight-year starter and he's got a wonderful young family.

"He made a real valiant... he really wanted to prove to himself to see if he could come back and physically be the player that he once was, but we'll be fine."
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