After saying it was certain Colbert would retire, Clayton says not so fast

Earlier this month NFL Insider John Clayton said '100 percent' Colbert was leaving
Steelers GM Kevin Colbert at the NFL Combine
Steelers GM Kevin Colbert at the NFL Combine Photo credit © Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

After saying a few weeks ago that “100 percent” Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert would retire after the draft.

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Clayton says that report he got earlier in January was “erroneous.”

“I’m not saying this won’t happen, but it’s been erroneous reported that Kevin is retiring after the draft, that’s not true,” said Clayton on Wednesday with the PM Team. “He’s thinking about it, but he hasn’t decided so it’s like bad reporting.”

Clayton made the comments after being asked about a report that the Las Vegas Raiders have requested an interview with current Steelers Pro Scouting Coordinator Brandon Hunt.

Hunt’s name has been in the mix, along with Steelers vice president Omar Khan as possible replacements for Colbert, if he does step down, with the possibility they could work together and there wouldn’t be an “official” general manager.

If Hunt is talking to Las Vegas, maybe Colbert will return, but it appears we are back at square one.