Troy Polamalu doesn’t know if he’ll be back in Pittsburgh

Steelers safety Troy Polamalu doesn’t know if he’ll be back in Pittsburgh next season since he’s scheduled to make over $8 million in 2014.

“I don’t know,” said Polamalu via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “My intention is to play on Sunday, and we’ll see what happens from there on.”

Polamalu was asked if he might decide to retire.

“I don’t know,” Polamalu said. “I really don’t know. … The chips will land wherever they may after this game, and we’ll see.

“I want to play this game as long and as good as I can play it. Whenever that (retirement) time comes, it will come. I’m not sure when it will come, though.”

Polamalu understands the NFL is a business.

“Unfortunately, this is a business,” Polamalu said. “The higher-ups make their decisions to take care of their families, and the players have to make their decisions to take care of their families. That’s the unfortunate part of this business.”