• by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Troy Polamalu among notable Steelers probable for playoff game

    The following players for the Steelers have been ruled as probable for Saturday's wild-card clash against Baltimore: Offensive tackle Mike Adams (illness), nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder), tight end Heath Miller (not injury related), tight end Michael Palmer (groin), quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related), cornerback Ike Davis and safety Troy Polamalu (knee). Polamalu has missed the previous two games and four of the last seven due to numerous injuries. His teammates scoffed at the idea that the Steelers are better off without the services of Polamalu, after he was a surprise inactive in Week 17. However, Will Allen could cut into Polamalu's playing time on Saturday, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Pittsburgh is a 3-point home favorite against Baltimore.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Steelers NT Steve McLendon (stinger) expected to return

    Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon suffered a stinger in Sunday's game against the Bengals, However, the defensive lineman is probable to return to the AFC North battle.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Steelers' Troy Polamalu doubtful to play Sunday vs. Chiefs

    The Steelers released their final injury report for Week 16's game against the Chiefs and safety Troy Polamalu (knee) is listed as doubtful. Cornerback Ike Taylor (shoulder) is also listed as doubtful. Tight end Matt Spaeth (elbow) is the only player listed as questionable. The following players are listed as probable: William Gay, Marcus Gilbert, James Harrison, Steve McLendon, Heath Miller, Mike Mitchell, Maurkice Pouncey, Ben Roethlisberger and Markus Wheaton. The Steelers are 3-point favorites.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Polamalu, Taylor, Shazier among Steelers' probables for Week 14

    Steelers tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle) was unable to practice and received the thumbs-down for Week 14 against Cincinnati. Gilbert was the only player on Pittsburgh's final injury report ruled out for Sunday. Linebacker James Harrison (knee) also missed practice all week and is unlikely to play. He was ruled as doubtful. Nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder) was the only player on the report designated as questionable, while cornerback Cortez Allen (thumb), cornerback Brice McCain (hamstring), tight end Heath Miller (rest), safety Troy Polamalu (illness), quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (rest), linebacker Ryan Shazier (ankle) and cornerback Ike Taylor (shoulder) were deemed probable.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Steelers LB Ryan Shazier, NT Steve McLendon on track to play

    Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier (ankle) and nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder) practiced fully Wednesday as the team prepared for Sunday's visit to Cincinnati. Shazier has missed three straight games, while McLendon has missed two in a row. Both are on track to face the Bengals.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Steelers rule seven players inactive for Week 13 against the Saints

    The following players have been ruled inactive for the Steelers in Week 13 against the Saints: NT Steve McClendon , CB Cortez Allen, QB Landry Jones, WR Justin Brown, T Marcus Gilbert, CB B.W. Webb and LB Ryan Shazier.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Two questionable, two out for Steelers in Week 13

    Steelers tackle Marcus Gilbert and linebacker Ryan Shazier have both been designated as questionable for the Sunday game against New Orleans. Meanwhile cornerback Cortez Allen (thumb) and nose tackle Steve McLendon have been ruled out. The rest of those placed on the Friday injury report are probable. That group includes wide receiver Martavis Bryant (illness), cornerback Ike Taylor (forearm) and safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring).

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Steelers will watch Shazier, McLendon 'closely' in practice

    Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told reporters that the team will watch linebacker Ryan Shazier and defensive lineman Steve McLendon "closely" during practice leading up to Sunday's showdown against the Saints in Week 13, per the team's official website. Shazier missed the previous two games because of an ankle injury. McLendon sat out Week 11 due to a shoulder injury.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Steelers announce MNF Inactives

    The Steelers declared safety Troy Polamalu (knee), linebacker Ryan Shazier (ankle), cornerback Ike Taylor (forearm), nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder), safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring), quarterback Landry Jones and guard Chris Hubbard inactive for Monday's game at Tennessee.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Troy Polamalu, Ryan Shazier among injured Steelers out Week 11

    The Steelers unveiled its final injury report for Monday night's game against the Titans in Week 11. Steve McLendon (shoulder), Troy Polamalu (knee), Ryan Shazier (ankle), Ivan Taylor (forearm), Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) were all ruled out by Pittsburgh. Meanwhile, Cortez Allen (thumb), Brett Keisel (not injury related), Arthur Moats (not injury related), Ross Ventrone (hamstring) were labeled probable for the game.