Shazier (knee) did not participate in Wednesday's practice.
Shazier is apparently still battling a knee injury that he suffered from in Week 1, despite playing and recording a team-high 11 tackles in Week 2. He will likely remain questionable throughout the week, and should he be unable to play, look for Vince Williams and L.J. Fort to potentially see more playing time.
Shazier was removed in the second half of a Week 1 game with a knee injury, but he returned in Week 2 and made a team-high 11 tackles. While no details have been made available, it's possible Shazier has suffered a setback, which could lead to more playing time for Vince Williams and/or L.J. Fort. The good news for Pittsburgh is that fellow starting inside 'backer Lawrence Timmons (shin) is expected to be fine for Sunday, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports. When healthy, Shazier and Timmons should both be viable IDP options.
Shazier sustained a knee injury during Monday night's win over the Redskins, and although he didn't practice Wednesday, he was able to log a limited session Thursday. That progress apparently should continue and culminate with an active status Sunday, which would obviously be a positive development for the
Shazier (knee) was a limited participant during Thursday's practice.
Shazier showed some progress in regards to his knee by practicing in a limited fashion Thursday. The Steelers would obviously love to have Shazier for Sunday's divisional clash with Cincinnati, but the team is preparing to play without him just in case. Rookie Tyler Matakevich is slotted as Shazier's primary backup on the team's official depth chart.
Shazier was removed from Monday's win over Washington in the fourth quarter, at which point the game was well in hand. He still wanted to return to the contest, but the Steelers wisely prevented him from doing so. Shazier displayed his immense potential before he was injured, recording six tackles (five solo), an interception and two passes defensed. Health is the only thing that's limited the third-year linebacker to this stage in his career.
|6||10/16/16||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|9||11/6/16||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|11||11/20/16||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|12||11/24/16||@ IND||8:30 pm|
|14||12/11/16||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|15||12/18/16||@ CIN||8:30 pm|
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