Pittsburgh Steelers

Stadium: Heinz Field | Coach: Mike Tomlin
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense7th110.0 (14th)262.6 (5th)
Defense12th100.0 (13th)242.6 (16th)
Injuries
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
02/15/17WRDeMarcus AyersAbdomenQUESTIONABLEAyers underwent core-muscle surgery on Tuesday according to DKPittsburghSports.com, reporter Mark Kaboly.

The procedure, which was performed on both sides of his legs, is more commonly known as sports-hernia surgery, and has an estimated recovery time of two months. After spending most of the 2016 season on the practice squad, Ayers will compete for a spot on the 53-man roster next season.

(Updated 02/08/2017)
01/27/17LBKevin AndersonUndisclosedQUESTIONABLEAnderson spent the year on injured reserve due to an undisclosed injury.

Anderson signed with the Steelers as an undrafted rookie in the offseason. He was waived with an injury designation in July and placed on IR after clearing waivers. He'll look to make the team as a depth player in 2017.

(Updated 01/26/2017)
01/27/17WRSammie CoatesHandQUESTIONABLECoates (hand) revealed he has undergone groin surgery this offseason, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Coates' well-documented hand surgery has been the focus of his offseason activity thus far, but it appears he's been dealing with a lower-body ailment as well. It isn't clear when he went under the knife, but this latest procedure only complicates the receiver's timeline for a return. At this point, Coates appears truly questionable to be ready for the start of team workouts in April.

(Updated 02/13/2017)
01/27/17WRCanaan SeverinUndisclosedQUESTIONABLESeverin spent the 2016 season on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury.

Severin was waived by the Steelers with an injury designation in August and was placed on IR after he cleared waivers. He'll look to stay healthy and catch on with Pittsburgh as a depth receiver in 2017.

(Updated 01/26/2017)
01/26/17DBSenquez GolsonFootQUESTIONABLEThe Steelers are apprehensive about Golson's (foot) status for the 2017 season, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Golson hasn't appeared in a single game since being picked by the Steelers in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He had Lisfranc surgery on his foot in August and ended the 2016 season on injured reserve. He'll continue to work on rehabbing his injury in the hopes of making his debut at some point during the 2017 campaign.

(Updated 02/16/2017)
01/26/17DLCameron HeywardPectoralQUESTIONABLEHeyward (pectoral) is facing a six-month recovery for his injury, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Heyward, arguably the Steelers' best defensive player up front, was placed on injured reserve Saturday. His six-month recovery time places his expected return near the beginning of 2017's training camp. In the meantime, look for Ricardo Mathews to take over for Heyward at defensive end in Pittsburgh 3-4 scheme.

(Updated 11/22/2016)
01/26/17LBSteven JohnsonAnkleQUESTIONABLEJohnson (ankle) signed a one-year contract with the Steelers on Wednesday, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Johnson ended his 2016 campaign on injured reserve with an ankle injury. He'll be looking to secure a depth linebacker position in 2017.

(Updated 02/15/2017)
01/26/17DBShamarko ThomasConcussionQUESTIONABLEThomas (concussion) was placed on injured reserve Sunday.

Thomas will be shut down after missing the past three games with a concussion. The Steelers promoted CB Al-Hajj Shabazz from the practice squad to take his place on the active roster.

(Updated 12/25/2016)
01/26/17WRMarkus WheatonShoulderQUESTIONABLEWheaton (shoulder) underwent surgery to repair his labrum Monday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

Wheaton only played in three games this season, as he never returned from the shoulder aliment he suffered after Week 5's win over the Jets. He'll now be out of commission for at least three months, but could return in time for offseason workouts in April and May. Wheaton is an unrestricted free agent, so it's uncertain where he'll wind up next season, but this injury could deter teams from taking a chance on the wideout.

(Updated 01/03/2017)
01/23/17RBLe'Veon BellGroinQUESTIONABLEBell (groin) isn't expected to undergo groin surgery this offseason, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Per Rapoport, a procedure would have been performed at this point, if specialists deemed it crucial to Bell's long-term health. Instead, Bell will focus on rehabilitating the groin injury that forced him to sit out all but 11 of the Steelers' 69 offensive snaps in the AFC championship game. In the coming days, the organization must choose whether to apply its franchise tag to Bell by March 1, work out a long-term deal by March 9, or risk losing him as an unrestricted free agent after 4 PM ET on the latter date. The 25-year-old has recorded at least 1,800 total yards, 75 receptions, and nine touchdowns in two of the last three seasons, but multiple suspensions and ailments have wiped away 20 of a possible 70 games in his four-year career, so the front office may be reticent to allocate significant money to the All-Pro.

(Updated 02/22/2017)
01/23/17TELadarius GreenConcussionQUESTIONABLEGreen isn't in the NFL's protocol for head injuries, yet he hasn't received clearance from the concussion suffered in Week 15, Mark Kaboly of DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

A lengthy recovery from offseason ankle surgery pushed back Green's debut as a Steeler to Week 10, but he was only active for six games before a concussion reared its head in Week 15, keeping him sidelined during the team's run to the AFC championship game. Beset by concussions in the past, there's no telling when he'll rid himself of symptoms. For Green's sake, general manager Kevin Colbert expects the tight end to be a part of the Steelers' roster next season, per Dale Lolley of the Observer-Reporter. Having said that, Green's recovery will likely determine Colbert's course of action in upcoming months.

(Updated 02/16/2017)
07/29/16WRMartavis BryantSuspensionSUSPENDStill under suspension for a violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy, Bryant officially applied for reinstatement Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houstin Chronicle reports.

This news is unsurprising, as Bryant just became eligible to apply for his reinstatement. The 25-year-old has not played in a regular season game since 2015, but has demonstrated excellent play-making when he has been able to take the field. In 21 career games the 6-foot-4 211-pounder has reached paydirt 14 times, while averaging 17.3 yards per reception.

(Updated 01/28/2017)
 

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