Pittsburgh Steelers

Stadium: Heinz Field | Coach: Mike Tomlin
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense7th110.0 (14th)262.6 (5th)
Defense12th100.0 (13th)242.6 (16th)
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 Anderson, Kevin LB6-42444/5/1993RStanford
15Ayers, DeMarcus WR5-101907/7/1994RHouston
26Bell, Le'Veon RB6-12252/18/19924Michigan State
4Berry, Jordan P6-51953/18/19912Eastern Kentucky
 Blount, Akil LB6-22497/2/1994RFlorida A&M
9Boswell, Chris K6-21853/16/19912Rice
84Brown, Antonio WR5-101817/10/19887Central Michigan
 Brown-Dukes, Brandon RB5-82004/29/1992RMercyhurst
10Bryant, Martavis WR6-421112/20/19913Clemson
25Burns, Artie CB6-01975/1/1995RMiami (Fla.)
 Canaday, Kameron LS6-42458/20/1993RPortland State
56Chickillo, Anthony DE6-325512/10/19922Miami (Fla.)
14Coates, Sammie WR6-12123/31/19932Auburn
31Cockrell, Ross DB6-01918/6/19913Duke
37Dangerfield, Jordan DB5-1019912/25/19901Towson
28Davis, Sean SAF6-120210/23/1993RMaryland
66DeCastro, David G6-53161/11/19905Stanford
 Dixon, Brandon DB5-112034/26/19902Northwest Missouri State
 Ducre, Greg DB5-101831/22/19923Washington
 Dupree, Bud LB6-42692/12/19932Kentucky
 Fanaika, Jason LB6-32706/17/1992RUtah
 Feiler, Matt T6-63307/7/19921Bloomsburg
67Finney, B.J. C6-431810/26/19911Kansas State
 Fort, L.J. LB6-02321/3/19902Northern Iowa
73Foster, Ramon G6-53281/7/19868Tennessee
 Friend, Kyle C6-23054/3/1994RTemple
22Gay, William DB5-101871/1/198510Louisville
77Gilbert, Marcus T6-63302/15/19886Florida
21Golden, Robert DB5-112029/13/19905Arizona
27Golson, Senquez CB5-91767/7/19932Mississippi
89Green, Ladarius TE6-62405/29/19905Louisiana-Lafayette
85Grimble, Xavier TE6-42619/22/19921USC
 Hagen, Jacob DB6-22053/16/1992RLiberty
 Hamilton, Cobi WR6-219711/13/19901Arkansas
79Hargrave, Javon DT6-13052/7/1993RSouth Carolina State
68Harris, Ryan T6-53023/11/19859Notre Dame
92Harrison, James LB6-02425/4/197814Kent State
65Hawkins, Jerald T6-630510/16/1993RLouisiana State
97Heyward, Cameron DE6-52955/6/19896Ohio State
88Heyward-Bey, Darrius WR6-22102/26/19878Maryland
 Hilton, Mike DB5-91843/9/1994RMississippi
 Hooks, Lavon DT6-33121/23/1992RMississippi
74Hubbard, Chris G6-42954/23/19913Alabama-Birmingham
 Huguenin, Farrington LB6-42685/8/1992RKentucky
81James, Jesse TE6-72616/4/19942Penn State
82Johnson, David TE6-22608/26/19878Arkansas State
 Johnson, Gus RB5-102158/10/19931Stephen F. Austin St.
 Johnson, Devonte DB5-101801/3/1993RWeber State
51Johnson, Steven LB6-12373/28/19885Kansas
95Jones, Jarvis LB6-324810/13/19894Georgia
3Jones, Landry QB6-42254/4/19894Oklahoma
64Manhart, Cole G6-42989/25/19921Nebraska-Kearney
44Matakevich, Tyler LB6-123512/22/1992RTemple
90Mathews, Ricardo DT6-33007/30/19877Cincinnati
 Matthews, Mike C6-23001/27/1994RTexas A&M
62Maxey, Johnny DT6-530310/19/1993RMars Hill
93McCullers-Sanders, Dan DT6-73528/11/19923Tennessee
18Mettenberger, Zach QB6-52247/16/19913Louisiana State
69Mihalik, Brian DE6-93028/21/1992RBoston College
 Milton, Keavon T6-43206/23/19902Louisiana-Monroe
23Mitchell, Mike DB6-12216/10/19878Ohio U.
55Moats, Arthur LB6-02463/14/19887James Madison
45Nix-Jones, Roosevelt FB5-112483/30/19922Kent State
 Philon, Roy DE6-32913/26/1991RLouisville
53Pouncey, Maurkice C6-43047/24/19896Florida
7Roethlisberger, Ben QB6-52403/2/198213Miami (Ohio)
17Rogers, Eli WR5-1018712/23/19922Louisville
83Severin, Canaan WR6-22053/16/1993RVirginia
20Shabazz, Al-Hajj DB6-02008/2/1992RWest Chester
50Shazier, Ryan LB6-12309/6/19923Ohio State
 Smith, Dreamius RB5-112259/8/19921West Virginia
 Stewart, Dez WR6-22004/18/1993ROhio Dominican
29Thomas, Shamarko DB5-92052/23/19914Syracuse
94Timmons, Lawrence LB6-12345/14/198610Florida State
33Toussaint, Fitzgerald RB5-92045/4/19903Michigan
 Tucker, Marcus WR5-101906/24/1992RNorthern Michigan
91Tuitt, Stephon DT6-63035/23/19933Notre Dame
61Ume-Ezeoke, Valerian C6-32952/14/1993RNew Mexico State
78Villanueva, Alejandro DE6-93209/22/19882Army
72Wallace, Cody C6-429611/26/19847Texas A&M
96Walton, L.T. DT6-53053/31/19922Central Michigan
60Warren, Greg C6-325210/18/198112North Carolina
11Wheaton, Markus WR5-111892/7/19914Oregon State
 Williams, Trey RB5-720012/11/19922Texas A&M
34Williams, DeAngelo RB5-92074/25/198311Memphis
98Williams, Vince LB6-123312/27/19894Florida State
 Williams, Karlos RB6-12305/4/19932Florida State
Injured Players
28Allen, Cortez (IR) DB6-119710/29/19885The Citadel
 Blanchflower, Rob (IR) TE6-42566/8/19901Massachusetts
39Johnson, Brandon (IR) RB6-22284/2/1993RPenn State
 McCord, Tyriq (IR) LB6-323611/6/1993RMiami (Fla.)
15Nelson, David (IR) WR6-521511/7/19866Florida
 Rome, Jay (IR) TE6-625412/12/1992RGeorgia
Roster Analysis
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Position Listing
Lavon Hooks
Hooks signed a contract with the Steelers on Monday.

Hooks, an undrafted player out of Ole Miss entering his third season in the league, participated in the Steelers' training camp last summer but didn't make it past the final roster cuts. He likely won't compete for anything more than a depth role along the defensive line.

Ryan Harris
The Broncos have agreed to terms on a contract with offensive tackle Ryan Harris, according to a report from ESPN. 

This move is a necessity now that left tackle Ryan Clady is likely lost for the season due to a torn ACL that he sustained in practice on Wednesday.

This move brings Harris back to the organization he started his NFL career with as he played with the Broncos, which drafted him in the third round, from 2007-2010. 

Harris was with the Chiefs a year ago and started 15 of the 16 games he appeared in. 

Shin - Questionable for the start of training camp
Ryan Shazier
Shazier recorded five tackles (all solo) and an interception in Pittsburgh's 18-16 playoff win over Kansas City.

Pittsburgh's defense forced two turnovers and held Kansas City to 106 yards of offense in the first half, led by Shazier's fourth interception in as many games. He'll look to keep the streak going against Tom Brady, who threw only two interceptions during the regular season, but was picked off twice in New England's playoff win this week.

Mike Matthews
No Updates
Antonio Brown
Brown seven of nine targets for 77 yards in Sunday's 36-17 AFC championship game loss to the Patriots.

The Patriots followed their proven method of focusing on limiting the opponent's No. 1 receiving threat, a task that became even easier when Le'Veon Bell was lost to a groin injury after only six carries. Brown was able to shake loose for some receptions in the short-to-intermediate passing game, but his game-long reception was a modest 18 yards. The sixth-year pro was actually second in targets to Eli Rogers on the night and shared the team lead in receptions with him and DeAngelo Williams. Despite the disappointing conclusion to the season, Brown posted a fourth consecutive 100-reception campaign, while also posting the second-highest amount of touchdowns (12) in his career.

Trey Williams
Williams signed with the Steelers on Tuesday, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

The 24-year-old has had stints with the Patriots, Colts, and Cowboys, but has never been able to find his footing in the league. He'll now hope to secure a reserve spot on the Steelers roster as they head into the offseason.

Akil Blount
No Updates
Jarvis Jones
Jones totaled three tackles (all solo), including a sack in the Steelers' overtime win against the Browns on Sunday.

Jones finishes this regular season with 41 tackles (29 solo), including the one sack. He also had two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and an interception. Pittsburgh will next face the Dolphins in the playoffs for the first time since the 1984 AFC championship game.

Anthony Chickillo
Chickillo signed a one-year contract with the Steelers on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Chickillo's resigning helps Pittsburgh fortify it's linebacker depth. The 24-year old linebacker played in 30.2 percent of the team's defensive snaps in 2016 and recorded 29 tackles, including 2.5 sacks, on the season. He'll look to see a slightly increased role in 2017.

Marcus Gilbert
The Steelers created $6.2 million in cap space by restructuring two contracts, according to a report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tackle Marcus Gilbert and safety Mike Mitchell had tweaks made to their contracts that won't affect their income for the 2015 season. However, the money they were slated to make from their salaries and roster bonuses are being applied as signing bonuses to free up cap space for the upcoming league year. 

The restructured signing bonuses will be prorated and affect their cap number for future seasons. 

The restructured deals were likely done to help free up money to re-sign linebacker Jason Worilds, linebacker Arthur Moats and cornerback Brice McCain. 

Ross Cockrell
Cockrell totaled eight tackles (all solo) in the Steelers' 30-12 wild-card win against the Dolphins on Sunday.

Pittsburgh's defense held Miami to 159 total yards in the first half to take a 20-6 lead, before Cockrell left to be evaluated for a concussion. He later returned to second-half action, recording three of his eight tackles.

Ricardo Mathews
Mathews (ankle) participated fully in Wednesday's practice session.

Mathews was held out of Sunday's win over the Chiefs due to his ankle injury but he appears to be recovered now. He'll likely be able to play in Sunday's AFC championship game, barring any further setbacks.

Dreamius Smith
Smith signed a reserve/future contract with the Steelers on Tuesday, Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.

Smith spent much of the season on the Steelers' practice squad after being waived with an injury designation from the Chargers in September. He'll look to land a spot at the bottom of Pittsburgh's running back depth chart in 2017.

L.J. Fort
Fort failed to record a tackle in the Steelers' 30-12 wild-card win against the Dolphins on Sunday.

Playing predominantly on special teams, Fort finished the 2016 season with four tackles (three solo).

Brandon Johnson
Markus Wheaton
Wheaton (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.

Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
Bud Dupree
Dupree collected seven tackles (five solo), including a sack in the Steelers' 27-24 overtime win against Cleveland on Sunday.

After recording four sacks in his rookie season, Dupree totaled 4.5 sacks in 2016, despite playing in just seven games. He also recorded 24 tackles (19 solo). He missed Pittsburgh's Week 6 game against Miami, who they'll face in the playoffs for the fourth time in franchise history.

James Harrison
Harrison plans to return for what will be his 14th NFL season in 2017, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Harrison will be 39 when the 2017 season begins. Despite his age, the veteran linebacker has continued to be productive, racking up 73 tackles, 7.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, and an interception while playing in 18 games (including playoffs) in 2016. Harrison could see a slight reduction in play time as the team looks to keep him fresh and impactful at his age, but he's given no indications of slowing down and figures to be quality defender for Pittsburgh once again next year.

David Johnson
Johnson was not targeted in the Steelers' 30-12 wild-card win against the Dolphins on Sunday.

Going without a touch is not unusual for Johnson. He played in all 16 games this season, recording just seven catches on 11 targets for 80 yards. An unrestricted free agent, his role is unlikely to change regardless of whether he returns to Pittsburgh or move on to another team next season.

Jordan Berry
No Updates
Valerian Ume-Ezeoke
Undisclosed - Questionable for the start of training camp
No Updates
Kameron Canaday
No Updates
Cortez Allen
Allen has been released by the Steelers.

Allen missed all of last season after suffering a knee injury in Week 1, but his release also comes after he signed a lucrative four-year extension with Pittsburgh in 2014. Now a free agent, Allen's absence further ensures the Steelers will address the cornerback position through the draft.

Farrington Huguenin
No Updates
Stephon Tuitt
Tuitt recorded four tackles (two solo) and a fumble recovery in the Steelers' 30-12 playoff win against the Dolphins on Sunday.

The fumble recovery off a James Harrison strip sack inside Pittsburgh's red zone preserved a 20-6 halftime lead from which Miami never recovered. This season, Tuitt was on the field for 73 percent of all defensive snaps (more than any other Steelers' defensive lineman), despite spending the last two games of the regular season on the sideline nursing a sprained knee. He recorded 37 tackles (28 solo), including four sacks this season, which was a bit of a step backwards after totaling 54 tackles (39 solo), including 6.5 sacks in 2015.

David DeCastro
The Steelers have decided to pick up the fifth-year option on offensive lineman David DeCastro's contract, reports 98.5 The Sports Hub.

DeCastro has started 31 games at guard for the Steelers over the last two seasons.

Zach Mettenberger
Mettenberger was claimed off waivers by the Steelers on Wednesday, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.

Mettenberger was released by the Chargers on Tuesday, but it took all of just one day for him to find a new home in Pittsburgh. The 25-year-old will likely have most of the team's final preseason game Thursday to make a case for the backup quarterback gig. Mettenberger will only have a few days to prove his worth over the likes of Bruce Gradkowski and Landry Jones as Saturday's 53-man roster deadline looms large.

Mike Mitchell
Mitchell recorded eight tackles (seven solo) and a fumble recovery in the Steelers' 27-24 overtime win against Cleveland on Sunday.

Mitchell is a consistent and reliable defensive presence, playing in every game since joining the Steelers three years ago. He finishes his 2016 campaign with 78 tackles (55 solo), with an interception and a fumble recovery.

Cole Manhart
As expected, the Eagles signed center John Moffitt to a one-year contract on Monday, per Philly.com.

Moffitt was a third-round draft pick in 2011 and played two years for Seattle. He was traded to Denver and retired early in the 2013 season. 

He was arrested in 2014 on assault and drug charges, which were later dropped. 

To make room, the Eagles released undrafted rookie free agent Cole Manhart

Undisclosed - Questionable for the start of training camp
Arthur Moats
Moats had one tackle in Pittsburgh's 30-12 wild-card win against Miami on Sunday.

Moats played in all 16 regular season games for the fourth consecutive season, finishing with 21 tackles (nine solo), including 3.5 sacks.

Ramon Foster
As expected, the Steelers have ruled out cornerback Ike Taylor (forearm) and linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee) for their Sunday game in Jacksonville.

The other players on their injury report submitted Friday are probable. They are wide receivers Martavis Bryant (illness) and Markus Wheaton (groin), linebacker James Harrison (illness), guard Ramon Foster (ankle) and tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle).

David Nelson
Nelson was released by the Steelers on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle reports.

The veteran wideout finished the season on IR and did not play a single snap for the Steelers prior to his release. It's unclear at this point if a team will take a flier on the oft-injured Nelson given that he's played in all of 18 games over the past three seasons, but his 6-foot-5 frame could be intriguing enough for a team to give him a shot in training camp.

Tyler Matakevich
Matakevich had two tackles (both solo) in Pittsburgh's 27-24 overtime win against Cleveland on Sunday.

The rookie linebacker played in all 16 regular season games, totaling 20 tackles (16 solo). He recorded a career-best nine tackles against Miami, who he'll face in the wild-card game, earlier this season.

Roosevelt Nix-Jones
Nix caught two passes for five yards in the Steelers' overtime win against the Browns on Sunday.

Targeted twice, Nix had his first receptions this season, matching his 2015 total. He still has no rushing attempts in his two NFL seasons, a trend that should continue when Pittsburgh hosts Miami in the Wild Card round.

DeAngelo Williams
Williams ran for 34 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries in the Steelers' 36-17 loss to the Patriots on Sunday. He also caught seven passes for 51 yards.

The combination of losing Le'Veon Bell (groin) and trailing early forced Pittsburgh to become one-dimensional on offense. As a result, Williams was more of a factor in the passing game. Injuries and suspensions to Bell have required the Steelers to call upon Williams often during his tenure with the team. He'll turn 34 before next season, but the unrestricted free agent may seek a starting role elsewhere next season.

Jay Rome
Gus Johnson
Johnson was signed to a reserve/future contract on Tuesday, Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.

Johnson spent all of 2016 on practice squads and will be looking to carve out a role with the Steelers in 2017. He'll likely be competing for a depth running back and special teams position.

Keavon Milton
The Seahawks have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's Super Bowl: B.J. Daniels, Marcus Burley, Patrick Lewis, Keavon Milton, David King, Garry Gilliam and Kevin Norwood, the team announced.

Gilliam caught a fake field goal touchdown during the NFC Championship Game for Seattle.

The game is currently pick'em between Seattle and New England.

Jason Fanaika
No Updates
Canaan Severin
Severin 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.

Undisclosed - Questionable for the start of training camp
Lawrence Timmons
Timmons recorded a team-leading 14 tackles (nine solo) in the Steelers' 36-17 loss to the Patriots on Sunday.

After dominating opponents their past nine games, Pittsburgh's defense looked inept against Tom Brady, who led New England to four touchdowns and 411 yards of offense without a turnover. If the Steelers hope to overtake the Patriots next season, resigning Timmons, who is an unrestricted free agent, will be a priority.

Cody Wallace
Wallace (knee) has been placed on the injured reserve, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Wallace's designation will almost certainly end his season, during which he did not step on the field.

Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Le'Veon Bell
Bell (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.

Groin - Questionable for the start of training camp
Mike Hilton
Hilton (undisclosed) passed his physical on Sunday and is no longer on the PUP list, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports.

Hilton missed the first three days of practice with a non-football injury but returned to the field on Sunday. He'll now look to compete for a spot on the 53-man roster as a reserve cornerback.

Fitzgerald Toussaint
Toussaint signed a one-year exclusive rights contract with the Steelers on Tuesday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports.

Toussaint played in just 4.2 percent of Pittsburgh's offensive snaps in 2016, as Le'Veon Bell and Deangelo Williams handled the vast majority of the running back duties. Toussaint did see significant time on special teams, occasionally seeing return opportunities on kickoffs. He'll look to continue his role on special teams and possibly earn some added reps on offense in 2017.

Darrius Heyward-Bey
Heyward-Bey (illness) failed to catch either of his two targets in Sunday's 36-17 AFC championship game loss to the Patriots.

The veteran speedster was targeted deep on the two passes he saw -- including one in the end zone -- but Ben Roethlisberger misfired on both occasions. In relatively desperate need of offense after Le'Veon Bell exited early with a groin injury and with Tom Brady and his receivers hitting on all cylinders, the Steelers still curiously opted to primarily rely on the young and inexperienced trio of Eli Rogers, Cobi Hamilton and Sammie Coates alongside Antonio Brown as the principal wideout options. Heyward-Bey appeared to only receive a handful of snaps despite his play-making ability, a strangely fitting end to a disappointing 2016 campaign. The former first-round pick tallied the second-lowest reception (six) and yardage (114) totals of his career while appearing in a career-low 10 games. Although he has two seasons remaining on his current contract at a modest yearly cap hit of approximately $1.3 million, Heyward-Bey's status for next season likely hinges on the continued development of Rogers, Hamilton, Coates and DeMarcus Ayers, as well as the potential return of Martavis Bryant (suspension).

Xavier Grimble
Grimble signed a one-year, $540,000 contract with the Steelers, Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

The contract represents the NFL minimum for a player with one year of service time. An exclusive rights free agent, Grimble caught 11 passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games this season, and will likely be competing for a backup tight end spot next season.

Sean Davis
Davis had a team-high nine tackles (eight solo), including a sack and a fumble recovery in the Steelers' overtime win against the Browns on Sunday.

This was another solid effort by the rookie safety, helping to lead Pittsburgh to their seventh straight victory after a 4-5 start. Davis finished the season with 70 tackles (55 solo), including 1.5 sacks and two interceptions.

Jesse James
James caught five passes for 48 yards in Pittsburgh's 36-17 AFC championship loss to New England.

Despite trailing all game, all but one of James' receptions came before halftime, including what appeared to be a 19-yard touchdown that, upon review, was ruled down by contact at the one-yard line. The Steelers ultimately settled for a Chris Boswell field-goal, and never reached the end zone again until the final minutes of the game.

Javon Hargrave
Hargrave (concussion) wasn't listed on the Steelers' injury report Wednesday.

Hargrave was forced to sit out a bit in Week 17 to be tested for a concussion but in the end he was cleared and it won't force him to miss any time going forward. He'll be expected to start in Sunday's game against Miami.

Rob Blanchflower
The Steelers signed receivers C.J. Goodwin and Derek Moye, offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva, defensive backs Shaquille Richardson and Ross Ventrone, defensive linemen Josh Mauro and Nick Williams, running back Josh Harris, tight end Rob Blanchflower and linebacker Howard Jones to their practice squad.
Cameron Heyward
Heyward (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.

Pectoral - Questionable for the start of training camp
Robert Golden
Golden (ankle) was a full participant at practice Wednesday.

Golden sat out the Steelers' past two games due to his ankle injury but he appears to be recovered now and will likely be able to return for the divisional round game against the Chiefs on Sunday.

Al-Hajj Shabazz
Shabazz was waived by the Texans on Saturday, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Shabazz was added to the roster prior to last week's game against the Colts, but he was taken off it this week to open up a spot for linebacker Brennan Scarlett.

Cobi Hamilton
Hamilton will return to the Steelers on a one-year contract in 2017, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports.

Hamilton is set to rejoin the Steelers after beginning the season as a free agent. He finished the regular season with 17 receptions for 234 yards and two touchdowns and added another score in the AFC Championship loss to the Patriots. Although he made the most of his limited opportunities, Hamilton is far from a lock to have a significant role in the upcoming season as he'll have to battle Darrius Heyward-Bey, Eli Rogers, and Sammie Coates for targets behind Antonio Brown. There's also the potential added competition should the Steelers add a wide receiver in the draft.

Vince Williams
Williams totaled two tackles (both solo) in the Steelers' 30-12 playoff win against the Dolphins on Sunday.

Williams finished the regular season with 47 tackles (37 solo). He has been the model of consistency over his four-year career, averaging 47 tackles per season, but he stepped-up his game slightly, recording two sacks after having just a half sack in his previous three seasons.

Greg Ducre
The Chargers listed running back Ryan Mathews and wide receiver Keenan Allen as inactive for Week 17’s game against the Chiefs.

Mathews is nursing an ankle injury, while Allen is suffering from an ankle and shoulder injury.

Other players listed as inactive included Mike Scifres, Damion Square, Greg Ducre, Ryan Carrethers and Cordarro Law .

Marcus Tucker
No Updates
Ladarius Green
Green 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.

Concussion - Questionable for the start of training camp
Greg Warren
The Steelers announced that they resigned long-snapper Greg Warren to a one-year contract. 

Warren joined the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2005 and has snapped in 149 regular-season games and 10 postseason games for the team. He appeared in every game for the Steelers in 2014.  

Financial terms were not disclosed. 

B.J. Finney
No Updates
William Gay
Gay recorded five tackles (four solo) in the Steelers' overtime win against the Browns on Sunday.

The 2016 season was almost an exact repeat of 2015 for Gay, who again finished with exactly 58 tackles, including one sack, and one interception.

Senquez Golson
The 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.

Foot - Questionable for the start of training camp
Tyriq McCord
Artie Burns
Burns collected two tackles (both solo) and a fumble recovery in Pittsburgh's 18-16 playoff win over Kansas City.

The Steelers' defense has allowed an average of just 14 points in two playoff wins, but will face a Patriots' offense that scored 34 points in their win over the Texans. New England, which averaged 27.5 points per game this season, has won four of their last five games against the Steelers, including a 27-16 win in Week 7, and Pittsburgh has never beaten Tom Brady at home; their one win in New England came in 2008 against Matt Cassel.

Ben Roethlisberger
At this stage, Roethlisberger won't commit to playing next season, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

It would of course be a stunner if Roethlisberger, who turns 35 in March, elected to retire, but it's a scenario that the QB has declined to rule out 100 percent, at least for now. "I'm not by any means saying I'm not coming back or anything like that," Roethlisberger noted Tuesday on his weekly radio segment on 93.7 FM. "I'm saying at this point of my career that it's prudent...to evaluate, to make sure." Meanwhile, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler relays that two Steelers team sources indicated they would be surprised if Roethlisberger retired, but added that they are respecting the signal-caller's process. Zach Mettenberger is currently the only other quarterback the team has under contract for 2017.

Chris Boswell
Boswell made his lone field-goal (23 yards) and missed his only extra-point attempt in Pittsburgh's 36-17 AFC championship loss to New England.

Just one week removed from setting an NFL playoff record with six field-goals, Boswell was a non-factor, going the entire second half of the game without an opportunity to put points on the board.

Jordan Dangerfield
Dangerfield recorded one tackle in the Steelers' 30-12 wild-card win against the Dolphins on Sunday.

The rookie safety played mostly on special teams, and finished the regular season with 16 tackles (five solo).

Landry Jones
Jones completed 24 of 37 passes for 277 yards and three touchdowns with an interception in Sunday's 27-24 win over the Browns.

Jones made his second start of the season as Pittsburgh rested several key regulars on the offensive side of the ball and connected for scores with three different receivers, including a 26-yard strike to Cobi Hamilton that won the game in overtime. Despite this performance, Jones will merely serve as a backup to Ben Roethlisberger as the team begins its postseason run.

Devonte Johnson
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Chris Hubbard
The lone injured player on the inactive list posted by the Steelers for their season opener Thursday night against New England is quarterback Landry Jones, who is dealing with a concussion.

Also inactive are tight end Jesse James, wideout Sammie Coates, cornerback Ross Cockrell, defensive ends Letterius Walton and Caushaud Lyons and offensive lineman Chris Hubbard.

Brian Mihalik
Mihalik was waived by the Lions on Saturday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

Mihalik was signed by Detroit just two days ago. Mihalik has yet to make his NFL debut.

Maurkice Pouncey
Pouncey (thumb) will play Sunday against the Cowboys, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. "I'm playing. One-hundred percent," Pouncey affirmed.

Pouncey sustained a dislocated thumb in last week's loss to the Ravens that required surgery on Tuesday. However, he remarkably won't miss any time and will instantly slot back in as the Steelers' starting center.

Shamarko Thomas
Thomas (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.

Concussion - Questionable for the start of training camp
Steven Johnson
Johnson (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.

Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
L.T. Walton
Walton had three tackles (all solo) in the Steelers' 27-24 overtime win on Sunday.

The ankle injury that forced Ricardo Mathews from the game resulted in increased defensive snaps for Walton, allowing him to have a personal-best three tackles against Cleveland. He finished with eight tackles (six solo) in 10 games this season.

Sammie Coates
Coates (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.

Hand - Questionable for the start of training camp
Karlos Williams
Williams' 10-game suspension was rescinded Tuesday, after which the Steelers signed the running back to a reserve/future contract, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Williams impressed on the field as a rookie in 2015, spelling the Bills' LeSean McCoy to the tune of 517 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground in 11 games. Furthermore, Williams displayed some pass-catching acumen with 11 catches (on 14 targets) for 96 yards and two touchdowns. However, his first full offseason didn't go as swimmingly, as he showed up to spring workouts significantly overweight before he was handed a four-game ban for a violation of the substance abuse policy. After landing on the non-football illness list at the outset of training camp, he made a brief foray in drills after passing a physical but was cut loose a short time later on Aug. 20. Eventually landing on the Steelers' practice squad on Oct. 12, Williams was tabbed with a lengthier suspension in late November for another violation of the policy on substances of abuse. Although his career seemed to be hanging on by a thread entering the offseason, Thursday's development could be the jump start he requires to find his way in the NFL.

Jerald Hawkins
Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
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Kyle Friend
No Updates
Alejandro Villanueva
The Eagles trimmed their roster to 76 players Saturday, as they announced the waiving of 14 players.

Among those waived are: wide receivers Kadron Boone and B.J. Cunningham; tight ends Emil Igwenagu and Blake Annen; offensive lineman Michael Bamiro, Karim Barton and Donald Hawkins; linebacker Jake Knott; defensive backs Daytawion Lowe and Davon Morgan; defensive linemen Joe Kruger, Frances Mays and Alejandro Villanueva; and kicker Carey Spear.  

The team still has to make one more cut before Tuesday. 

Kevin Anderson
Anderson 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.

Undisclosed - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jacob Hagen
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Johnny Maxey
Maxey recorded one tackle (solo) in Pittsburgh's 27-24 overtime win against Cleveland on Sunday.

Playing in just his second game of the season, Maxey saw a slight increase in snaps when Ricardo Mathews sustained an ankle injury that forced him out of the game. The tackle was the first of his NFL career.

Brandon Brown-Dukes
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Brandon Dixon
Buccaneers running backs Doug Martin (ankle) and Charles Sims (ankle) headline the Week 9 inactives for Sunday in Cleveland. Also injured and out are linebacker Brandon Magee (knee) and tackle Anthony Collins (foot).

The healthy scratches are cornerback Brandon Dixon and guard Kadeem Edwards.

Matt Feiler
Feiler was promoted to the active roster Saturday.

Feiler is expected to add depth along one of the best offensive lines in the league. Feiler has yet to make his NFL debut.

Dan McCullers-Sanders
McCullers totaled five tackles (three solo), including a sack in the Steelers' 27-24 overtime win against Cleveland on Sunday.

McCullers had the best game of his three-year career, finishing the season with 17 tackles (10 solo), including the one sack. Pittsburgh hosts Miami, against whom they lost 3015 in Week 6, in the Wild Card round next week.

Eli Rogers
Rogers totaled 66 yards on seven receptions in the Steelers' 36-17 loss to the Patriots on Sunday.

Rogers led all Pittsburgh receivers with 10 targets, but also lost a fumble after a five-yard catch, leading to a New England touchdown. Still, he should enter camp next season as the favorite to start opposite Antonio Brown.

Roy Philon
Philon (ankle) signed a contract with the Steelers on Monday.

Philon was in Pittsburgh for training camp last summer but was waived after sustaining an unspecified ankle injury. However, he avoided placement on injured reserve after reaching an injury settlement with the team. Given the abundance of defensive lineman still under contract with the Steelers in 2017, Philon likely won't compete for anything more than a reserve role this summer.

Martavis Bryant
Still 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.

Suspension - Suspended for 2016 season
Dez Stewart
No Updates
DeMarcus Ayers
Ayers 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.

Abdomen - Questionable for the start of training camp

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