|Offense||4th||119.9 (8th)||278.9 (6th)|
|Defense||23rd||93.6 (6th)||283.6 (28th)|
|76||Adams, Mike||T||6-7||323||3/10/1990||4||Ohio State|
|20||Allen, Will||SS||6-1||202||6/17/1982||12||Ohio State|
|4||Berry, Jordan||P||6-5||195||3/18/1991||1||Eastern Kentucky|
|41||Blake, Antwon||CB||5-9||198||8/9/1990||4||Texas-El Paso|
|84||Brown, Antonio||WR||5-10||181||7/10/1988||6||Central Michigan|
|56||Chickillo, Anthony||DE||6-3||267||12/10/1992||R||Miami (Fla.)|
|57||Garvin, Terence||ILB||6-2||222||1/1/1991||3||West Virginia|
|24||Grant, Doran||CB||5-10||200||11/30/1992||R||Ohio State|
|92||Harrison, James||OLB||6-0||242||5/4/1978||13||Kent State|
|97||Heyward, Cameron||DE||6-5||295||5/6/1989||5||Ohio State|
|81||James, Jesse||TE||6-7||261||6/4/1994||R||Penn State|
|46||Johnson, Will||FB||6-2||240||11/14/1988||4||West Virginia|
|23||Mitchell, Mike||FS||6-1||221||6/10/1987||7||Ohio U.|
|55||Moats, Arthur||OLB||6-0||246||3/14/1988||6||James Madison|
|45||Nix, Roosevelt||FB||5-11||248||3/30/1992||1||Kent State|
|7||Roethlisberger, Ben||QB||6-5||240||3/2/1982||12||Miami (Ohio)|
|50||Shazier, Ryan||ILB||6-1||230||9/6/1992||2||Ohio State|
|51||Spence, Sean||ILB||5-11||231||6/7/1990||4||Miami (Fla.)|
|93||Thomas, Cam||DE||6-4||335||12/12/1986||6||North Carolina|
|94||Timmons, Lawrence||ILB||6-1||234||5/14/1986||9||Florida State|
|91||Tuitt, Stephon||DE||6-6||303||5/23/1993||2||Notre Dame|
|2||Vick, Mike||QB||6-0||210||6/26/1980||15||Virginia Tech|
|72||Wallace, Cody||C||6-4||296||11/26/1984||6||Texas A&M|
|96||Walton, L.T.||DT||6-5||305||3/31/1992||R||Central Michigan|
|60||Warren, Greg||LS||6-3||252||10/18/1981||11||North Carolina|
|11||Wheaton, Markus||WR||5-11||189||2/7/1991||3||Oregon State|
|98||Williams, Vince||ILB||6-1||253||12/27/1989||3||Florida State|
|28||Allen, Cortez (IR)||CB||6-1||197||10/29/1988||5||The Citadel|
|68||Beachum, Kelvin (IR)||T||6-3||303||6/8/1989||4||Southern Methodist|
|26||Bell, Le'Veon (IR)||RB||6-1||244||2/18/1992||3||Michigan State|
|87||Blanchflower, Rob (IR)||TE||6-4||256||6/8/1990||1||Massachusetts|
|96||Geathers, Clifton (IR)||DT||6-8||325||12/11/1987||6||South Carolina|
|27||Golson, Senquez (IR)||CB||5-9||176||7/3/1993||R||Mississippi|
|5||Gradkowski, Bruce (IR)||QB||6-1||220||1/27/1983||10||Toledo|
|Hatchie, Micah (IR)||T||6-5||304||5/15/1992||R||Washington|
|15||Nelson, David (IR)||WR||6-5||215||11/7/1986||6||Florida|
|69||Palmer, Kelvin (IR)||T||6-4||290||10/23/1990||1||Baylor|
|Rogers, Eli (IR)||WR||5-10||180||12/23/1992||R||Louisville|
|6||Suisham, Shaun (IR)||K||6-0||200||12/29/1981||11||Bowling Green State|
|64||Van Dyk, Mitchell (IR)||T||6-7||299||1/2/1991||1||Portland State|
|56||Zumwalt, Jordan (IR)||OLB||6-4||235||10/13/1991||2||UCLA|
|Finney, B.J.||C||6-4||318||10/26/1991||R||Kansas State|
|54||Fort, L.J.||LB||6-0||230||1/3/1990||2||Northern Iowa|
|Murphy, Tyler||WR||6-1||214||1/12/1992||R||Boston College|
|19||Phillips, Shakim||WR||6-3||206||3/19/1992||R||Boston College|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
Brown was shadowed by CB Richard Sherman on virtually every snap, and did a good job holding the star wideout in check. QB Ben Roethlisberger was knocked out of the game late in the fourth quarter with a concussion, so it's possible that Brown will be catching passes from backup Landry Jones next week against Indianapolis.
The fumble recovery was the first of his career, and came in Pittsburgh territory just two plays after Ben Roethlisberger had been intercepted by David Amerson. Jones will face the Browns, who are minus four in turnovers, and have lost four straight and six of their last seven games, in Week 10.
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.
Gordon and Kettani have both previously spent time with the Patriots, while Fort was on the practice squads of the Seahawks and Bengals in 2014. Pataiali’l was on both the Ravens and Browns practice squads last season.
The Seahawks did a great job taking away Antonio Brown, who caught six passes for just 51 yards, so that freed up Wheaton to make a number of big plays, including a 69-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter. Considering Wheaton doesn't get a lot of looks, and has gone over 50 yards just three times this season, it would be unwise to expect another game like this. If you need Wheaton next week, however, he'll have a favorable matchup against Indianapolis.
With his team-leading fourth sack of the season. Dupree tied LaMarr Woodley for the third-most sacks by a Steelers rookie since sacks became an official statistic in 1982. Dupree currently trails only Kendrell Bell (9.0) 2001 and Keith Gary (7.5) 1983. He'll look to add to that total in Week 9 against the Raiders, who have allowed just one sack in their last two games.
Murphy was brought up in the likely event that Ben Roethlisberger is unable to return from his knee injury to play Sunday against the Chiefs, with Landry Jones getting the start after Michael Vick was ruled out with a hamstring injury. Murphy, who isn't likely to see the field if Jones avoids an injury, played quarterback at Florida and Boston College during his collegiate years, but after going undrafted he signed as a free agent with the Steelers, who were trying to develop him into a wide receiver.
Used primarily as a blocker and on special teams, the catch was the first for Spaeth, and only his second target of the season. Even if Heath Miller were to miss significant playing time, Spaeth is not worth a spot on fantasy rosters.
Allen hasn't been able to play since Week 1, so his questionable status is certainly an improvement over previous weeks. That being said, Allen will likely fill-in as a third or fourth corner back if he plays, so his fantasy value will likely be limited in IDP leagues until he can regain a starting role.
Pittsburgh was in need of a backup quarterback after Gradkowski dislocated a finger in his left hand, requiring surgery.
Vick played in 10 games for the Jets last season. He passed for 604 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.
With four-and-a-half sacks, the second-year defensive end leads the team, and is on pace for seven sacks after recording just one in his rookie season. He'll look to add to is total after a Week 11 bye when Pittsburgh faces Seattle, which has yielded 31 sacks this season.
The eight tackles are a single-game best for Mitchell since he joined Pittsburgh. The defense failed to record a turnover against Seattle, and will look to turn things around in Week 13 against the Colts, who are 4-0 with Matt Hasselbeck at quarterback.
The Steelers announced it's a three-year deal.
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).
Williams has been very effective this season, but he's struggled as a runner over the last two games (25 carries for 83 yards), although the Seahawks defend the rush well. QB Ben Roethlisberger left Sunday's game late with a concussion, so the offense could take a hit next week against the Colts if he's forced to miss action. In any case, Williams is clearly the Steelers' workhorse back, as no other runner carried the ball Sunday, so he'll continue to see the majority of touches.
Beachum fell to the ground during a running play in the second quarter, and was helped off the field.
Timmons, who leads Pittsburgh with 80 tackles on the season, extended his streak of consecutive regular season games played to 99 - the fourth-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL linebackers.
A number of important players entered the week listed as probable on the injury report. Nearly all of them are active Week 2 against the Steelers. Le'Veon Bell, Antonio Brown, Heath Miller, Ben Roethlisberger, Cody Wallace and Markus Wheaton were all cleared to play. While they were all on the injury report, only Wallace was dealing with an injury. The rest missed practice for non-injury reasons.
On defense, the Steelers will have Brett Keisel, Steve McLendon, Troy Polamalu, Ike Taylor, Shamarko Thomas and Vince Williams. Wallace was dealing with an ankle issue, but the rest were listed for non-injury reasons.
While Bell will miss the rest of this season with MCL/PCL injuries in his right knee, head coach Mike Tomlin said Bell's ACL remains intact, so he is not facing a recovery timetable that would cost him more games next year. It's not clear when Bell will be 100 percent again, but a more definitive timeline for his recovery will be known after the Steelers' medical staff decides whether or not he needs surgery to repair the damage in his knee.
With Vick inactive Sunday, NFL.com indicates that Ben Roethlisberger -- who is dealing with a foot issue -- is in line to back up Landry Jones on Sunday.
Blake now leads Pittsburgh with 48 solo tackles, and his 58 total tackles is second only to Lawrence Timmons (63) on the team. Blake also had a forced a fumble, the second of his career, and will look to add to that total in Week 10 against Cleveland, which has a league worst 12 fumbles this season.
Toussaint will replace fellow running back Isaiah Pead on the team's roster and is now in line to work behind DeAngelo Williams and Jordan Todman in the Steelers' backfield.
DHB has now gone three straight games without a reception and just three targets. Even with Ben Roethlisberger (knee) back under center, Heyward-Bey is not worth a spot on fantasy rosters.
Bush has not played in 2014 and averaged 3.1 yards per carry in 2013. His best season occurred in 2011 when he rushed for 977 yards and scored seven touchdowns for the Raiders.
The reception was just James' fourth this season, who was also on the receiving end of a 2-point conversion from Ben Roethlisberger, tying the team record with their sixth 2-point conversion on the season.
The sack was the fifth of the season for Heyward, and the 20th of his career. He was also credited with a blocked an extra point in the third quarter to temporarily preserve the Steelers' one-point lead. With uncertainty at the quarterback position, Pittsburgh will need a big game from its defense against Indianapolis, who they defeated 51-34 last season, in Week 13.
Making his first career start, Golden had a solid game. Still, with no sacks or interceptions, and just one fumble recovery in his career, Golden offers little fantasy value.
Taylor, Polamalu and Palmer were all listed as questionable to play Sunday but none of the three will be available for the regular-season finale. The three players listed as probable to play in Week 17 are all active, including tackle Kelvin Beachum (back), tight end Matt Spaeth (elbow) and linebacker Vince Williams (ankle).
Pittsburgh is a 3 1/2-point favorite at home against Cincinnati.
Prior to his exit, Miller caught five passes for 45 yards, but he's done for the day and will thus target a return to action next Sunday against the Colts.
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.
The sack was the first of the season for Gay, and the sixth of his career. He'll face Indianapolis in Week 13, against whom he had a team-high eight tackles and an interception return for a touchdown last season.
The sack was the first of the season for Spence, and one of five on the night for the Steelers. As a unit, Pittsburgh is averaging three-and-a-half sacks per game, compared to just two per game in 2014.
The 11 tackles are a single-game record for Allen, who also forced the fourth fumble of his 12-year career. With 49 total tackles including a sack and one interception, the unrestricted free agent is having a solid season.
The journeyman played in six games for Washington last season.
In a less than ideal situation or environment, Roethlisberger threw for over 300 yards for the sixth time in eight games, although he'll have to pass the concussion protocol this week. If he's able to play next week, he's got a decent matchup against Indianapolis, but faces the Bengals in Week 14 and the Broncos in Week 15. After that, the Steelers finish the season against a pair of soft pass defenses in the Ravens and Browns.
Boswell has now successfully kicked three field goals in each of Pittsburgh's last three games and, in seven games this season, has connected on 17-of-18 field goals and 11-of-12 extra points. He remains a viable fantasy option in the Steelers' high-powered offense.
But he did pay a visit to the end zone in the third quarter. His 1-yard blast began a second-half comeback that fell short.
On the first play of the second quarter, Pittsburgh opted to run a fake field goal, with Jones tossing the ball to cornerback Jeremy Lane. Lane then returned the interception 54 yards to the Steelers' 24-yard line, ultimately leading to a Doug Baldwin touchdown catch from Russell Wilson. Jones returned for the final possession of the game, replacing Ben Roethlisberger (concussion), which ended with a pick by safety Kam Chancellor. If Big Ben cannot complete the league's concussion protocol, Jones would likely start in Week 13 against the Colts.
Thomas worked with Polamalu last season and remains in touch with the safety in order to pick his brain for advice. Thomas' first two seasons have been limited due to injury and ineffectiveness, as he registered just five tackles in 11 games, mostly on special teams.
"I'm definitely sorry that Troy's gone, and I can't replace him,'' Thomas said. ''He's a Hall of Famer. I'm not worried about the job right now. I'm just out here trying to compete and trying to get involved with my team and just working hard."
Those on the offensive side of the ball are wide receivers Emory Blake, Austin Franklin and Justin Veltung, linemen Sean Hooey, Mitchell Van Dyk, Travis Bond and Brandon Washington, quarterback Garrett Gilbert and tight end Brad Smelley.
Defenders now gone are linemen Kourtnei Brown, Matt Conrath and Deantre Harlan, defensive backs Christian Bryant, Darren Woodard, Avery Cunningham and Greg Reid and linebackers Aaron Hill, Etienne Sabino, Phillip Seward and Lawrence Wilson.
The Rams also placed wideout Stedman Bailey on the reserved/suspended list.
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.
Zumwalt registered three solo tackles during the first week of the preseason. He was able to play the final two weeks of the preseason.
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.
Both Taylor and Ventrone had been ruled out on the team's final injury report of the week, so their absence is not a surprise. All nine players listed as probable to play are active for Sunday's game.
Rogers, who is an undrafted rookie out of Louisville, was taking snaps with the second team offense on top of returning punts and kicks before suffering a right foot sprain during Monday's practice.
Bryant was targeted a team-high 13 times, a career best for the second year receiver, but found pay dirt on the ground on an 11-yard run on a reverse from DeAngelo Williams. The score was the first rushing touchdown by a Pittsburgh wide receiver since Hines Ward in 2004. Bryant continues to be a playmaker, scoring 14 touchdowns in his first 16 games and reaching 1,000 career receiving yards on his 51st reception, second only to Miles Austin and Mike Wallace (50).
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