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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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
 Alualu, Tyson DE6-33045/12/19878California
 Anderson, Kevin LB6-42444/5/19932Stanford
15Ayers, DeMarcus WR5-101907/7/19941Houston
26Bell, Le'Veon RB6-12252/18/19925Michigan State
4Berry, Jordan P6-51953/18/19913Eastern Kentucky
 Blount, Akil LB6-22497/2/1994RFlorida A&M
9Boswell, Chris K6-21853/16/19913Rice
84Brown, Antonio WR5-101817/10/19888Central Michigan
 Brown-Dukes, Brandon RB5-82004/29/19921Mercyhurst
10Bryant, Martavis WR6-421112/20/19913Clemson
25Burns, Artie CB6-01975/1/19952Miami (Fla.)
 Canaday, Kameron LS6-42458/20/19931Portland State
56Chickillo, Anthony OLB6-325512/10/19923Miami (Fla.)
14Coates, Sammie WR6-12123/31/19933Auburn
31Cockrell, Ross CB6-01918/6/19914Duke
37Dangerfield, Jordan SS5-1019912/25/19902Towson
 Davis, Knile RB5-1022710/5/19915Arkansas
28Davis, Sean SS6-120210/23/19932Maryland
66DeCastro, David G6-53161/11/19906Stanford
 Dixon, Brandon DB5-112034/26/19902Northwest Missouri State
 Ducre, Greg DB5-101831/22/19922Washington
 Dupree, Bud OLB6-42692/12/19933Kentucky
 Fanaika, Jason LB6-32706/17/19921Utah
 Feiler, Matt T6-63307/7/19921Bloomsburg
67Finney, B.J. G6-431810/26/19912Kansas State
 Fort, L.J. LB6-02321/3/19903Northern Iowa
73Foster, Ramon G6-53281/7/19869Tennessee
 Friend, Kyle C6-23054/3/19941Temple
22Gay, William CB5-101871/1/198511Louisville
77Gilbert, Marcus T6-63302/15/19887Florida
21Golden, Robert SS5-112029/13/19906Arizona
27Golson, Senquez CB5-91767/7/19933Mississippi
89Green, Ladarius TE6-62405/29/19906Louisiana-Lafayette
85Grimble, Xavier TE6-42619/22/19922USC
 Hagen, Jacob DB6-22053/16/19921Liberty
 Hamilton, Cobi WR6-219711/13/19902Arkansas
79Hargrave, Javon NT6-13052/7/19932South Carolina State
92Harrison, James OLB6-02425/4/197815Kent State
65Hawkins, Jerald T6-630510/16/19932Louisiana State
97Heyward, Cameron DE6-52955/6/19897Ohio State
88Heyward-Bey, Darrius WR6-22102/26/19879Maryland
 Hilton, Mike DB5-91843/9/19941Mississippi
 Hooks, Lavon DT6-33121/23/1992RMississippi
74Hubbard, Chris T6-42954/23/19914Alabama-Birmingham
 Hughes, A.J. P6-019812/7/1993RVirginia Tech
 Huguenin, Farrington LB6-42685/8/1992RKentucky
 Hunter, Justin WR6-42035/20/19915Tennessee
81James, Jesse TE6-72616/4/19943Penn State
82Johnson, David TE6-22608/26/19879Arkansas State
 Johnson, Gus RB5-102158/10/19931Stephen F. Austin St.
 Johnson, Devonte DB5-101801/3/19931Weber State
51Johnson, Steven LB6-12373/28/19886Kansas
3Jones, Landry QB6-42254/4/19895Oklahoma
 Malleck, Ryan TE6-42497/22/1993RVirginia Tech
64Manhart, Cole G6-42989/25/19922Nebraska-Kearney
44Matakevich, Tyler OLB6-123512/22/19922Temple
90Mathews, Ricardo (FA) DE6-33007/30/19878Cincinnati
 Matthews, Mike C6-23001/27/1994RTexas A&M
62Maxey, Johnny DT6-530310/19/19931Mars Hill
93McCullers-Sanders, Dan NT6-73528/11/19924Tennessee
18Mettenberger, Zach QB6-52247/16/19914Louisiana State
69Mihalik, Brian T6-93028/21/19922Boston College
 Milton, Keavon T6-43206/23/19902Louisiana-Monroe
23Mitchell, Mike FS6-12216/10/19879Ohio U.
55Moats, Arthur OLB6-02463/14/19888James Madison
45Nix-Jones, Roosevelt FB5-112483/30/19923Kent State
 Philon, Roy DE6-32913/26/19911Louisville
53Pouncey, Maurkice C6-43047/24/19898Florida
7Roethlisberger, Ben QB6-52403/2/198214Miami (Ohio)
17Rogers, Eli WR5-1018712/23/19923Louisville
 Sensabaugh, Coty DB5-1118711/15/19886Clemson
83Severin, Canaan WR6-22053/16/19932Virginia
20Shabazz, Al-Hajj DB6-02008/2/19922West Chester
50Shazier, Ryan ILB6-12309/6/19924Ohio State
 Smith, Dreamius RB5-112259/8/19921West Virginia
 Stewart, Dez WR6-22004/18/19931Ohio Dominican
29Thomas, Shamarko (FA) SS5-92052/23/19915Syracuse
33Toussaint, Fitzgerald RB5-92045/4/19904Michigan
 Tucker, Marcus WR5-101906/24/19921Northern Michigan
91Tuitt, Stephon DE6-63035/23/19934Notre Dame
61Ume-Ezeoke, Valerian C6-32952/14/19932New Mexico State
78Villanueva, Alejandro T6-93209/22/19883Army
72Wallace, Cody (FA) C6-429611/26/19848Texas A&M
96Walton, L.T. DE6-53053/31/19923Central Michigan
60Warren, Greg (FA) LS6-325210/18/198113North Carolina
 Williams, Trey RB5-720012/11/19922Texas A&M
34Williams, DeAngelo (FA) RB5-92074/25/198312Memphis
98Williams, Vince ILB6-123312/27/19895Florida 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
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Pittsburgh6-5314.76-4307.825.32138
 
 
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Position Listing
Lavon Hooks
News
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 Shazier
News
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
News
Brown signed a new five-year contract with the Steelers on Monday.

Brown's deal will keep him with the Steelers through the 2021 campaign and includes a four-year extension worth $68 million, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. The timing of the agreement comes as Brown was set to enter the final year of his old contract in 2017. Now secured in Pittsburgh for the long haul, the 28-year-old will aim to remain among the league's elite wide receivers and build on his four straight seasons of at least 105 catches, 1,280 yards, and eight touchdowns this year.

Trey Williams
News
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
Anthony Chickillo
News
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
News
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
News
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
News
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
News
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
News
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
Injury
Bud Dupree
News
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
News
Harrison signed a two-year, $3.5 million contract with the Steelers on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Harrison will turn 39 in May, but the veteran pass rusher hasn't shown many signs of slowing down. He had 50 tackles, including 5.0 sacks, two forced fumbles, and an interception in 2016. He may see a slightly reduced role on defense to keep him fresh, but will likely still be one of the team's starting outside linebackers.

David Johnson
News
Johnson signed a two-year contract with the Steelers on Thursday.

As a backup tight end in Pittsburgh last season, Johnson played in all 16 games and made five starts. He finished the regular season with seven receptions for 80 yards. He'll figure to be a backup once again in 2017 and shouldn't be expected to have much fantasy value.

Jordan Berry
No Updates
Valerian Ume-Ezeoke
Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for the start of training camp
No Updates
Kameron Canaday
No Updates
Cortez Allen
News
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.

Injury
Farrington Huguenin
No Updates
Stephon Tuitt
News
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
News
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.

Coty Sensabaugh
News
Sensabaugh (ankle) signed a two-year contract with the Steelers on Monday.

Sensabaugh averaged about 42 tackles while making 27 starts for the Titans over his first four seasons, but then split time between the Rams and Giants last year. In joining the Steelers, the 28-year-old Sensabaugh figures to compete for the team's nickel cornerback job.

Zach Mettenberger
News
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
News
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
News
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

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for the start of training camp
Arthur Moats
News
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
News
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
News
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.

Injury
Tyler Matakevich
News
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
News
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
News
Williams could still re-sign with the Steelers if he decides to play another season, ESPN.com reports.

The 33-year-old unrestricted free agent hasn't commented on whether he plans to continue playing, but he also hasn't hinted toward any intention of retiring. Coming off an injury-plagued season in which he averaged only 3.5 yards per carry in nine games, Williams doesn't seem to be drawing much attention from other teams. The Steelers recently signed Knile Davis to boost their backfield depth, but the new addition doesn't necessarily preclude Williams from returning, as Davis owns a career YPC of just 3.2 and has done his best work as a kick returner. Should he ultimately return to Pittsburgh for another season, Williams would mostly have value as a handcuff for Le'Veon Bell owners. However, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette believes Williams is unlikely to re-sign.

Jay Rome
Injury
Gus Johnson
News
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
News
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
News
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.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for the start of training camp
Cody Wallace
News
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.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Le'Veon Bell
News
Bell (groin) underwent surgery Monday to repair a core muscle injury, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

Bell was previously anticipated to avoid going under the knife, but after a groin injury kept him sidelined for the majority of Pittsburgh's AFC championship loss, surgery was apparently deemed the best course of action to help him long-term. While Bell, who has missed 20 of 70 possible games since entering the league, will now be forced to come back from another injury, the procedure's six-week timetable doesn't figure to keep him out of action very long.

Injury
Groin - Questionable for the start of training camp
Mike Hilton
News
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
News
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.

Justin Hunter
News
Hunter has signed with the Steelers, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

A 2013 second-round selection, Hunter never emerged as a consistent threat in Tennessee, ultimately getting released at the end of last preseason. He then caught on with a receiver-needy Buffalo squad, yet caught only 10 passes for 189 yards and four touchdowns in 12 games. Hunter's size (6-4, 203 pounds) could make him an occasional deep-ball/red-zone target, but he'll probably have to fight for a roster spot as a depth receiver in Pittsburgh.

Darrius Heyward-Bey
News
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).

Knile Davis
News
Davis signed with the Steelers on Monday.

Davis joins Pittsburgh after a season in which he was traded from the Chiefs to the Packers, then rejoined Kansas City after being waived by both Green Bay and the Jets. A third-round pick in 2013, Davis has long drawn intrigue for his combination of size and speed, but his career average of 3.2 yards on 250 carries tells the real story of his ability. Although DeAngelo Williams' status as a free agent leaves an opening behind Le'Veon Bell (groin) in the Steelers' high-powered offense, Davis' lack of recent production is something fantasy owners shouldn't overlook.

Xavier Grimble
News
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
News
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.

Tyson Alualu
News
The Steelers have signed Alualu, the team's official site reports.

Alualu, who the Jaguars made the 10th pick overall in the 2010 NFL draft, bolsters the Steelers' defensive line depth, with his ability to play both tackle and end an asset in that regard. In 14 games last season, the 6-foot-3, 304-pound Alualu -- who turns 30 in May -- recorded 37 tackles and 2.5 sacks.

Jesse James
News
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
News
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
News
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.
Injury
Cameron Heyward
News
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.

Injury
Pectoral - Questionable for the start of training camp
Robert Golden
News
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
News
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
News
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
News
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
News
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
News
Green (concussion) is aiming to return in time for the offseason program, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. "I expect to come back," Green said recently.

Green's debut with the Steelers didn't take place until Week 10 last season due to an elongated recovery from offseason ankle surgery. Boasting three catches for 30 yards after two games, he came to life over the next four outings, recording one 100-yard performance and averaging a whopping 18.3 YPC on his 15 receptions. However, yet another concussion kept him on the sideline for the final five contests, including the entirety of Pittsburgh's three-game postseason push. Considering his recent comments, Green is confident that he'll be a participant in the offseason program, but his progression through the NFL's protocol for head injuries will determine his upcoming workload.

Injury
Concussion - Questionable for the start of training camp
Greg Warren
News
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
News
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
News
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.

Injury
Foot - Questionable for the start of training camp
Ryan Malleck
News
Malleck signed a contract with the Steelers on Wednesday, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Malleck spent training camp with the Giants in 2016 before suffering a neck injury and being released just prior to the start of the regular season. He'll have an opportunity to compete for a depth role as a tight end and a special teams player in Pittsburgh in 2017.

Injury
Neck - Questionable for the start of training camp
Tyriq McCord
Injury
Artie Burns
News
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.

A.J. Hughes
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Ben Roethlisberger
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Roethlisberger acknowledged Friday that he is leaning toward playing another season, the Washington Observer-Reporter reports.

Shortly after Pittsburgh was eliminated from the playoffs, Roethlisberger said it was prudent to make sure he really wants to continue playing. It would still be a huge surprise if the 35-year-old retired, as he was seemingly just trying to say that he's at the point of his career when it makes sense to at least start thinking about the end. Considering he has a sizable contract and a strong supporting cast, Roethlisberger has ample reason to stick around for at least another year or two. He does take more of a beating than the typical quarterback, which could ultimately lead to retirement before the quality of his play drastically declines..

Chris Boswell
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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
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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
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Jones signed a two-year contract with the Steelers on Thursday, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Jones has proven to be a quality backup for Pittsburgh the past few years, starting two games in place of Ben Roethlisberger in 2015 and 2016. Jones is a decent fantasy option if Roethlisberger is forced to miss any games due to injury in 2017.

Devonte Johnson
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Chris Hubbard
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
L.T. Walton
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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
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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.

Injury
Hand - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jerald Hawkins
Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
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Kyle Friend
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Alejandro Villanueva
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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
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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.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jacob Hagen
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Johnny Maxey
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Bryant (suspension) could be reinstated by the NFL soon, ESPN.com reports.

Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of Bryant's season-long suspension for repeated violations of the NFL's substance abuse policy. He applied for reinstatement in January, and while there's no reason to think his request will be denied, the NFL often takes a few weeks to finalize these matters while ensuring the player has met all the agreed upon terms. The Steelers have stood by Bryant throughout this process, hoping he can re-emerge as an ideal No. 2 receiver next to the smaller Antonio Brown. The 25-year-old has 76 receptions for 1,314 yards (17.3 YPR) and 14 touchdowns in only 21 career regular-season games, with 10 of his catches (13.2 percent) going for 40 or more yards. Bryant reportedly put on 15 pounds while working out in Nevada during the 2016 season. It sounds like it's mostly good weight, but if not, he'll have plenty of time to shed some pounds before training camp.

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

Injury
Abdomen - Questionable for the start of training camp
 

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