|Offense||11th||102.2 (18th)||264.6 (7th)|
|Defense||14th||92.0 (6th)||256.3 (20th)|
|26||Bell, Le'Veon||RB||6-1||225||2/18/1992||4||Michigan State|
|4||Berry, Jordan||P||6-5||195||3/18/1991||2||Eastern Kentucky|
|84||Brown, Antonio||WR||5-10||181||7/10/1988||7||Central Michigan|
|2||Bullock, Randy||K||5-9||206||12/16/1989||5||Texas A&M|
|25||Burns, Artie||CB||6-0||197||5/1/1995||R||Miami (Fla.)|
|56||Chickillo, Anthony||OLB||6-3||255||12/10/1992||2||Miami (Fla.)|
|67||Finney, B.J.||G||6-4||318||10/26/1991||1||Kansas State|
|54||Fort, L.J.||LB||6-0||232||1/3/1990||2||Northern Iowa|
|24||Gilbert, Justin||DB||6-0||202||11/7/1991||3||Oklahoma State|
|79||Hargrave, Javon||NT||6-1||305||2/7/1993||R||South Carolina State|
|92||Harrison, James||OLB||6-0||242||5/4/1978||14||Kent State|
|81||James, Jesse||TE||6-7||261||6/4/1994||2||Penn State|
|82||Johnson, David||TE||6-2||260||8/26/1987||8||Arkansas State|
|18||Mettenberger, Zach||QB||6-5||224||7/16/1991||3||Louisiana State|
|69||Mihalik, Brian||T||6-9||302||8/21/1992||1||Boston College|
|23||Mitchell, Mike||FS||6-1||221||6/10/1987||8||Ohio U.|
|55||Moats, Arthur||OLB||6-0||246||3/14/1988||7||James Madison|
|45||Nix-Jones, Roosevelt||FB||5-11||248||3/30/1992||2||Kent State|
|38||Richardson, Daryl||RB||5-11||196||4/12/1990||3||Abilene Christian|
|7||Roethlisberger, Ben||QB||6-5||240||3/2/1982||13||Miami (Ohio)|
|50||Shazier, Ryan||ILB||6-1||230||9/6/1992||3||Ohio State|
|94||Timmons, Lawrence||ILB||6-1||234||5/14/1986||10||Florida State|
|91||Tuitt, Stephon||DE||6-6||303||5/23/1993||3||Notre Dame|
|96||Walton, L.T.||DT||6-5||305||3/31/1992||2||Central Michigan|
|60||Warren, Greg||LS||6-3||252||10/18/1981||12||North Carolina|
|98||Williams, Vince||ILB||6-1||233||12/27/1989||4||Florida State|
|28||Allen, Cortez (IR)||DB||6-1||197||10/29/1988||5||The Citadel|
|Anderson, Kevin (IR)||LB||6-4||244||4/5/1993||R||Stanford|
|Blanchflower, Rob (IR)||TE||6-4||256||6/8/1990||1||Massachusetts|
|27||Golson, Senquez (IR)||CB||5-9||176||7/7/1993||2||Mississippi|
|68||Harris, Ryan (IR)||T||6-5||302||3/11/1985||9||Notre Dame|
|65||Hawkins, Jerald (IR)||T||6-6||305||10/16/1993||R||Louisiana State|
|97||Heyward, Cameron (IR)||DE||6-5||295||5/6/1989||6||Ohio State|
|39||Johnson, Brandon (IR)||RB||6-2||228||4/2/1993||R||Penn State|
|51||Johnson, Steven (IR)||LB||6-1||237||3/28/1988||5||Kansas|
|64||Manhart, Cole (IR)||G||6-4||298||9/25/1992||1||Nebraska-Kearney|
|McCord, Tyriq (IR)||LB||6-3||236||11/6/1993||R||Miami (Fla.)|
|15||Nelson, David (IR)||WR||6-5||215||11/7/1986||6||Florida|
|Rome, Jay (IR)||TE||6-6||254||12/12/1992||R||Georgia|
|83||Severin, Canaan (IR)||WR||6-2||205||3/16/1993||R||Virginia|
|61||Ume-Ezeoke, Valerian (IR)||C||6-3||295||2/14/1993||1||New Mexico State|
|72||Wallace, Cody (IR)||C||6-4||296||11/26/1984||7||Texas A&M|
|11||Wheaton, Markus (IR)||WR||5-11||189||2/7/1991||4||Oregon State|
|Dixon, Brandon||DB||5-11||203||4/26/1990||2||Northwest Missouri State|
|Maxey, Johnny||DT||6-5||283||10/19/1993||R||Mars Hill|
|Smith, Dreamius||RB||5-11||225||9/8/1992||1||West Virginia|
|Tucker, Marcus||WR||5-10||190||6/24/1992||R||Northern Michigan|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
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.
Nothing helps a struggling defense like a winless Cleveland team, which allowed eight Pittsburgh sacks. Shazier was the last to join the party, sacking backup quarterback Josh McCown, and forcing a fumble that Javon Hargrave recovered in the end zone for a touchdown.
Brown's 22-yard touchdown was a thing of beauty, as Ben Roethlisberger extended the play outside the pocket before throwing a mini jump ball to Brown in the back of the end zone. Roethlisberger threw for just 85 yards in the second half, with Le'Veon Bell taking over, so Brown was not needed much after halftime. With four touchdowns in the last two weeks and 11 scores overall, Brown will look to stay hot next week at Buffalo.
Jones went down last week with an ankle issue and was unable to return to the game. However, he managed to escalate his participation in practice throughout the week and is good to go for Week 5.
Chickillo strip-sacked Dak Prescott on the third play from scrimmage, with Ryan Shazier making the recovery. He now has 2.5 sacks in his last five games, which is quite the accomplishment for a Pittsburgh defense that entered Week 10 tied for last in the league in sacks.
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.
Cockrell totaled 44 tackles (34 solo) in 2015. He also had two interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Used sparingly, and mostly on special teams for Buffalo last season, Cockrell seems to have found his place in the Pittsburgh defensive backfield, playing nearly 62 percent of the snaps this season. Cockrell will likely return next season as he is an exclusive restricted free agent, meaning he cannot negotiate with other teams and must accept an offer from the Steelers at the three-year veteran minimum salary or leave the NFL. With seven other free agent defensive backs on the team, Cockrell's role could continue to increase, along with his value in IDP leagues.
Mathews' neck injury appears to be a thing of the past. While the 29-year-old is unlikely to generate high-volume stats, his presence as a run-stopper will allow him to stay on the field during non-passing downs.
The specifics of his injury remain unclear. When healthy, Smith is now able to sign elsewhere.
After being released four days ago, the linebacker will rejoin the team after Steven Johnson (ankle) was placed on injured reserve. Fort should add some much needed linebacker depth to the Steelers, but figures to play primarily on special teams as he has done all season.
Wheaton appeared in three games this season, starting two of them and gaining 51 yards on four catches with one touchdown before succumbing to a shoulder injury. His extended absence will continue to gift Sammie Coates and Eli Rogers with extensive playing time for the remainder of the campaign. It's quite possible Wheaton has played his last game in Pittsburgh, as the Oregon State product is on the last year of his rookie contract.
Dupree, the Steelers' 2015 first-round selection, landed on IR in Week 1 with an abdominal injury, but returned to practice last week. He should represent an upgrade for the Pittsburgh pass rush and will look to build upon a rookie campaign in which he notched four sacks and 25 tackles.
Perhaps Harrison's biggest contribution came when he drew a holding call in the Giants' end zone, resulting in a safety for the first points of the game. With three straight games recording a sack, and five in as many games, Harrison should be excited heading in to Week 14 against Buffalo, who have allowed 35 sacks, and two or more in all but one game this season.
The one reception matches Johnson's total from 2015, and the five yards are the most he's put up in a season since 2013. In other words, unless your fantasy league rewards players for blocking, look elsewhere to fill your tight end needs.
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.
Gilbert suffered an injury in practice last week and was unable to play against the Jets. However, his full participation on Wednesday puts him on a good track to suit up for this weekend's bout with the Dolphins.
Tuitt now has 3.5 sacks this season, all in the past two games. The Steelers finished the day with eight sacks, the most since they had eight on Dec. 24, 2005, also at Cleveland. They'll look to keep the party going in Week 11 against the Colts, who have yielded more sacks this season than any team except the Browns.
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.
Mitchell put himself in the right place at the right time all game, making several touchdown-saving hits and grabbing his first interception of the season. He and the rest of the Pittsburgh defense will look to keep their playoff run going in Week 13 against the Giants.
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.
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).
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.
The rookie linebacker gave a solid effort in what was otherwise a lackluster performance by Pittsburgh's defense. They failed to record a sack, and have just seven in six games this season, and also went without a turnover for the second time in four games.
Nix hasn't played a single snap this season while nursing a back injury. His full participation in practice certainly bodes well for his chances of suiting up this week, but that was also the case last week and Nix was ultimately held out of Sunday's game.
After turning in a limited session Wednesday, Williams logged an absence Thursday, thus suggesting that the veteran back is not a lock to return to action Sunday against the Bills. More on Williams' status no later than Friday, after the Steelers release their final Week 14 injury report.
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.
The timing of Timmons first interception of the season couldn't have been any better, coming inside the five-yard line to preserve an early 5-0 lead. Timmons now has 11 career interceptions.
Wallace's designation will almost certainly end his season, during which he did not step on the field.
Bell was held in check as a rusher in the first half, but helped the Steelers control the clock in the second half. Surprisingly, he's now posted three straight 100-yard rushing games for the first time in his career. He continues to shine as a receiver, grabbing at least four passes in all nine of his games this season. He'll have a tougher matchup next week at Buffalo, although his workload and role still make him an elite option.
These were Toussaint's first carries since Week 2, with most coming on the final drive of the game, in route to a career-high 28 rushing yards for the third-year running back. With DeAngelo Williams on the mend, Toussaint should soon drop to third on the Steelers' depth chart.
Heyward-Bey remains iffy for Sunday's game against the Bills and if he remains sidelined this weekend, the Steelers' Week 14 wideout corps would be in line to be led by Antonio Brown, with Eli Rogers and Cobi Hamilton also in the mix.
The interception was the first for the rookie safety, as the Pittsburgh defense dominated for a third straight game to keep their playoff hopes alive. Interceptions may be difficult to come by in Week 14, as Buffalo quarterback Tyrod Taylor has just five on the season, although he has thrown three in his last four games.
James was targeted four times by Ben Roethlisberger, compared to a team-high 11 targets for fellow tight end Ladarius Green. In addition to losing targets to Green, James may have a difficult time of it in Week 14 against Buffalo, who have allowed opposing tight ends to score just three touchdowns all season.
Hargrave left Sunday's game against the Giants with a head injury and remains under concussion protocol.
Richardson has resided on the Steelers' practice squad since being released from the team prior to Week 4. With DeAngelo Williams (knee) set to miss time, he slots in as the No. 3 running back behind Le'Veon Bell and Fitzgerald Toussaint.
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.
Golden went down in Week 3 and hasn't played since. However, his restraint-free practice session on Wednesday suggests he'll likely be able to return in the near future.
It was his second two catch, 11 yard performance in the last three games. Hamilton now has recorded a catch in four consecutive games. However, unless he is able to pop one open, the 26-year-old does not offer much upside in fantasy circuits.
With Ryan Shazier (knee) inactive, seventh-round rookie Tyler Matakevich stands to see a significant uptick in playing time should Williams not return.
Signed Saturday to replace Chris Boswell (abdomen), Bullock put up decent fantasy numbers, despite the Steelers going for their eighth two-point conversion of the season. It remains to be seen who will do the kicking for Pittsburgh in Week 14 against the Bills, who allow opposing kickers an average of 7.3 points per game.
Head coach Mike Tomlin recently talked about Green having an increased role and that came to fruition Sunday, as the speedy TE easily had his best game as a Steeler. He'll look to keep it going next week at Buffalo.
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.
Golson's Lisfranc surgery has been very problematic for him. Originally, Golson was targeting a Week 6 return, but it appears that his uncooperative foot will keep him sidelined for much longer.
The interception was the first for the rookie cornerback, who added two passes defended. Burns is now second on the team in passes defended, despite playing just over half of all defensive snaps.
Roethlisberger's first touchdown was vintage, as the veteran QB bought some time outside the pocket before tossing a mini jump ball to Antonio Brown in the back of the end zone. He only threw for 85 yards in the second half, as Pittsburgh controlled the game, although he was able to throw a touchdown pass to Ladarius Green in the third quarter. Green had his best game as a member of the Steelers, finishing with six receptions on 11 targets for 110 yards and the aforementioned touchdown. If Green can stay healthy and effective, Roethlisberger will have a plethora of weapons at his disposal. Next week, he'll face the Bills in Buffalo.
We'll have to see if Boswell returns to practice Friday, but if he doesn't, it looks like we might see Randy Bullock handle the Steelers' kicking duties once again in Week 14.
Other than an early interception in the end zone, Jones looked competent Sunday. On one particular drive in the second quarter, he showed nice touch on a 51-yard pass to Antonio Brown and later to Darrius Heyward-Bey for a 14-yard touchdown. He also had a second touchdown to Heyward-Bey nullified due to penalty. On a negative note, he led Pittsburgh to just six points in the second half, and didn't challenge New England on downfield throws. The Steelers have a bye next week, so it remains to be seen if Jones will make another start while Roethlisberger recovers from his current knee injury.
Mihalik was signed by Detroit just two days ago. Mihalik has yet to make his NFL debut.
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.
Thomas was concussed during Sunday's meeting with the Giants and remains under the league's concussion protocol.
The linebacker hurt his ankle in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys but the team has yet to comment on the specifics of the injury. Johnson has only logged snaps on special teams this season, so the injury should not effect the Steelers' defensive game plan.
Walton played in just six games as a rookie despite being on the active roster. He's one of the team's last options at defensive line and isn't likely to see much of any time this season.
His absence extended his streak of zero catches to five games now. Coates is simply not in the receiver rotation at the moment, thus eliminating any fantasy value. Barring an injury to another wide out, or if the offense is in need of a spark, the 23-year-old does not figure to see his role increased any time soon.
Feeney was very disruptive at Washington -- 17.5 of his 56 tackles in 2015 were for a loss -- and he showed elite athleticism at the Combine by running a 4.50-second 40-yard dash at 6-foot-4, 230 pounds. He might have fallen this far due to durability worries.
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.
Feiler is expected to add depth along one of the best offensive lines in the league. Feiler has yet to make his NFL debut.
After practicing without any limitations Saturday, McCullers appears to be ready to go for Monday's matchup with Washington. McCullers appeared in 12 games for the Steelers last season.
Rogers remains a hit or miss option for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers. He was able to combine for 10 receptions totaling 145 yards and a touchdown in Week 9 and 10, but in the three games since he has just recorded seven catches for 74 yards. His lack of looks hinder his fantasy potential.
Bryant's multiple violations of the league's substance abuse policy triggered a minimum one-year suspension from the league, but the Steelers never considered releasing him, according to general manager Kevin Colbert. Instead, Pittsburgh will hope Bryant makes the necessary changes to his life to get reinstated next year, when he would have two years remaining on his contract with the team. With Bryant suspended, Steelers receivers Markus Wheaton and, more specifically, Sammie Coates, will be looked upon to take advantage of their increased opportunities this season.
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