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Pittsburgh Steelers

Stadium: Heinz Field | Coach: Mike Tomlin
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense3rd107.8 (16th)287.7 (3rd)
Defense21st91.2 (5th)271.9 (29th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
76Adams, Mike T6-73233/10/19904Ohio State
20Allen, Will SS6-12026/17/198212Ohio State
4Berry, Jordan P6-51953/18/19911Eastern Kentucky
41Blake, Antwon CB5-91988/9/19904Texas-El Paso
9Boswell, Chris K6-21853/16/19911Rice
25Boykin, Brandon DB5-101827/13/19904Georgia
84Brown, Antonio WR5-101817/10/19886Central Michigan
10Bryant, Martavis WR6-421112/20/19912Clemson
56Chickillo, Anthony DE6-326712/10/1992RMiami (Fla.)
14Coates, Sammie WR6-12123/31/1993RAuburn
31Cockrell, Ross DB6-01918/6/19912Duke
66DeCastro, David G6-53161/11/19904Stanford
48Dupree, Bud OLB6-42692/12/1993RKentucky
54Fort, L.J. LB6-02301/3/19902Northern Iowa
73Foster, Ramon G6-53281/7/19867Tennessee
57Garvin, Terence ILB6-22221/1/19913West Virginia
22Gay, William CB5-101871/1/19859Louisville
77Gilbert, Marcus T6-63302/15/19885Florida
21Golden, Robert SS5-112029/13/19904Arizona
24Grant, Doran CB5-1020011/30/1992ROhio State
92Harrison, James OLB6-02425/4/197813Kent State
97Heyward, Cameron DE6-52955/6/19895Ohio State
88Heyward-Bey, Darrius WR6-22102/26/19877Maryland
74Hubbard, Chris G6-42954/23/19912Alabama-Birmingham
81James, Jesse TE6-72616/4/1994RPenn State
46Johnson, Will FB6-224011/14/19884West Virginia
95Jones, Jarvis OLB6-324810/13/19893Georgia
3Jones, Landry QB6-32254/4/19893Oklahoma
64Legursky, Doug C6-13236/9/19867Marshall
62McCullers-Sanders, Dan NT6-73528/11/19922Tennessee
90McLendon, Steve NT6-33101/3/19866Troy
83Miller, Heath TE6-525610/22/198211Virginia
23Mitchell, Mike FS6-12216/10/19877Ohio U.
55Moats, Arthur OLB6-02463/14/19886James Madison
53Pouncey, Maurkice C6-43047/24/19896Florida
7Roethlisberger, Ben QB6-52403/2/198212Miami (Ohio)
50Shazier, Ryan ILB6-12309/6/19922Ohio State
89Spaeth, Matt TE6-726211/24/19839Minnesota
51Spence, Sean ILB5-112316/7/19904Miami (Fla.)
79Stingily, Byron T6-53189/9/19885Louisville
93Thomas, Cam DE6-433512/12/19866North Carolina
29Thomas, Shamarko SS5-92052/23/19913Syracuse
94Timmons, Lawrence ILB6-12345/14/19869Florida State
30Todman, Jordan RB5-92032/24/19904Connecticut
33Toussaint, Fitzgerald RB5-102115/4/19902Michigan
91Tuitt, Stephon DE6-63035/23/19932Notre Dame
35Ventrone, Ross DB5-81989/27/19863Villanova
2Vick, Mike QB6-02106/26/198015Virginia Tech
78Villanueva, Alejandro T6-93209/22/19881Army
72Wallace, Cody C6-429611/26/19846Texas A&M
96Walton, L.T. DT6-53053/31/1992RCentral Michigan
60Warren, Greg LS6-325210/18/198111North Carolina
11Wheaton, Markus WR5-111892/7/19913Oregon State
34Williams, DeAngelo RB5-92074/25/198310Memphis
98Williams, Vince ILB6-125312/27/19893Florida State
Injured Players
28Allen, Cortez (IR) CB6-119710/29/19885The Citadel
68Beachum, Kelvin (IR) T6-33036/8/19894Southern Methodist
26Bell, Le'Veon (IR) RB6-12442/18/19923Michigan State
87Blanchflower, Rob (IR) TE6-42566/8/19901Massachusetts
96Geathers, Clifton (IR) DT6-832512/11/19876South Carolina
27Golson, Senquez (IR) CB5-91767/3/1993RMississippi
5Gradkowski, Bruce (IR) QB6-12201/27/198310Toledo
 Hatchie, Micah (IR) T6-53045/15/1992RWashington
15Nelson, David (IR) WR6-521511/7/19866Florida
45Nix-Jones, Roosevelt (IR) FB5-112483/30/19921Kent State
69Palmer, Kelvin (IR) T6-429010/23/19901Baylor
 Rogers, Eli (IR) WR5-1018012/23/1992RLouisville
6Suisham, Shaun (IR) K6-020012/29/198111Bowling Green State
64Van Dyk, Mitchell (IR) T6-72991/2/19911Portland State
56Zumwalt, Jordan (IR) OLB6-423510/13/19912UCLA
Practice Squad
42Dangerfield, Jordan DB5-1120012/25/19901Towson
 Feiler, Matt T6-63307/7/19921Bloomsburg
 Finney, B.J. C6-431810/26/1991RKansas State
 Frey, Isaiah DB6-01904/6/19903Nevada
 Grimble, Xavier TE6-42619/22/19921USC
 Lyons, Caushaud DT6-52841/3/1993RTusculum
 Murphy, Tyler WR6-12141/12/1992RBoston College
 Neal, Rajion RB5-112203/28/19921Tennessee
19Phillips, Shakim WR6-32063/19/1992RBoston College
 Toure, Abou RB6-22302/24/1991RTennessee-Martin
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Pittsburgh6-5310.36-5311.526.72137
 
 
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Position Listing
Ryan Shazier
News
Shazier totaled seven tackles (six solo) in the Steelers' loss to the Broncos on Sunday. He finished with 20 tackles in two post season games.

Despite missing four games this season due to injuries (knee, concussion), Shazier finished the year with 87 tackles (55 solo), second on Pittsburgh to Lawrence Timmons (119), including 3.5 sacks. He also had an interception, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. Shazier has one year remaining on his rookie contract, and the Steelers would be wise to resign him, just as fantasy owners would be to consider him on draft day in IDP formats.

Antonio Brown
News
Brown (concussion) was inactive for the Steelers' game against the Broncos on Sunday.

The Pittsburgh offense struggled without Brown, who followed his stellar 2014 season with an even better 2015 campaign. This season, Brown caught 136 of 195 targets for 1,834 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also ran for 28 yards on three carries and added 212 yards and a touchdown on 22 punt returns. Brown, who will be 28 when camp opens for the 2016 season, is well on his way to rewriting the NFL record book. He is the first player in NFL history with consecutive 125 catch seasons, and his 265 receptions are the most in any two consecutive seasons in NFL history. Since 2013, Brown has 375 receptions, the most in any three consecutive seasons in NFL history and, in 2015 he surpassed his own team record for receptions in a single season, and surpassed his own Steelers record for receiving yards in a single season. He has started 36 consecutive regular season games, the third longest active consecutive games started streak among NFL wide receivers, and has registered at least one reception in 84 consecutive regular season games dating back to October 2010.

Jarvis Jones
News
Jones collected five tackles (three solo) against the Broncos on Sunday.

Jones recorded 29 tackles (15 solo), including two sacks during the regular season. He also had an interception, and forced fumble and two fumble recoveries on the season. Jones has hardly lived up to the expectations the Steelers had for him when they selected him with the 17th pick in the 2013 draft. In three seasons, Jones has missed 12 games and totaled just five sacks.

Cam Thomas
News
The Steelers signed Cam Thomas to play defensive end in their 3-4 scheme, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Thomas primarily played nose tackle for the Chargers. He could still see snaps at the nose in Pittsburgh, the report said.
Anthony Chickillo
News
Chickillo failed to record a tackle against Denver on Sunday, finishing with six tackles (four solo), one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 2015.

Primarily a special teams' player, the rookie linebacker has a nose for the football, but does not see enough action to warrant fantasy consideration.

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. 

Shakim Phillips
No Updates
Ross Cockrell
News
Cockrell had one tackle (solo) against Denver on Sunday.

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.

Abou Toure
No Updates
L.J. Fort
News
The Patriots announced they have signed four players Tuesday: linebackers L.J. Fort and Cameron Gordon, fullback Eric Kettani and defensive lineman A.J. Pataiali’l .

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. 

Markus Wheaton
News
Wheaton caught five of eight targets for 30 yards in Pittsburgh's loss to Denver on Sunday.

With Antonio Brown (concussion) unavailable, it was thought that Wheaton could see an uptick in his production, but all of his receptions were for short yardage, although that may also have been a product of Ben Roethlisberger's injured shoulder. Clearly behind Brown and Martavis Bryant on the depth chart, Wheaton finished the regular season catching 44 of 79 targets for 749 yards and five touchdowns. He also contributed 105 yards on five kick returns. Although Wheaton saw a decline in receptions from 2014 (53), he more than doubled his touchdown production and had 105 more receiving yards, increasing his average catch by nearly five yards (from 12.2 to 17.0). Wheaton caught a pass in all 16 games this season, and has now had at least one reception in 25 consecutive games. Along with Brown and Bryant, Wheaton gives the Steelers one of the league's best trio of receivers heading in to next season.

Bud Dupree
News
Dupree had three tackles (two solo) in Pittsburgh's loss to Denver on Sunday.

Dupree finished his rookie season with 26 tackles (17 solo), including four sacks. The Steelers' linebacker corps is deep, with Lawrence Timmons, Ryan Shazier, Jarvis Jones and James Harrison. Other than Harrison, who turns 38 before next season, none of these other linebackers is over 30, limiting Dupree's playing time. Still, the 2015 first round draft pick should continue to produce when given the opportunity, making him an IDP sleeper in 2016.

James Harrison
News
Harrison totaled seven tackles (six solo), including a sack in the Steelers' loss to the Broncos on Sunday. He finished the post season with 11 tackles, including two sacks.

Harrison continued where he left off from the regular season, in which he totaled 40 tackles (27 solo), including five sacks in 2015. He also had an interception and two forced fumbles. Since coming out of retirement in 2014, Harrison has recorded 10.5 sacks in 26 regular season games, second only to Cameron Heyward (12) over that span for Pittsburgh. With one year remaining on his contract, Harrison, who turns 38 before next season, will have to decide whether or not he will retire for a second time. However, he is worthy of fantasy consideration in IDP leagues for the 2016 season.

Jordan Berry
No Updates
Micah Hatchie
News
The Steelers announced the signing of offensive lineman Collin Rahrig on Wednesday. Rahrig can play center and guard. The team also placed offensive tackle Micah Hatchie on the team's waived/injured list.
Injury
Tyler Murphy
News
Murphy was promoted from the practice squad Saturday.

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.

Matt Spaeth
News
Speath caught his only target for one yard against Denver on Sunday.

Spaeth finished the 2015 season catching two of three targets for 10 yards, failing to score a touchdown for the first time since 2008, and only the second time in nine seasons. Known more for his blocking skills, the Steelers have better options at tight end with Heath Miller and rookie Jesse James.

Cortez Allen
News
Allen (knee) finished the season on injured reserve.

Allen played in just one game this season, totaling six tackles (three solo) in Week 1. Assuming he is healthy next season, he may find himself behind William Gay and Antwon Blake, who is an unrestricted free agent, on the depth chart, which would limit his fantasy value in IDP formats.

Injury
Bruce Gradkowski
News
Gradkowski, who is an unrestricted free agent, dislocated a finger on his non-throwing hand during a pre-season game that required season-ending.

Gradkowski has played for five different teams in his career, and the signing of Michael Vick, as well as the emergence of Landry Jones as a viable back-up to the oft-injured Ben Roethlisberger, suggests Gradkowski could be backing-up a quarterback for a sixth NFL team in 2016.

Injury
Finger - IR. Out for season
Terence Garvin
News
Garvin had one tackle against Denver on Sunday. A restricted free agent, he totaled nine tackles (eight solo) in 2015.

Most of Garvin's playing time came on special teams, just as it had in 2014. He should not be someone fantasy owners are targeting in IDP leagues for 2016.

Doran Grant
News
Grant finished the 2015 season having played in just three games and without recording a tackle.

The fourth round draft pick played just 18 snaps all season, 17 of which came on special teams. Grant should not be on anyone's fantasy roster, or even their cheat sheets, for 2016.

Stephon Tuitt
News
Tuitt totaled four tackles (two solo) in Pittsburgh's loss to Denver on Sunday.

Tuitt recorded 54 tackles (39 solo), including 6.5 sacks and an interception this season. Despite playing in two fewer games than in his rookie season, the second year defensive lineman nearly doubled his snap count. As a result, he more than tripled his total tackles, and finished just one half sack behind Cameron Heyward for the team lead. Tuitt, who has one year remaining on his contract with Pittsburgh before becoming an unrestricted free agent, should continue to be a decent fantasy option in IDP leagues.

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.

Isaiah Frey
News
Several injured Buccaneers have been placed on the inactive list for the Sunday game against New Orleans, including linebacker Mason Foster (Achilles). Also hurt and out are running back Robert Herron (hip), wide receiver Solomon Patton (foot) and cornerback Isaiah Frey (ankle).

Their healthy scratches are tackle Anthony Collins, running back Mike James and defensive end George Uko.

Mike Mitchell
News
Mitchell recorded four tackles (one solo) against the Broncos on Sunday.

Mitchell finished the season third on the team with 80 tackles (58) and nine passes defended. He also led the defense with three interceptions, and shared the lead with two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. This is the player the Steelers thought they were getting when they signed Mitchell to a five year, $25 million deal as a free agent from the Panthers in 2014. With three years remaining on that contract, Mitchell will be back next season, looking to extend his consecutive regular season games started streak, currently at 46, which is the sixth longest active consecutive games played streak among for an NFL free safety.

Mike Adams
News
The Steelers made a slew of roster moves Monday, including placing offensive tackle Mike Adams on the PUP list to begin the season.

Pittsburgh also placed cornerback Senquez Golson and kicker Garrett Hartley on injured reserve, which means both players will miss the 2015 season.

Tight end Cameron Clear, defensive end Niko Davis and tight end Ray Hamilton were all waived/injured.

The Steelers also released G Miles Dieffenbach, WR Kenzel Doe, WR C.J. Goodwin, RB Braylon Heard, DE Joe Kruger, DT Joe Okafor, OL Collin Rahrig, CB Jordan Sullen, OT Kevin Whimpey and S Ian Wild.

Arthur Moats
News
Moats (chest) was forced from action before halftime against Denver on Sunday.

Moats collected 35 tackles (24 solo), including four sacks in 2015. He also added two fumble recoveries. After recording only five sacks over four seasons in Buffalo, Moats finally seems to have discovered his pass rushing skills, totaling eight sacks in just two seasons with the Steelers. Although he may not do enough defensively to warrant consideration in IDP leagues, Moats is an integral part of a Pittsburgh defensive unit that held opponents to under 20 points per game, and finished third in the league with 48 sacks.

Jordan Todman
News
Todman ran for six yards on five carries in Pittsburgh's loss to Denver on Sunday.

After rushing for 65 yards on 11 carries against Cincinnati last week, Todman reverted to his usual, ineffective self, with five of his six yards coming on one run. During the regular season, Todman carried the ball just four times for 22 yards, and returned one kick for another 22 yards. With stud running backs Le'Veon Bell and DeAngelo Williams ahead of him on the depth chart, Todman saw just 13 offensive snaps all season. An unrestricted free agent, he offers no fantasy value in his current role with the Steelers.

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
Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Roosevelt Nix-Jones
News
Nix, who is an exclusive restricted free agent, finished his first NFL season catching 2-of-2 targets for 16 yards.

The back-up to veteran fullback Will Johnson, Nix was placed on injured reserve following the Steelers' Week 16 game. He should return and resume a similar role in 2016, which would translate to having no fantasy value.

Injury
DeAngelo Williams
News
The Steelers were again without Williams (foot) on Sunday, who was inactive for their game against the Broncos.

Williams proved to be a valuable acquisition as Le'Veon Bell insurance, rushing for 907 yards and 11 touchdowns on 200 carries in 2015. He also caught 40 of 47 targets for 367 yards. His 11 rushing touchdowns were tied for the most in the league (Adrian Peterson, Jeremy Hill, Davonte Freeman), and he finished tenth in the league in rushing yards despite getting more than 20 carriers in just three games. Brought in as a free agent after the Steelers saw the impact that losing Bell in the final game of 2014 had on their playoff run, Williams enjoyed his best season since 2008, only to suffer the same fate in Week 17 this season. With Bell expected to make a full recovery from the MCL/PCL injuries in his right knee, how Pittsburgh utilizes Williams, and the effect that has on his fantasy value, could make him little more than a handcuff next season.

Kelvin Beachum
News
Steelers tackle Kelvin Beachum (knee) is doubftul to return after being carted to the locker room Sunday against Arizona.

Beachum fell to the ground during a running play in the second quarter, and was helped off the field.

Injury
Ross Ventrone
News
Ventrone finished the regular season with three tackles (two solo).

Just as he had in 2014, Ventrone's only playing time was on special teams in 2015. He has no fantasy value at this time.

Lawrence Timmons
News
Timmons totaled six tackles (five solo) against Denver on Sunday.

Timmons had a team high 119 tackles (77 solo), including five sacks, an interception and a forced fumble in 2015. Timmons led the resurgence of the Steelers' defense, which finished third in the league with 48 sacks, matching their total from 2010 when they last made it to the Super Bowl. Timmons, who turns 30 this off season, extended his streak of consecutive regular season games played to 104, which is the fourth longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL linebackers. He should continue to be worthy of fantasy consideration in IDP leagues in 2016.

Cody Wallace
News
The Steelers will go into Week 2 with all of their stud offensive players. 

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. 

Shaun Suisham
News
Suisham (knee) suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in the first game of the pre-season, resulting in his missing the entire 2015 season.

With the success of rookie Chris Boswell, and considering that Suisham is owed over $10.5 million over the next three seasons while Boswell has one year remaining at $525,000, it remains to be seen if Suisham has played his last game as a Steeler.

Injury
Knee - IR. Out for season
Le'Veon Bell
News
Bell (knee) still has not been cleared to run, according to ESPN.com staff writer Jeremy Fowler. "Once I get cleared to run, I'll be happy," Bell said. "I just want to get back to how I am and get ready for next season."

Bell is expected to be ready for Week 1, but has a challenging rehabilitation process ahead of him for the torn MCL and PCL sustained in Week 8 of the 2015 season. A healthy Bell tops many fantasy cheat sheets, so his progess should be monitored during the offseason right up to draft day.

Injury
Knee - IR. Out for season
Mike Vick
News
Vick played four games in relief of an injured Ben Roethlisberger this season, completing 40 of 66 passes for 371 yards, while throwing two touchdowns and one interception. He also ran for 99 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries.

Pittsburgh won all but one game, an overtime loss to Baltimore, with Vick at quarterback before a hamstring tear ended his season. Should Vick, an unrestricted free agent who turns 36 before next season, return in 2016, he will compete with Landry Jones, who turns 27, for the backup job.

Antwon Blake
News
Blake had one tackle (solo) in the Steelers' loss to the Broncos on Sunday. He finished the post season with two tackles and an interception.

Blake co-led the team (Ross Cockrell) with 11 passes defended in 2015. He totaled 76 tackles (six solo), including one sack and a forced fumble, and had two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown. An unrestricted free agent, Blake set single season career highs in nearly every defensive category, recording his first sack and touchdown. He is one of eight defensive backs, 13 defensive players, and 29 players overall whose contract with Pittsburgh is up.

Fitzgerald Toussaint
News
Toussaint rushed 12 times for 39 yards and a fumble in the Steelers' loss to the Broncos on Sunday. He also caught three passes for two yards.

The only turnover of the game, Toussaint apparently had gained first down yardage in Denver territory when the ball was popped out by Bradley Roby and recovered by DeMarcus Ware. The Broncos then drove 65 yards for a touchdown to take a 20-13 lead that would not be relinquished. After spending most of the season on the Steelers' practice squad, Toussaint did an admirable job filling in for an injured DeAngelo Williams (foot) last week against Cincinnati, rushing for 58 yards on 17 carries, and catching four of eight targets for 60 yards. Previously, he had struggled in limited action, gaining just 42 yards on 18 carries during the regular season. In his two seasons in the league, Toussaint has rushed for a total of 54 yards on 24 carries (2.3 average), caught three passes, and has never scored a touchdown. Fantasy owners should not expect much more from him in 2016.

Doug Legursky
News
The Chargers will sign center Trevor Robinson off the Bengals' practice squad, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. San Diego needs a center after losing Doug Legursky to a season-ending knee injury Week 5.
Darrius Heyward-Bey
News
After failing to record a catch last week against Cincinnati, Heyward-Bey had two receptions for 64 yards against Denver on Sunday.

Heyward-Bey, who is an unrestricted free agent, finished the regular season catching 21 of 39 targets for 314 yards and two touchdowns. Like Antonio Brown, DHB provides Pittsburgh with another veteran presence at receiver, which can come in handy when playing alongside Martavis Bryant and Markus Wheaton. But that's where the comparisons end, with Brown having more catches, receiving yards and touchdowns in his last two seasons than Heyward-Bey has in his seven-year career. Still, he could be brought back next season to give the Steelers depth.

Brandon Boykin
News
Boykin recorded four tackles (all solo) against the Broncos on Sunday.

Boykin totaled 25 tackles (20 solo), including a sack in 2015. He also had an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Boykin experienced a significant decrease in playing time after being traded from Philadelphia during training camp, and it showed in his production. An unrestricted free agent, Boykin will need to see more defensive snaps if he is to have any fantasy value, regardless of which team he is with.

Xavier Grimble
News
The Patriots have released tight end Xavier Grimble and long snapper Charley Hughlett, both of whom were recently signed to the practice squad.
Kelvin Palmer
News
The Cardinals have reportedly signed running back Michael Bush on Tuesday, according to ESPN.

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.

To make room for Bush, the Cardinals released running back Kerwynn Williams  from the 53-man roster and Kelvin Palmer from the practice squad. The Cardinals play at Atlanta Week 13.

Injury
Jesse James
News
James had 22 yards on one catch in Pittsburgh's loss to Denver on Sunday.

James played in just eight games this season, catching eight of 11 targets for 56 yards and a touchdown. While he made the most of his opportunities in 2015, James played just 16.8 percent of the Steelers' offensive snaps, compared to 86.0 percent for Heath Miller and 22.6 percent for Matt Spaeth. A better receiver than Spaeth, Jones' fantasy production is still limited as long as a healthy Miller is ahead of him on the depth chart.

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
Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Cameron Heyward
News
Heyward totaled 54 tackles (39 solo), including a team leading seven sacks in 2015.

He also had one forced fumble, while extending his consecutive regular season games played streak to 80 - tied for the fifth longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL defensive ends.

Robert Golden
News
Golden had one tackle in Pittsburgh's loss to Denver on Sunday.

Golden finished the season with 40 tackles (30 solo) and an interception. Golden had the best season of his four-year career, recording more tackles than his previous three seasons combined (32), while getting his first career interception. He is one of several unrestricted free agents for which Pittsburgh will have to make a decision during the off season.

Vince Williams
News
Williams failed to record a tackle against Denver on Sunday, and finished the regular season with 46 tackles (34 solo), including a half sack and two fumble recoveries.

Primarily a special teams' player, Williams has seen a steady decline in playing time on defensive during his three seasons in the NFL. After playing 37.2 percent of Pittsburgh's defensive snaps in his rookie season, Williams was on the field only 25.1 percent of the time in 2014, with that number dropping to just 17.3 percent this season. That is not a trend fantasy owners look for when drafting IDP players.

Rajion Neal
News
The Packers have placed wide receiver Jared Abbrederis, offensive lineman Don Barclay, running back Rajion Neal, nose tackle B.J. Raji, linebacker Joe Thomas and guard Andrew Tiller on injured reserve, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Heath Miller
News
Miller had one reception for five yards in the Steelers' loss to the Broncos on Sunday.

Needed in pass protection, Miller had his second quiet game of the post season after grabbing 60 of 81 targets for 535 yards and two touchdowns during the regular season. He also ran for two yards on just the second rushing attempt of his career. Miller is the first tight end in team history to record back-to-back 60 catch seasons, but he has only score more than three touchdowns in a season once in the past six years, limiting his fantasy value. At 33, Miller may still have another solid season ahead of him, or he could lose some snaps to younger tight ends like Jesse James.

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
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Caushaud Lyons
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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.

William Gay
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Gay recorded eight tackles (seven solo) in Pittsburgh's loss to Denver on Sunday.

Gay, who is an unrestricted free agent, finished the season with 58 tackles (46 solo), including a sack. He also had two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown. Gay played 96.0 percent of the Steelers' defensive snaps, more than any other player on either side of the ball, while extending his consecutive regular season games played streak to 144 - the longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL cornerbacks. The Steelers should look to resign him for 2016.

Senquez Golson
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The Steelers made a slew of roster moves Monday, including placing offensive tackle Mike Adams on the PUP list to begin the season.

Pittsburgh also placed cornerback Senquez Golson and kicker Garrett Hartley on injured reserve, which means both players will miss the 2015 season.

Tight end Cameron Clear, defensive end Niko Davis and tight end Ray Hamilton were all waived/injured.

The Steelers also released G Miles Dieffenbach, WR Kenzel Doe, WR C.J. Goodwin, RB Braylon Heard, DE Joe Kruger, DT Joe Okafor, OL Collin Rahrig, CB Jordan Sullen, OT Kevin Whimpey and S Ian Wild.

Injury
Shoulder - IR. Out for season
Sean Spence
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Spence failed to record a tackle against Denver on Sunday, and finished the 2015 season with 37 tackles (29 total), including a sack.

Despite playing in just one less game than last season, Spence played 26 percent less defensive snaps, resulting in a decline in production. If Spence, who is an unrestricted free agent, returns to the Steelers next season, he likely finds himself buried behind Lawrence Timmons, Ryan Shazier, Jarvis Jones, James Harrison, Bud Dupree, and possibly Arthur Moats on the linebacker depth chart.

Will Allen
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Allen recorded six tackles (all solo) in Pittsburgh's loss to Denver on Sunday.

Allen finished the season with 80 tackles (62 solo), including four sacks. He also had an interception and two forced fumbles. Allen, who is an unrestricted free agent, saw his playing time more than double from last season, and it was reflected in his production. He set single season career highs in tackles and passes defended (eight), and the four sacks, his first in 12 years in the league, were the second most by a defensive back (Ron Parker, KC, five) in 2016. Whether or not he returns to Pittsburgh, Allen is worthy of IDP consideration.

Clifton Geathers
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Geathers was placed on season-ending injured reserve in August, four months after signing a one-year contract with the Steelers.

Pittsburgh had previously signed Geathers to a one-year contract in 2014 following an injury to Brett Keisel, but he was a game-day inactive for each of the five (4 regular season and 1 postseason) games he was on the Steelers roster. An unrestricted free agent, Geathers' future with the Steelers is uncertain.

Injury
Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Ben Roethlisberger
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Roethlisberger (shoulder) does not think he will need surgery during the offseason, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Roethlisberger did acknowledge that he might eventually require a minor procedure to clean out the arthritis and scars caused by his torn ligaments. Regardless, he should be ready for the start of training camp, and he'll be surrounded by a top-notch supporting cast. Roethlisberger did turn in a few clunkers this season, but injuries -- both his own and his teammates' -- played a large role in the limited struggles. Even with his style of play inevitably creating a heightened injury risk, he'll be one of the top quarterbacks to target in 2016 drafts.

Chris Boswell
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Boswell converted all three field-goal attempts (28, 43, 47) and his lone extra point attempt in Pittsburgh's loss to Denver.

Boswell was a perfect seven of seven on field-goals in the post season, and connected on 29 of 32 field-goals, including a long of 51 yards during the regular season. He also converted 26 of 27 extra point attempts. Boswell was the fourth kicker for Pittsburgh in 2015, and ended up setting Steelers' records for rookie/first year kickers for successful field-goals and for scoring (113 points) in a single season. His 90.6 field-goal percentage ranks first among rookie/first year players in team history, and is tied for fourth in a single season in Steelers history behind Shaun Suisham in 2013 (93.8) Gary Anderson in 1993 (93.3) and Jeff Reed in 2007 (92.0). It remains to be seen who will handle the kicking duties for the Steelers in 2016, but Suisham is owed over $10.5 million over the next three seasons, while Boswell has one year remaining at $525,000.

Jordan Dangerfield
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The Steelers have signed safety Jordan Dangerfield to their practice sqaud, from which they released defensive end Ethan Hemer.

Dangerfield has yet to play in an NFL game.

Will Johnson
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Johnson was inactive Sunday for Pittsburgh's game against Denver.

The unrestricted free agent, continued to excel in his role as lead blocker this season, with the Steelers' rushing game finishing eighth in the league with a 4.4 average per carry. Johnson extended his consecutive regular season games played streak to 47, the third longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL fullbacks, but had just four carries for seven yards, and caught two of four targets for another 16 yards. As important as he is to Pittsburgh, Johnson has no fantasy relevance whatsoever.

Landry Jones
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Pressed in to action after Ben Roethlisberger and Michael Vick sustained injuries, Jones completed 32 of 55 passes for 513 yards with a 3:4 touchdowns to interception ratio during the regular season.

Although hardly overwhelming in limited action, Jones did average 9.33 yards per pass attempt, which was best among all quarterbacks with at least 50 attempts this season, and his 88-yard touchdown pass to Martavis Bryant in Week 6 was the second-longest pass in the NFL all season (Blake Bortles, 90). With one year remaining on his contract, Jones should again serve as the back-up to Roethlisberger in 2016.

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.

Byron Stingily
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The Titans re-signed offensive tackle Byron Stingily to a two-year deal, reports the National Football Post. Stingily, 26, has appeared in 20 games over the past three years with Tennessee, starting nine.
Maurkice Pouncey
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The Steelers decided to place offensive lineman Maurkice Pouncey on their short-term injured reserve list, the team announced Sunday.

Pouncey suffered a broken fibula during a preseason game. He will miss the first eight weeks before being eligible to return.

Shamarko Thomas
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Thomas had two tackles (one solo) against Denver on Sunday. An unrestricted free agent, he finished the regular season with 12 tackles (10 solo) and a fumble recovery.

Thomas played just 20 defensive snaps in 2015. With Will Allen having a career year (80 tackles, including four sacks, an interception and two forced fumbles), Thomas was used primarily on special teams. Even if the Steelers resign Thomas, his role will likely remain the same in 2016 unless they opt not to resign Allen, who is also an unrestricted free agent.

L.T. Walton
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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.

Sammie Coates
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Coates caught two of three targets for 61 yards against Denver on Sunday.

Coates played in just six games in his rookie season, catching one of two targets for 11 yards. Splitting what little playing time he was given between offense and special teams, the third round draft pick is buried behind Antonio Brown, arguably the best receiver in the NFL, Martavis Bryant and Markus Wheaton. Although he showed a flash of his potential in Pittsburgh's playoff loss, Coates should not be on anyone's fantasy radar unless something changes in terms of his playing time in 2016.

Mitchell Van Dyk
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The Rams have issued a series of cuts to reach the mandated roster of limit of 53 for the regular season.

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.

Injury
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. 

Jordan Zumwalt
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Steelers lineback Jordan Zumwalt has been placed on the injured reserve list.

Zumwalt registered three solo tackles during the first week of the preseason. He was able to play the final two weeks of the preseason.

Injury
Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Steve McLendon
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McLendon recorded three tackles (all solo) in the Steelers' loss to the Broncos on Sunday.

McLendon, who is an unrestricted free agent, finished the season with 14 tackles (11 solo), including one sack. Playing a full 16 games for only the second time in his six-year career didn't seem to help McLendon, who recorded his fewest tackles in three years. When you consider that he also has just five career sacks, there is no reason to be looking at McLendon come your fantasy draft.

Matt Feiler
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Dan McCullers-Sanders
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McCullers failed to record a tackle against Denver on Sunday, finishing with eight tackles (four solo), including a half sack this season.

Playing in just his second season, McCullers recorded his first NFL sack, albeit shared with Vince Williams. He saw a slight increase in defensive snaps, but still not enough to be considered in IDP formats.

Eli Rogers
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The Steelers placed wide receiver Eli Rogers on the waived/injured list on Wednesday, according to Triblive.com.

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.

Injury
Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Martavis Bryant
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Bryant had a team high nine catches for 154 yards, and ran twice for 40 yards in the Steelers' loss to the Broncos on Sunday.

With Antonio Brown (concussion) inactive, Pittsburgh leaned heavily on Bryant, who was targeted 15 times and totaled 194 yards from scrimmage. Bryant finished the regular season a distant second to Brown in terms of targets, yards and touchdowns, but still managed to haul in 50 of 92 targets for 765 yards and six touchdowns. He also ran for 37 yards on five carries. Bryant has now scored 16 touchdowns and caught 95 passes for 1,558 yards in 24 career games (regular and post season), but that means he has also missed 11 games over the past two years. If he can manage to play a full season in 2016, Bryant should easily exceed his production this season, making him a solid fantasy option in all formats.

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