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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
15Ayers, DeMarcus WR5-111907/7/1994RHouston
26Bell, Le'Veon RB6-12252/18/19924Michigan State
4Berry, Jordan P6-51953/18/19912Eastern Kentucky
9Boswell, Chris K6-21853/16/19912Rice
84Brown, Antonio WR5-101817/10/19887Central Michigan
25Burns, Artie CB6-01975/1/1995RMiami (Fla.)
56Chickillo, Anthony OLB6-325512/10/19922Miami (Fla.)
14Coates, Sammie WR6-12123/31/19932Auburn
31Cockrell, Ross CB6-01918/6/19913Duke
37Dangerfield, Jordan SS5-1019912/25/19901Towson
28Davis, Sean SS6-120210/23/1993RMaryland
66DeCastro, David G6-53161/11/19905Stanford
48Dupree, Bud OLB6-42692/12/19932Kentucky
67Finney, B.J. G6-431810/26/19911Kansas State
54Fort, L.J. LB6-02321/3/19902Northern Iowa
73Foster, Ramon G6-53281/7/19868Tennessee
22Gay, William CB5-101871/1/198510Louisville
77Gilbert, Marcus T6-63302/15/19886Florida
24Gilbert, Justin DB6-020211/7/19913Oklahoma State
21Golden, Robert SS5-112029/13/19905Arizona
89Green, Ladarius TE6-62405/29/19905Louisiana-Lafayette
85Grimble, Xavier TE6-42619/22/19921USC
83Hamilton, Cobi WR6-219711/13/19901Arkansas
79Hargrave, Javon NT6-13052/7/1993RSouth Carolina State
92Harrison, James OLB6-02425/4/197814Kent State
88Heyward-Bey, Darrius WR6-22102/26/19878Maryland
74Hubbard, Chris T6-42954/23/19913Alabama-Birmingham
81James, Jesse TE6-72616/4/19942Penn State
82Johnson, David TE6-22608/26/19878Arkansas State
95Jones, Jarvis OLB6-324810/13/19894Georgia
3Jones, Landry QB6-42254/4/19894Oklahoma
44Matakevich, Tyler OLB6-123512/22/1992RTemple
90Mathews, Ricardo DE6-33007/30/19877Cincinnati
62Maxey, Johnny DT6-528310/19/1993RMars Hill
93McCullers-Sanders, Dan NT6-73528/11/19923Tennessee
18Mettenberger, Zach QB6-52247/16/19913Louisiana State
69Mihalik, Brian T6-93028/21/19921Boston College
23Mitchell, Mike FS6-12216/10/19878Ohio U.
55Moats, Arthur OLB6-02463/14/19887James Madison
45Nix-Jones, Roosevelt FB5-112483/30/19922Kent State
53Pouncey, Maurkice C6-43047/24/19897Florida
7Roethlisberger, Ben QB6-52403/2/198213Miami (Ohio)
17Rogers, Eli WR5-1018712/23/19922Louisville
20Shabazz, Al-Hajj DB6-02008/2/19921West Chester
50Shazier, Ryan ILB6-12309/6/19923Ohio State
94Timmons, Lawrence ILB6-12345/14/198610Florida State
33Toussaint, Fitzgerald RB5-92045/4/19903Michigan
91Tuitt, Stephon DE6-63035/23/19933Notre Dame
78Villanueva, Alejandro T6-93209/22/19882Army
96Walton, L.T. DE6-53053/31/19922Central Michigan
60Warren, Greg LS6-325210/18/198112North Carolina
34Williams, DeAngelo RB5-92074/25/198311Memphis
98Williams, Vince ILB6-123312/27/19894Florida State
Injured Players
28Allen, Cortez (IR) DB6-119710/29/19885The Citadel
 Anderson, Kevin (IR) LB6-42444/5/1993RStanford
 Blanchflower, Rob (IR) TE6-42566/8/19901Massachusetts
27Golson, Senquez (IR) CB5-91767/7/19932Mississippi
68Harris, Ryan (IR) T6-53023/11/19859Notre Dame
65Hawkins, Jerald (IR) T6-630510/16/1993RLouisiana State
97Heyward, Cameron (IR) DE6-52955/6/19896Ohio State
39Johnson, Brandon (IR) RB6-22284/2/1993RPenn State
51Johnson, Steven (IR) LB6-12373/28/19885Kansas
64Manhart, Cole (IR) G6-42989/25/19921Nebraska-Kearney
 McCord, Tyriq (IR) LB6-323611/6/1993RMiami (Fla.)
15Nelson, David (IR) WR6-521511/7/19866Florida
 Rome, Jay (IR) TE6-625412/12/1992RGeorgia
83Severin, Canaan (IR) WR6-22053/16/1993RVirginia
29Thomas, Shamarko (IR) SS5-92052/23/19914Syracuse
61Ume-Ezeoke, Valerian (IR) C6-32952/14/19931New Mexico State
72Wallace, Cody (IR) C6-429611/26/19847Texas A&M
11Wheaton, Markus (IR) WR5-111892/7/19914Oregon State
Practice Squad
 Brown-Dukes, Brandon RB5-82004/29/1992RMercyhurst
 Dixon, Brandon DB5-112034/26/19902Northwest Missouri State
71Feiler, Matt T6-63307/7/19921Bloomsburg
 Hagen, Jacob DB6-22053/16/19921Liberty
 Hilton, Mike DB5-91843/9/1994RMississippi
 Johnson, Gus RB5-102158/10/19931Stephen F. Austin St.
99Lyons, Caushaud DT6-52841/3/19931Tusculum
 Milton, Keavon T6-43206/23/19902Louisiana-Monroe
 Riddick, Shaquille LB6-62603/12/19932West Virginia
 Tucker, Marcus WR5-101906/24/1992RNorthern Michigan
Suspended Players
10Bryant, Martavis WR6-421112/20/19913Clemson
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Pittsburgh6-5311.46-4306.126.12138
 
 
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Position Listing
Ryan Harris
News
The Broncos have agreed to terms on a contract with offensive tackle Ryan Harris, according to a report from ESPN. 

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

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

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

Injury
Shin - Injured Reserve
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.

Antonio Brown
News
Brown secured six of 11 targets for 108 yards in Sunday's 18-16 divisional-round victory over the Chiefs. He also gained nine yards on a pair of punt returns.

Brown hauled in a game-long 52-yard bomb in the first quarter, and also secured a game-clinching seven-yard reception for a first down on the first play following the two-minute warning. With the Chiefs out of timeouts, the Steelers were able to take a knee on the following three plays, clinching their trip to Foxboro for the conference championship. Brown will naturally be a key component of next week's gameplan, and he figures to see plenty of Patriots CB Malcolm Butler, against who he's had success in the past. The Pro Bowler now has 11 receptions on 20 targets for 232 yards and two touchdowns over the first pair of playoff games.

Jarvis Jones
News
Jones totaled three tackles (all solo), including a sack in the Steelers' overtime win against the Browns on Sunday.

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

Anthony Chickillo
News
Chickillo (ankle) is ruled out of Sunday's playoff game against the Chiefs.

Chickillo hasn't played -- nor practiced -- in two weeks and will now miss his third consecutive game. His absence robs the Steelers of some depth at outside linebacker.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for AFC Championship at New England
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) is inactive for Sunday's playoff game against the Chiefs.

Mathews, who hurt his ankle in the Steelers' regular season finale, was thought to have had a chance at suiting up after returning to practice Friday, but is now set to miss yet another playoff game. Look for Johnny Maxey and Leterrius Walton to garner additional playing time as a result.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for AFC Championship at New England
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
Markus Wheaton
News
Wheaton (shoulder) underwent surgery to repair his labrum Monday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

Wheaton only played in three games this season, as he never returned from the shoulder aliment he suffered after Week 5's win over the Jets. He'll now be out of commission for at least three months, but could return in time for offseason workouts in April and May. Wheaton is an unrestricted free agent, so it's uncertain where he'll wind up next season, but this injury could deter teams from taking a chance on the wideout.

Injury
Shoulder - Injured Reserve
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.

Shaquille Riddick
News
Riddick (oblique) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Riddick suffered a torn oblique Aug. 22 and was previously considered questionable for Week 1. However, his full-fledged participation on Wednesday and complete absence from the injury report suggests he's back to full strength and ready to play in the Cardinals' regular season opener Sunday against the Patriots.

James Harrison
News
Harrison totaled six tackles (five solo), including a sack in the Steelers' 18-16 playoff win over the Chiefs on Sunday.

Harrison's sack, the only one for Pittsburgh, ended a third quarter drive to preserve a 15-7 lead. The Steelers were unable to record a sack in their Week 7 loss to the Patriots, who they face in the AFC championship game next week.

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

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

Jordan Berry
No Updates
Valerian Ume-Ezeoke
Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
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
Justin Gilbert
News
Gilbert (coach's decision) has been ruled out for Sunday's tilt against the Dolphins.

Gilbert was originally dealing with a shoulder issue earlier in the week, but he's ultimately been scratched from the Steelers' lineup for the wild card round. Expect Sammie Coates and Fitzgerald Toussaint to perform kick-return duties.

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.

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 - Injured Reserve
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 ran twice for two yards in Pittsburgh's 30-12 playoff win against Miami on Sunday.

The Steelers jumped out to an early lead, then leaned heavily on Le'Veon Bell, whose 165 rushing yards were the most by a Pittsburgh player in a postseason game, breaking the mark of 158 set by Franco Harris in Super Bowl IX against the Vikings (January 12, 1975). Thus, they didn't need to call on Williams until the final minutes of the game. Bell ran for 144 yards in a 43-14 win over the Chiefs earlier this season, so Williams may not see much action in next week's playoff game either. Serving as Bell's primary back-up this season, Williams totaled 343 yards and four touchdowns on 98 carries, and caught 18 passes for 118 yards and another two scores.

Jay Rome
Injury
Gus Johnson
News
Johnson signed with the Falcons' practice squad on Monday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

Johnson spent last season on the Dallas practice squad and was waived by the Chargers this past weekend. The Falcons are fairly secure at running back with Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman leading the way, but Johnson will be able to provide some insurance at the 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.

Canaan Severin
Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Lawrence Timmons
News
Timmons recorded a team-high 14 tackles (eight solo), including two sacks in Pittsburgh's 30-12 wild-card win against Miami on Sunday.

The Steelers' defense dominated all game, totaling five sacks. Next on the schedule is the Chiefs, against which Pittsburgh had four sacks in 43-14 win in Week 4.

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 - Injured Reserve
Le'Veon Bell
News
Bell rushed for 170 yards on 30 carries and secured two of five targets for minus-four yards in Sunday's 18-16 divisonal-round win over the Chiefs.

Bell and the Steelers defense were the keys to the upset victory, as he set a franchise postseason rushing record and parlayed his trademark patience and superb vision into robust gains throughout all four quarters. Bell has now rushed for 337 yards over Pittsburgh's first two playoff tilts, and has accrued a whopping 63 total touches over that span. Given his MVP-caliber production, Bell is sure to be the focal point of the Steelers attack in next week's conference championship showdown against the Patriots, where they'll potentially also look to get him reinvolved in the passing attack. After compiling 75 receptions on 94 targets during 12 regular-season games, Bell has just four receptions for three yards in the Steelers' two playoff contests.

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 (concussion) is inactive for Sunday's playoff game against the Chiefs.

With Toussaint unavailable, veteran RB DeAngelo Williams is on hand to back up undisputed starter Le'Veon Bell on Sunday.

Injury
Concussion - Questionable for AFC Championship at New England
Darrius Heyward-Bey
News
Heyward-Bey caught one pass for 46 yards in Pittsburgh's 27-24 overtime win against Cleveland on Sunday.

DHB had his first reception since Week 7, and finishes the regular season with 114 yards and two scores on six receptions. He also had one rushing attempt for 60 yards, which came in Week 6 against Miami, who the Steelers will host in the Wild Card playoff game.

Xavier Grimble
News
Grimble failed to receive any targets in the Steelers' 30-12 wild-card win against the Dolphins on Sunday.

Grimble missed Week 17 against Cleveland due to a rib injury, but his absence from the passing game against Miami was more likely the result of the offense running on two-of-three plays (66 percent). Playing 12 games in his rookie season, Grimble totaled 11 receptions on 21 targets for 118 yards and two touchdowns.

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.

Jesse James
News
James caught five passes for 83 yards in Pittsburgh's 18-16 playoff win over Kansas City.

Prior to Sunday, James had never totaled more than 59 yards in a game and, in 27 regular and post season games, had averaged just 15.6 yards. The Steelers will need another big game from him when they head to New England next week, where they have not won since 2008.

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 - Injured Reserve
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 had three catches for 54 yards and a touchdown in the Steelers' 27-24 overtime win against Cleveland on Sunday.

Hamilton was targeted four times, the last being a lob pass from Landry Jones for a score to win in overtime. He finishes the regular season with 17 catches for 234 yards and two touchdowns, the first coming in Week 6 against Miami, who the Steelers will host in the Wild Card playoff game.

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.

Marcus Tucker
No Updates
Ladarius Green
News
Green (concussion) is inactive for Sunday's playoff game against the Chiefs.

With Green not yet cleared from his concussion, Jesse James is in line to continue to head the Steelers' tight end corps Sunday.

Injury
Concussion - Questionable for AFC Championship at New England
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
Caushaud Lyons
News
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
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
Golson was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday.

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.

Injury
Foot - Injured Reserve
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.

Ben Roethlisberger
News
Roethlisberger completed 20 of 31 passes for 224 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 18-16 divisional-round victory over the Chiefs. He also gained a yard on four rushes.

Big Ben primarily got out of the way and let Le'Veon Bell and his defense handle most of the heavy lifting. That's not to say he didn't have an impact in the victory, however, as Roethlisberger made several impressive throws, including a 52-yard bomb to Antonio Brown and a 26-yard strike to Jesse James down to the Chiefs' five-yard line. His one mistake came when he got a tad greedy on the play following the latter completion, as he reportedly audibled out of a run and subsequently had his pass batted by Frank Zombo at the line and intercepted by Eric Berry. Roethlisberger was mistake-free otherwise, and will likely need a similarly pristine performance in next week's conference championship for the Steelers to have a realistic chance of upending the Patriots on the road. Roethlisberger has now completed 33 of 49 passes for 421 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions over two postseason games.

Chris Boswell
News
Boswell was successful on all six field-goal attempts (22, 26, 38, 43, 43, 45) in the Steelers' 18-16 playoff win over the Chiefs on Sunday.

Boswell provided all the scoring for Pittsburgh and, in the process, set an NFL record for most field-goals in a playoff game. The Steelers will face New England in the AFC championship game next week.

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

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

Chris Hubbard
News
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
News
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
News
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
News
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 - Injured Reserve
Steven Johnson
News
Johnson (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

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.

Injury
Ankle - Injured Reserve
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 (hamstring), who was in uniform for the Steelers' Week 17 in over the Browns, but did not play, will be available for Sunday's playoff game against the Dolphins, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Coates, who finished up the regular season with 21 catches (on 49 targets) for 435 yards and two TDs in 14 games, displayed some big play ability out of the gate in 2016, but his production has essentially dried up since Week 5, when the wideout logged a 6/132/2 stat line.

Jerald Hawkins
Injury
Shoulder - Injured Reserve
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
Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Jacob Hagen
No Updates
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
No Updates
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 27 yards on five receptions in the Steelers' 18-16 playoff win over the Chiefs on Sunday.

After averaging over 73 yards in his past three games, Rogers was unable to break free for any significant yardage against a tough Kansas City defense. He's now caught 20 passes on 24 targets in the past four games.

Martavis Bryant
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Bryant was never under consideration of being cut by the Steelers despite his recently imposed year-long suspension, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended for 2016 season
DeMarcus Ayers
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Ayers totaled five receptions for 44 yards and a touchdown in the Steelers' overtime win against the Browns on Sunday. He also ran twice for minus 12 yards.

Playing in just his second NFL game, Ayers led the team with 12 targets, and finished the season with six catches for 53 yards and the one score. His role should be greatly reduced next week against Miami with the return of Antonio Brown, who sat out this meaningless contest.

 
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