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 (FA) T6-73233/10/19905Ohio State
28Allen, Cortez (FA) CB6-119710/29/19886The Citadel
20Allen, Will (FA) SS6-12026/17/198213Ohio State
 Ayers, DeMarcus WR5-11190//RHouston
26Bell, Le'Veon RB6-12442/18/19924Michigan State
4Berry, Jordan P6-51953/18/19912Eastern Kentucky
 Blakeney, Issac WR6-622511/18/19921Duke
9Boswell, Chris K6-21853/16/19912Rice
84Brown, Antonio WR5-101817/10/19887Central Michigan
 Brown-Dukes, Brandon RB5-81954/29/1992RMercyhurst
 Burns, Artie CB6-01935/1/1995RMiami (Fla.)
56Chickillo, Anthony DE6-326712/10/19922Miami (Fla.)
14Coates, Sammie WR6-12123/31/19932Auburn
31Cockrell, Ross DB6-01918/6/19913Duke
42Dangerfield, Jordan DB5-1120012/25/19901Towson
 Davis, Sean CB6-1201//RMaryland
66DeCastro, David G6-53161/11/19905Stanford
 Dooley, Matt LS6-42512/24/1993RIndiana
48Dupree, Bud OLB6-42692/12/19932Kentucky
 Feeney, Travis OLB6-4230//RWashington
 Feiler, Matt T6-63307/7/19921Bloomsburg
 Finney, B.J. C6-431810/26/19911Kansas State
54Fort, L.J. LB6-02301/3/19902Northern Iowa
73Foster, Ramon G6-53281/7/19868Tennessee
 Garner, Montell DB5-111882/12/1993RSouth Alabama
22Gay, William CB5-101871/1/198510Louisville
96Geathers, Clifton (FA) DT6-832512/11/19877South Carolina
77Gilbert, Marcus T6-63302/15/19886Florida
21Golden, Robert SS5-112029/13/19905Arizona
27Golson, Senquez CB5-91767/7/19932Mississippi
5Gradkowski, Bruce QB6-12201/27/198311Toledo
24Grant, Doran CB5-1020011/30/19922Ohio State
 Green, Ladarius TE6-62405/29/19905Louisiana-Lafayette
 Grimble, Xavier TE6-42619/22/19921USC
 Hagen, Jacob DB6-22053/16/19921Liberty
 Hargrave, Javon DT6-13092/7/1993RSouth Carolina State
 Harris, Ryan T6-53023/11/19859Notre Dame
92Harrison, James OLB6-02425/4/197814Kent State
 Hawkins, Jerald T6-630510/16/1993RLouisiana State
97Heyward, Cameron DE6-52955/6/19896Ohio State
88Heyward-Bey, Darrius WR6-22102/26/19878Maryland
 Hooks, Lavon DT6-33121/23/1992RMississippi
74Hubbard, Chris G6-42954/23/19913Alabama-Birmingham
81James, Jesse TE6-72616/4/19942Penn State
 Johnson, David TE6-22608/26/19878Arkansas State
 Johnson, Steven LB6-12373/28/19885Kansas
95Jones, Jarvis OLB6-324810/13/19894Georgia
3Jones, Landry QB6-32254/4/19894Oklahoma
64Legursky, Doug (FA) C6-13236/9/19868Marshall
 Lyons, Caushaud DT6-52841/3/19931Tusculum
 Manhart, Cole G6-42989/25/19921Nebraska-Kearney
 Matakevich, Tyler OLB6-023812/22/1992RTemple
 Mathews, Ricardo DT6-33007/30/19877Cincinnati
 Maxey, Johnny DT6-5305//RMars Hill
 McCord, Tyriq LB6-3236//RMiami (Fla.)
62McCullers-Sanders, Dan NT6-73528/11/19923Tennessee
 Mihalik, Brian DE6-93028/21/19921Boston College
23Mitchell, Mike FS6-12216/10/19878Ohio U.
55Moats, Arthur OLB6-02463/14/19887James Madison
 Monday, Will P6-42127/25/1992RDuke
 Newberry, Giorgio DE6-629511/26/1991RFlorida State
45Nix-Jones, Roosevelt FB5-112483/30/19922Kent State
 Norwood, Levi WR6-01976/16/1992RBaylor
19Phillips, Shakim WR6-32063/19/19921Boston College
 Philon, Roy DE6-32913/26/19911Louisville
53Pouncey, Maurkice C6-43047/24/19896Florida
 Richardson, Daryl RB5-101964/12/19903Abilene Christian
7Roethlisberger, Ben QB6-52403/2/198213Miami (Ohio)
 Rogers, Eli WR5-1018012/23/19922Louisville
 Rome, Jay TE6-625412/12/1992RGeorgia
 Schooley, Quinton C6-4298//RNorth Carolina State
 Severin, Canaan WR6-2205//RVirginia
 Shabazz, Al-Hajj DB6-22008/2/1992RWest Chester
50Shazier, Ryan ILB6-12309/6/19923Ohio State
 Sigler, DeVaunte DT6-33115/2/1992RJacksonville State
89Spaeth, Matt TE6-726211/24/198310Minnesota
6Suisham, Shaun K6-020012/29/198112Bowling Green State
93Thomas, Cam (FA) DE6-433512/12/19867North Carolina
29Thomas, Shamarko SS5-92052/23/19914Syracuse
94Timmons, Lawrence ILB6-12345/14/198610Florida State
33Toussaint, Fitzgerald RB5-102115/4/19903Michigan
 Tucker, Marcus WR5-101906/24/1992RNorthern Michigan
91Tuitt, Stephon DE6-63035/23/19933Notre Dame
 Vaughan, Dustin QB6-52401/27/19912West Texas A&M
35Ventrone, Ross DB5-81989/27/19864Villanova
2Vick, Mike (FA) QB6-02106/26/198016Virginia Tech
78Villanueva, Alejandro T6-93209/22/19882Army
 Vinopal, Ray DB5-1019511/5/1991RPittsburgh
72Wallace, Cody C6-429611/26/19847Texas A&M
96Walton, L.T. DT6-53053/31/19922Central Michigan
60Warren, Greg LS6-325210/18/198112North Carolina
11Wheaton, Markus WR5-111892/7/19914Oregon State
34Williams, DeAngelo RB5-92074/25/198311Memphis
98Williams, Vince ILB6-125312/27/19894Florida State
56Zumwalt, Jordan OLB6-423510/13/19913UCLA
Injured Players
 Blanchflower, Rob (IR) TE6-42566/8/19901Massachusetts
15Nelson, David (IR) WR6-521511/7/19866Florida
69Palmer, Kelvin (IR) T6-429010/23/19901Baylor
Suspended Players
10Bryant, Martavis WR6-421112/20/19913Clemson
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Pittsburgh6-5312.16-4301.725.92138
 
 
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Position Listing
Lavon Hooks
News
The Packers parted ways with LB Tavarus Dantzler, T Ebbele Fabbians, LB Josh Francis, DT Lavon Hooks and T Vince Kowalski on Monday, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
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. 

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.

Ricardo Mathews
News
The Chargers have agreed to terms with center Trevor Robinson and defensive end Ricardo Mathews, per the team.

Robinson was signed off of the Bengals' practice squad in 2014 after the Chargers suffered multiple injuries at the center position. He played in three games while starting one.

Mathews, a former Colt with whom general manager Tom Telesco had ties to, was signed prior to the first game of the 2014 season. The sixth-year veteran played in 12 games last year, totaling 21 total tackles, two forced fumbles and 1.5 sacks.

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 figures to have more plays designed for him this season if teammate Martavis Bryant is indeed suspended for the entire campaign, ESPN.com reports.

Wheaton was expected to see an uptick in production while Bryant was suspended for the first four games of last season, but some chemistry problems with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger produced mixed results over that span. Nonetheless, Wheaton and Big Ben seemed to develop a better understanding as the season unfolded, evidenced by his four touchdowns in Pittsburgh's last six games. Now, with Bryant potentially sidelined for the whole season, Wheaton should have a chance to continue such improvement as the clear-cut No. 2 wideout behind star Antonio Brown, and the fact Wheaton will be in the final year of his rookie contract provides further incentive for him to take advantage of the opportunity at hand.

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 will return to the Steelers for the 2016 season.

Harrison recently completed a six-week training period that helped him determine that he'll indeed return for a 14th NFL season. All but one of those have come with the Steelers, for whom he posted 40 tackles and five sacks as a 37-year-old last season. Clearly still capable of making an impact, Harrison will once again provide valuable depth and experience to the Steelers' defense this time around.

Giorgio Newberry
No Updates
David Johnson
News
Johnson was signed by the Steelers on Tuesday, Dale Lolley of the Observer-Reporter of Washington reports

Johnson, entering his eighth season in the league, will return to Pittsburgh after spending the last two seasons with the Chargers. In the past two seasons he has only recorded two receptions for a total of eight yards but will battle with Ladarius Green, Matt Spaeth, and Jesse James, among others, for playing time at tight end with longtime veteran Heath Miller retiring earlier in the offseason.

Jordan Berry
No Updates
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 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.

Issac Blakeney
No Updates
Bruce Gradkowski
News
Gradkowski is re-signing with the Steelers to compete against Landry Jones for the backup job, Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reports.

Gradkowski and Jones went through the same thing last year, but the competition ended early when the former needed surgery on his non-throwing hand at the end of the preseason. Jones and Mike Vick both ended up making starts during Ben Roethlisberger's four-game absence, with Jones at least managing to hold his own. It thus seems Gradkowski will enter the competition as an underdog, though he should be back to full health.

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.

Mike Mitchell
News
Mitchell confirmed Friday that he's had surgery on his left shoulder and left hand this offseason, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Mitchell has been afflicted by injury throughout his two seasons with the Steelers, but no DNPs dot his game log during that stretch. In 2015, he racked up a career-high 80 tackles (58 solo), while contributing three interceptions, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries. It's unclear if he'll be ready for the start of the offseason program in April, but his availability for the 2016 season doesn't appear to be in peril.

Injury
Shoulder - Probable for start of season
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

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.

Matt Dooley
No Updates
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.

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
The Steelers selected Matakevich in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 246th overall.

Matakevich lacks the athleticism normally seen in starting NFL linebackers, but he'll get a long look from the league anyway thanks to his standout production on a strong Temple defense. Matakevich finished the 2015 season with 138 tackles (15 for a loss) and 4.5 sacks.

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.

DeAngelo Williams
News
Williams, who missed two postseason games with a foot injury, has been fully cleared in advance of the Steelers' offseason workouts, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports.

Williams -- who ended up logging 200 carries for 907 yards and 11 TDs in 16 games (including 10 starts) for the Steelers 2015 -- is thus set to reprise his role in the team's backfield in 2016, though assuming teammate Le'Veon Bell is able to bounce back fully from his knee woes, Williams is slated to open the campaign in a complementary role.

Jay Rome
No Updates
Montell Garner
No Updates
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.

Canaan Severin
No Updates
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) will have to fend off competition for the Steelers' kicking job, Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Susiham suffered a torn ACL in his non-kicking knee in August, causing him to miss the entire 2015 season. Rookie replacement Chris Boswell filled in more than capably, converting 36 of his 39 field-goal attempts and 27 of his 28 extra-point attempts between the regular season and playoffs. Suisham was excellent from 2012 to 2014, so he should at least have the opportunity to win back his job. Even if Boswell wins the battle, Suisham might find a landing spot with a different team.

Le'Veon Bell
News
Bell (knee) said Tuesday he will be 100 percent healthy for the start of training camp, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Bell is already doing individual work, including running and cutting, at the first round of OTAs. Although the Steelers will likely take things slow, Bell is nearly seven months removed from tearing his MCL, which should give him more than enough to get ready for camp. Despite suffering season-ending injuries the past two years, he has a strong argument to the first running back drafted, offering an unparalleled combination of running ability, receiving skills and team context.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for start of training camp
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.

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
Heyward-Bey has agreed to a multi-year deal with the Steelers, NFL Network's Rand Getlin reports.

Heyward-Bey re-signs with the Steelers after catching 21 passes (on 39 targets) for 314 yards and two touchdowns last season. The speedster's 15 yards per catch also nearly set a career-high, giving Pittsburgh a nice vertical threat to round out their explosive receiving corp.

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.
Sean Davis
No Updates
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 is in line for an expanded role in the Steelers' offense after Heath Miller retired from the NFL on Friday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Miller's announcement opens a void in the offense to be filled by James, Matt Spaeth, Xavier Grimble, and any other tight end obtained in the offseason. Spaeth is primarily known as a blocking specialist, leaving James, a 2015 fifth-round pick, as the prime pass-catching option remaining on the roster. Although James was inactive until Week 9, he logged nearly 17 percent of the offensive snaps in the regular season, which translated to eight catches (on 11 targets) for 56 yards and one touchdown.

Javon Hargrave
News
The Steelers selected Hargrave in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 89th overall.

One of the top pure nose tackles in the draft, Hargrave should fit like a glove in the Pittsburgh 3-4 as the Steelers attempt to replace Steve McLendon.

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
Daryl Richardson
News
Richardson has signed a reserve/future contract with the Steelers.

Richardson thus joins the team's backup RB depth corps behind Le'Veon Bell, with DeAngelo Williams and Fitzgerald Toussaint also under contract with the team for the 2016 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 has signed a three-year contract to remain with the Steelers, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Golden is coming off the best season of his four-year career, as he posted 40 tackles and an interception while starting three games at strong safety in 2015. The former undrafted free agent was also selected as Pittsburgh's special teams captain last season, evidencing his increasing importance to the Steelers going forward.

Al-Hajj Shabazz
No Updates
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.

Marcus Tucker
No Updates
Ladarius Green
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Green, who underwent ankle surgery following the 2015 season, expects to be ready in advance of training camp, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Green dealt with some ankle issues last season, but the situation was addressed by the procedure. The Steelers put the tight end through a physical before inking him to a four-year, $20 million deal, so evidently there's no real injury concerns on their part. In any case, Green fills a big need for the Steelers at the tight end position following the retirement of Heath Miller, who caught 60 passes for the team in 2015. While Miller -- a long-time fixture in the Pittsburgh offense -- isn't an easy act to follow, Green is viewed as a player with untapped potential, after having worked behind Antonio Gates in San Diego over the past four seasons.

Greg Warren
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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 has agreed to re-sign with the Steelers on a three-year contract, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Gay has yet to miss a game through nine seasons and has made 70 starts over the last five years. He was Pittsburgh's only reliable cornerback in 2015, and while he'll enter 2016 at 31 years old, Gay should be locked in as a starter for the next few seasons. The cornerback position should still be a priority for Pittsburgh in the draft.

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.

Tyriq McCord
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Will Allen
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Allen is likely to test the free agent market, according to ESPN writer Jeremy Fowler.

Recognizing the need to improve their defensive backfield, Pittsburh needs to determine if Allen, who will be 34 before the start of the season, fits in their plans. Despite setting single season career highs in tackles and passes defended in 2015, Allen could find himself on the open market where, considering his age, is unlikely to receive anything more than one year offers. Still, regarrdless of the team, if he is on the field Allen is a respectable IDP option.

Artie Burns
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The Steelers selected Burns in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 25th overall.

Burns is the fourth cornerback selected, behind Eli Apple (10), Vernon Hargreaves (11) and William Jackson III (24). Burns is generally regarded as more raw than the corners selected ahead of him, but he has the athleticism to imply similar or equal upside. At 6-foot, 193 pounds, Burns has long arms ideal for jamming (33.25 inches) to go with 4.46 speed.

Ray Vinopal
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The Cowboys signed running backs Michael Hill and Ben Malena after workouts on Saturday, per the Fort Worth Star Telegram.

The Cowboys are Hill's fifth NFL team since entering the league in 2013. Malena spent time with the Cowboys during training camp last year. 

Dallas also waived/injured rookie safety Ray Vinopal

DeVaunte Sigler
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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.

Ben Roethlisberger
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Roethlisberger has reportedly lost at least 15 pounds this offseason, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler relays via the quarterback's agent, Ryan Tollner.

The weight loss is a product of what the report describes as a "high-cardio plan" with team trainers, an approach designed to "alleviate potential pain" in the quarterback's joints on the heels of a 2015 season in which Roethlisberger endured various aches and pains, including knee, foot and shoulder woes. A full offseason to recover from his assortment of ailments, coupled with improved fitness, offers encouragement as the coming campaign approaches, though some other key variables remain in play when it comes to the prospects of the Steelers' offense in 2016. With that in mind, it will be worth monitoring the health of top running back (and highly capable pass-catcher) Le'Veon Bell, as well as the rapport Roethlisberger develops with new tight end Ladarius Green, who will look to fill the void created by the departure of long-time Steeler Heath Miller.

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.

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.

Brian Mihalik
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The Eagles have announced that they have signed three of their draft picks. Included are second-rounder and cornerback Eric Rowe, sixth-rounder and cornerback Randall Evans and seventh-rounder and defensive end Brian Mihalik.
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.

Steven Johnson
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Johnson agreed to a one-year deal with the Steelers on Thursday, Teresa Varley of steelers.com reports.

An undrafted free agent in 2012, Johnson began his career with the Broncos, registering 50 tackles over three seasons. After spending the 2015 season with the Titans, in which the 27-year-old recorded seven tackles in 16 games, Johnson will look to provide some depth at the linebacker position for the Steelers.

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.

Levi Norwood
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Sammie Coates
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Coates will have a chance to earn the Steelers' No. 3 wide receiver position if teammate Martavis Bryant is indeed suspended for the entire upcoming season, ESPN.com reports.

Coates, a third-round pick last year, hardly saw the field during his rookie campaign, although he did impress with two catches for 61 yards in Pittsburgh's playoff loss to the Broncos. Despite his sparse involvement, Coates often garnered glowing reviews from practice, and could now have the chance to show his skills more on Sundays with Bryant's potential suspension. A tremendous athlete, Coates would factor in behind star wideout Antonio Brown and No. 2 Markus Wheaton, but at 6-foot-1, 212 pounds, Coates' physicality should make him an enticing red zone target for Ben Roethlisberger.

Jerald Hawkins
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Travis Feeney
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The Steelers selected Feeney in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 220th overall.

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.

Will Monday
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Alejandro Villanueva
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The Eagles trimmed their roster to 76 players Saturday, as they announced the waiving of 14 players.

Among those waived are: wide receivers Kadron Boone and B.J. Cunningham; tight ends Emil Igwenagu and Blake Annen; offensive lineman Michael Bamiro, Karim Barton and Donald Hawkins; linebacker Jake Knott; defensive backs Daytawion Lowe and Davon Morgan; defensive linemen Joe Kruger, Frances Mays and Alejandro Villanueva; and kicker Carey Spear.  

The team still has to make one more cut before Tuesday. 

Jacob Hagen
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Johnny Maxey
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Brandon Brown-Dukes
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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.

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.

Roy Philon
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The Lions placed cornerback Chris Owens on injured reserve Monday. They also released tight end Deon Butler, quarterback Garrett Gilbert, receiver Vernon Johnson, running back Desmond Martin, defensive tackle Roy Philon, cornerback Jocquel Skinner, cornerback R.J. Stanford and defensive end Erik Williams.
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.

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Suspension - Suspended for 2016 season
DeMarcus Ayers
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Quinton Schooley
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Dustin Vaughan
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Although the Cowboys are reportedly pleased with Brandon Weeden, coach Jason Garrett told reporters he's still leaving the door open to adding a veteran this offseason, per ESPN.

Weeden, 31, is entering the final year of his contract. Last season, he passed for 303 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions while filling in for Romo when he was sidelined with two transverse process fractures. Dustin Vaughan, an undrafted free agent in 2014, was also active for one game last season.

"You're always trying to upgrade your football team," Garrett said. "Obviously, we feel really good about Tony. He had an outstanding year for us last year. Brandon did a really nice job in his opportunities. If you look at what he did -- he played in (four) games, (three) he came in relief for us and the one game he started we didn't play our best game on offense. But it was against a really good defensive team in Arizona. We still feel like he's a young player who needs to play more. He's really growing before our eyes.

"We like what Dustin Vaughn did in the preseason. He is a smart kid. He is really conscientious. He wants to be a good football player and works very hard at it. He's one of those guys, too, a young player and you can see him get better with every rep that he gets. He is going about it the right way. We think he's got a future."

 
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