Steelers' Ryan Shazier: Hopes to resume playing

Steelers team president Art Rooney II said Wednesday that Shazier (spine) still wants to resume his NFL playing career if he gains medical clearance, Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Shazier began jogging in December for the first time since suffering the spinal injury a year earlier in a game against the Bengals. The Steelers kept the 26-year-old under contract for 2018 despite knowing he wouldn't see the field, but he'll become a free agent when the new league year begins in March. Rooney indicated the team would like to re-sign Shazier, though how exactly they would do so remains unclear given the severity of his injury and uncertain playing future.

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