Ebron failed to haul in either of his two targets in Sunday's 26-17 loss to the Raiders. Ebron dealt with a hamstring injury during practice ahead of Sunday's Week 2 matchup, but he wasn't on the injury report. Rookie Pat Freiermuth drew the start at tight end and hauled in all four of his targets, while Ebron has been targeted twice in each of the first two weeks of the 2021 campaign.
Ebron (hamstring) was a full participant in Friday's practice and doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Raiders, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports. Ebron popped up on the injury report after missing practice Thursday, but he logged a full practice Friday to shed the injury label. The veteran tight end is working in a timeshare with Pat Freiermuth, and the Steelers' offense has a lot of mouths to feed in the passing game, limiting both players' upside.
Ebron (hamstring) didn't practice Thursday, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports. Ebron's addition to the injury report Thursday after practicing without limitation Wednesday makes his status for Sunday's game against the Raiders worth monitoring. If the tight end is out or limited this weekend, added opportunities would be on tap for Pat Freiermuth in Week 2.
Ebron hauled in one of his two targets for 19 yards in Sunday's 23-16 win over the Bills. Both Ebron and rookie Pat Freiermuth started at tight end in Sunday's season opener, and both players hauled in one reception in the comeback win. While the veteran will likely have to compete for targets in 2021, it appears as though both tight ends will have roles in Pittsburgh's offense to begin the year.
Ebron brought in four of his six targets for 59 yards in Saturday's 26-20 preseason win over the Lions. Ebron had a team-high 59 receiving yards while playing 41 percent of the offensive snaps Saturday, but he dropped a 20-yard target on third down during the team's first drive of the game. He played more snaps than rookie tight end Pat Freiermuth, but Freiermuth racked up two touchdowns in the win. Across his two preseason appearances, Ebron has totaled five receptions for 64 yards.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||10/03||@Green Bay Packers||18||7.00|
|11||11/21||@Los Angeles Chargers||19||7.00|
|16||12/26||@Kansas City Chiefs||23||9.00|
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|3 Year Avg||84||51||561||7||30||11.00||96|