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  • Steelers' Cameron Heyward: Productive in OT win

    Heyward racked up six solo tackles and a sack in Sunday's 16-13 OT win over the Ravens. Heyward tied for the team lead in tackles during Sunday's regular-season finale. The 32-year-old also recorded at least half a sack in six of the last seven games in the regular season. He appeared in every game this year and had a career-high 89 tackles (54 solo) along with 10 sacks, an interception, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and nine pass defenses.
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  • Steelers' Cameron Heyward: Records sack in loss

    Heyward logged eight tackles (two solo) and a sack in Sunday's 41-10 loss to the Bengals. Heyward had recorded just two sacks across the first six games of the season, but he now has 3.5 sacks across his last five appearances. During that time, the 32-year-old has totaled 21 tackles (12 solo), 3.5 sacks, two pass defenses and an interception.
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  • Steelers' Cameron Heyward: Two sacks against Detroit

    Heyward registered five tackles (three solo) and two sacks during Sunday's 16-16 tie with the Lions. Heyward came into the contest with 2.5 sacks through eight appearances, but he nearly doubled that production Sunday. The veteran defensive end has produced steady tackling numbers this season, but his fantasy value is directly correlated to his sack production.
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  • Steelers' Cameron Heyward: Logs full practice Wednesday

    Heyward (ankle) was able to practice fully for the Steelers on Wednesday, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Heyward suffered an ankle injury during the Steelers' victory over the Bears on Monday night of Week 9. The injury isn't considered serious, and the defensive end should be able to return to the field for the Steelers matchup with the Lions in Week 10. Expect Isaiahh Loudermilk to see an increased role if Heyward suffers any setbacks.
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  • Steelers' Cameron Heyward: Suffers injury Monday

    Heyward (ankle) was injured in the Steelers' win over the Bears on Monday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports. Heyward's injury is not considered serious and was categorized as minor bumps and bruises by head coach Mike Tomlin. Heyward will try to return to the field later this week.
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  • Steelers' Cameron Heyward: Racks up nine tackles

    Heyward recorded nine tackles (six solo) and one sack in Sunday's 23-20 win over the Seahawks. Heyward played 89 percent of the Steelers' defensive snaps and recorded a season-high nine tackles in the overtime victory. Heading into Pittsburgh's Week 7 bye, the 32-year-old has totaled 36 tackles (20 solo), two sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and five pass defenses.
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  • Steelers' Cameron Heyward: Notches fourth sack

    Heyward made five tackles (two solo), including a sack, in Sunday's 28-24 win over the Colts. After three straight seasons with more than eight sacks, Heyward producing just four sacks thus far is disappointing. The veteran defensive end has also added 54 tackles (30 solo) and three pass breakups through 15 games.
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  • Steelers' Cameron Heyward: Practices in full Wednesday

    Heyward (quadriceps) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports. Heyward's full participation lends credence to the previous report that the quadriceps injury he sustained in last week's win over the Ravens was minor. He should be out there Sunday against the Cowboys.
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  • Steelers' Cameron Heyward: Picks up minor quad injury

    Heyward sustained a minor quadriceps injury during Sunday's win over the Ravens, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The 31-year-old sustained the injury during the fourth quarter and ended up setting a season high in defensive snap count (75) and snap share (91 percent). Heyward may be limited at practice this week, but he should still have a chance to play Week 9 since it doesn't appear to be a serious issue.
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  • Steelers' Cameron Heyward: Big four-year extension

    Heyward and the Steelers agreed to terms on a four-year, $65.6 million contract extension Sunday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. Heyward's contract includes the final season of his current deal, linking him to the Steelers for the next five years. The 31-year-old is a pillar of consistency along Pittsburgh's defensive line in addition to being a captain, so it's no surprise that the team made extending him before the regular season a priority. He's coming off the highest tackle total of his career (83 solo) and has averaged just over nine-and-a-half sacks across the last three seasons, making him a solid IDP option.
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  • Steelers' Cameron Heyward: Another sack in win

    Heyward had three tackles (two solo) including a sack in Sunday's 17-12 win over the Rams. The Pittsburgh defense recorded four sacks, giving it 33 for the campaign -- second most in the league -- and has the unit on pace for 59 sacks this season. Heyward has 5.5 sacks and will look to add to that total in Week 11 against Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield, who has been sacked 24 times this season.
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  • Steelers' Cameron Heyward: Another sack in win

    Heyward had six tackles (three solo), including a sack, in Monday's 27-14 win over the Dolphins. Despite falling behind 14-0 in the first quarter, the Pittsburgh defense held Miami to just 22 rushing yards on 11 carries in the first half. That allowed them to close the gap to 14-10, then pin their ears back and come after quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in the second half. Heyward now has 4.5 sacks -- all in his last four games -- heading into Pittsburgh's Week 9 contest against Indianapolis, and he's a decent defensive lineman option in IDP formats.
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  • Steelers' Cameron Heyward: Tacks on another sack

    Heyward made four solo tackles and a sack in Sunday's 26-23 overtime loss to the Ravens. Heyward was able to take down Lamar Jackson in this contest, and he now shares the team lead for sacks (3.5) with T.J. Watt and Stephon Tuitt. This is a sustainable rate for Heyward considering he has 20 sacks over the last two seasons, and he provides a decent IDP floor by averaging five tackles per game.
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  • Steelers' Cameron Heyward: Still dealing with quad issue

    Coach Mike Tomlin said Heyward (quadriceps) will continue to be evaluated and will be limited in practice this week, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports. Heyward went to the locker room after hurting his thigh in Monday's game versus the Bengals, but he returned promptly. His final stat line didn't look bothered, as he recorded 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble in the contest. While the Steelers plan to keep a close eye on him during this week of practice, it appears he should play in Sunday's game versus the Ravens barring any setbacks.
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  • Steelers' Cameron Heyward: Cannot be contained Monday

    Heyward recorded six tackles (four solo), 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble in Monday's win over the Bengals. Not even a thigh injury could slow down Heyward, who briefly exited the contest in the first quarter. The veteran had a litany of impressive plays Monday night, including a strip-sack late in the fourth quarter. Hewyard had not recorded a sack heading into the contest, but he's now tied for the second-highest figure in that category on the team. As long as the thigh injury is not serious, Heyward will shift his focus to Sunday's matchup with the Ravens.
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  • Steelers' Cameron Heyward: Heads to locker room

    Heyward (thigh) is questionable to return to Monday's game against the Bengals, Steelers' Director of Communications Burt Lauten reports. Heyward suffered the injury on the first drive during the game and was seen with a limp on the sidelines. He headed to the locker room to get more tests done on his thigh, and with Heyward sidelined, look for Tyson Alualu to see an increase in snaps on the defensive line.
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  • Steelers' Cameron Heyward: No signs of aging

    Heyward had two tackles (both solo) for two sacks during Sunday's 16-13 win over Cincinnati. Heyward finishes up his ninth season with 51 tackles -- including eight sacks -- and one fumble recovery in 16 games. He has two years remaining on his current contract and does not appear to be slowing down. The 29-year-old has recorded 20 sacks in his past 31 games to match a much younger T.J. Watt's (24 years old) production over that same span.
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  • Steelers' Cameron Heyward: Two sacks in win

    Heyward totaled three tackles (two solo) including two sacks during Thursday's 52-21 win over Carolina. The defense sacked Cam Newton five times and applied pressure all game for their widest margin of victory this season. Heyward now has 4.5 sacks on the season and will look to add to that total in Week 11 against the Jaguars.
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  • Steelers' Cameron Heyward: Sitting out of practice

    Heyward (knee) did not participate in Wednesday's practice. The specifics of Heyward's injury are unclear, but it's possible the 29-year-old is getting a veteran's day off. His absence from practice presumably allows Leterrius Walton to work with the first-team defense.
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  • Steelers' Cameron Heyward: To rest against Packers

    Heyward will not participate in Thursday's exhibition tilt against the Packers for rest purposes. The Steelers are expected to rest several veterans Thusday, so there is no surprise that Heyward is one of them. The 29-year-old defensive end is entering his eighth season with the club and expected to start once again.
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