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  • Steelers' Kalen Ballage: Minimal work in finale

    Ballage rushed once for zero yards in Sunday's 16-13 OT win over the Ravens.

    Although Najee Harris sustained an elbow injury on the team's first drive Sunday, Ballage was on the field for just seven offensive snaps. Instead, most of the backfield duties went to Benny Snell before Harris returned to the field. Ballage appeared in every game during the regular season and rushed 12 times for 36 yards while securing two of seven targets for eight yards. He's slated to become an unrestricted free agent during the offseason after signing a one-year deal with the Steelers in March.

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  • Steelers' Kalen Ballage: Racks up 21 rushing yards

    Ballage recorded three carries for 21 yards while securing one of two targets for six yards in Sunday's 41-10 loss to the Bengals.

    Ballage was on the field for just eight offensive snaps in Sunday's matchup, but he had a season-high 27 yards from scrimmage in the blowout loss. The 25-year-old has been on the field for double-digit offensive snaps just once this season and continues to have minimal fantasy value as long as Najee Harris remains healthy.

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  • Steelers' Kalen Ballage: Logs three yards in Week 11

    Ballage recorded one carry for three yards while failing to haul in his lone target in Sunday's 41-37 loss to the Chargers.

    Sunday's performance marked just the second time that Ballage logged positive yardage on the ground across the first 10 games of the season. During that time, he's recorded eight carries for 15 yards while securing one of five targets for two yards.

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  • Steelers' Kalen Ballage: Totals two yards against Chicago

    Ballage secured his lone target for two yards in Monday's 29-27 win over the Bears.

    Ballage's seven offensive snaps Monday ranked second among the Steelers' running backs, but he failed to have a significant impact. None of Pittsburgh's backup running backs have managed to carve out meaningful production behind lead back Najee Harris to begin the year.

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  • Steelers' Kalen Ballage: Minimal role against Browns

    Ballage rushed once for minus-3 yards in Sunday's 15-10 win over Cleveland.

    Ballage played a season-high 11 snaps in Week 6, but he was on the field for just three offensive snaps against the Browns. The 25-year-old has rushed just seven times for 12 yards across his first seven appearances with the Steelers.

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  • Steelers' Kalen Ballage: Limited playing time in OT win

    Ballage recorded two carries for 15 yards in Sunday's 23-20 overtime win over the Seahawks.

    Although rookie Najee Harris played 84 percent of the Steelers' offensive snaps Sunday, Ballage was on the field for 16 percent of the snaps and was the only other running back to play on offense. The 2018 fourth-rounder was efficient with his two touches, but he's still had fairly minimal work to begin the season.

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  • Steelers' Kalen Ballage: Four carries in Week 5

    Ballage rushed four times for zero yards while failing to secure his lone target in Sunday's 27-19 win over Denver.

    Ballage saw his first taste of offensive work last week, and he played 10 offensive snaps in Week 5 since Najee Harris dealt with cramping. Assuming Harris is fully healthy for Sunday's Week 6 matchup, Ballage should continue to be an insignificant fantasy contributor.

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  • Steelers' Kalen Ballage: Plays four offensive snaps

    Ballage didn't record any touches in Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Packers.

    Ballage didn't appear on offense in any of the first three games of the season, and he continued to see minimal playing time in Week 4. The 25-year-old was on the field for just four offensive snaps against Green Bay and has yet to record any touches in 2021 while working behind Najee Harris, who has played a three-down role early in his career.

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  • Steelers' Kalen Ballage: No offensive snaps

    Ballage logged four snaps on special teams during Sunday's 23-16 win over the Bills.

    Ballage didn't see a single snap on offense. Rookie running back Najee Harris carried the load Sunday, playing on all 58 of Pittsburgh's offensive snaps. Ballage is currently third on the depth chart, and Harris' three-down skill set will make it hard for the veteran to see much playing time on offense.

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  • Steelers' Kalen Ballage: Pair of carries

    Ballage carried the ball two times for eight yards in Friday's preseason game against Carolina.

    Ballage worked in a third-down role in the team's first offensive drive, though he was unable to convert his lone target into a catch. He drew one carry on the following drive and was held off the stat sheet thereafter until the fourth quarter. Ballage battled a lower-body issue throughout the middle of training camp but has been healthier than Benny Snell overall. That could clear a path for Ballage to make the roster, though the Steelers' depth roles at the position remain unclear.

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  • Steelers' Kalen Ballage: Productive in exhibition win

    Ballage recorded seven carries for 30 yards and hauled in both of his targets for 17 yards in Saturday's 26-20 preseason win over the Lions.

    Ballage played just 15 snaps in Saturday's win, but he saw plenty of work after he was held out of the Steelers' second preseason game due to a lower-body injury. The 25-year-old led the team's running backs in rushing yards, and his 11-yard rush in the third quarter was Pittsburgh's longest of the game. Ballage has made a strong case for a 53-man roster spot ahead of the regular season as he competes for a backup role behind starter Najee Harris.

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  • Steelers' Kalen Ballage: Back at practice

    Ballage (lower body) returned to practice Tuesday, Dale Lolley of reports.

    Ballage sustained a lower-body injury in the preseason opener versus the Cowboys and didn't take the field in last week's exhibition game against Philadelphia. However, he took carries ahead of Jaylen Samuels in Tuesday's practice, an indication Ballage will likely suit up for Saturday's preseason matchup against the Lions.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 231 lbs
Birthplace: Arvada, CO
Age: 28
School: Arizona State
Experience: 5