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  • Steelers' Minkah Fitzpatrick: Returns from NFI list

    The Steelers activated Fitzpatrick from the team's active/non-football injury list Thursday, Chris Adamski of the Tribune-Review reports. Fitzpatrick did not participate in the team's previous offseason workouts while negotiating a four-year, $73.6 million extension with the Steelers, and he opened training camp on the NFI list with a wrist injury suffered away from the team's facilities. As a result, the All-Pro safety has participated in a limited fashion throughout the start of Pittsburgh's training camp sessions, but he should now be available to practice and play this preseason. Fitzpatrick collected a career-high 124 tackles over 16 games last year and will be a cornerstone of Pittsburgh's secondary this regular season.
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  • Steelers' Minkah Fitzpatrick: Return imminent

    Fitzpatrick (wrist) should be practicing sooner rather than later, according to Steelers general manager Omar Khan, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports. Fitzpatrick landed on the active/non-football injury list last Tuesday after hurting his wrist while on vacation. A quick return is good news for the Steelers, as the 25-year-old should continue to be an integral piece of their secondary in 2022.
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  • Steelers' Minkah Fitzpatrick: Signs massive extension

    Fitzpatrick agreed Wednesday with the Steelers on a four-year, $73.6 million extension with the Steelers on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports Per Schefter, the $36 million in guaranteed money and $18.4 million annual average salary makes Fitzpatrick the highest-paid safety in NFL history. The 2018 first-round pick is coming off a career-high 124-tackle season and has recorded 11 interceptions, four fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles and three touchdowns across his first two-and-a-half seasons in Pittsburgh. The Alabama product projects to be one of the most prolific IDP options in fantasy once again during the 2022 campaign.
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  • Steelers' Minkah Fitzpatrick: Six tackles in Week 18

    Fitzpatrick totaled six tackles (five solo) and a pass defense in Sunday's 16-13 OT win over the Ravens. Fitzpatrick tied for the team lead in tackles during Sunday's regular-season finale and totaled at least six tackles in six of his last seven appearances of the year. He appeared in all but one game during the regular season and had a team-high 124 tackles (84 solo) along with two interceptions, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and seven pass defenses.
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  • Steelers' Minkah Fitzpatrick: Tallies 12 stops

    Fitzpatrick recorded 12 tackles and one pass defended in Sunday's 36-10 loss to the Chiefs. Fitzpatrick was one of the few bright spots in an otherwise disastrous game for Pittsburgh by leading the team in tackles. He's occupied a key role in the defense throughout the season but has been particularly sharp of late by logging 50 tackles, four passes defended and two interceptions across his last five contests. With 114 stops for the season, Fitzpatrick has already surpassed the 100-tackle mark for the first time in his career and will have the chance to build on his production in Monday's matchup against the Browns.
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  • Steelers' Minkah Fitzpatrick: Leading tackler in win

    Fitzpatrick logged 14 tackles (12 solo) and a fumble recovery in Sunday's 19-13 win over the Titans. Fitzpatrick's 14 tackles marked his highest total of the season, and he led the Steelers in tackles during the narrow victory. He's played every defensive snap in each of the last three games and has totaled 29 tackles (22 solo), an interception, a fumble recovery and two pass defenses during that time.
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  • Steelers' Minkah Fitzpatrick: Another interception against Ravens

    Fitzpatrick recorded nine tackles (seven solo) and an interception in Sunday's 20-19 win over the Ravens. Fitzpatrick was unable to haul in any interceptions across the first nine games of the season, but he's now recorded picks in back-to-back weeks. He ended Baltimore's opening drive with his interception in the end zone during Sunday's narrow victory and also led the Steelers in tackles. The 2018 first-rounder has recorded a career-high 82 tackles (56 solo) with two interceptions, three pass defenses and a forced fumble across his first 11 appearances of the season.
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  • Steelers' Minkah Fitzpatrick: Logs interception in Week 12

    Fitzpatrick totaled eight tackles (five solo) and an interception in Sunday's 41-10 loss to the Bengals. Fitzpatrick missed last week's loss to the Chargers after testing positive for COVID-19, but he was on the field for 95 percent of the Steelers' defensive snaps in Week 12. Across four appearances since Pittsburgh's Week 7 bye, the 25-year-old has tallied 25 tackles (18 solo), an interception and two pass defenses.
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  • Steelers' Minkah Fitzpatrick: Activated from COVID list

    Pittsburgh activated Fitzpatrick (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports. As a result, Fitzpatrick, who missed the Steelers' loss to the Chargers in Week 11, will reclaim his starting free safety role Sunday against the Bengals. The looming return of Fitzpatrick -- and likely, cornerback Joe Haden (foot) and outside linebacker T.J. Watt (hip) -- should help the Pittsburgh defense deliver a better showing Week 12 after surrendering 41 points and 382 passing yards against the Chargers. Over nine games this season, Fitzpatrick has recorded 64 tackles and a forced fumble.
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  • Steelers' Minkah Fitzpatrick: Not expected to play Sunday

    Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Fitzpatrick (illness) isn't expected to play in Sunday's contest against the Chargers, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports. Fitzpatrick was placed on the COVID-19 list Monday after Kimberley A. Martin of ESPN reported the 24-year-old tested positive for the virus. According to Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com, Fitzpatrick is vaccinated, so he would be eligible to play Sunday against the Chargers as long as he's no longer experiencing symptoms and provides two negative tests at least 24 hours apart. However, Tomlin's comments suggest the Steelers are planning to be without the star safety, which would likely force Tre Norwood into a spot start.
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  • Steelers' Minkah Fitzpatrick: Goes on COVID-19 list

    Pittsburgh placed Fitzpatrick (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports. Fitzpatrick's move off the 53-man roster was fully expected after Kimberley A. Martin of ESPN reported earlier Monday that the star safety tested positive for the virus. According to Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com, Fitzpatrick is vaccinated, so he'll be eligible to play in the Steelers' next game Sunday against the Chargers so long as he's no longer experiencing symptoms of the virus and tests negative on two occasions at least 24 hours apart. Through Pittsburgh's first nine games, Fitzpatrick has recorded 64 tackles, one forced fumble and one pass breakup.
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  • Steelers' Minkah Fitzpatrick: Under contract through 2022

    The Steelers have exercised the fifth-year option on Fitzpatrick's rookie contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. This was a no-brainer, considering Fitzpatrick has been fantastic and the fifth-year option is guaranteed for injury only. The 24-year-old safety has nine interceptions and three defensive touchdowns in 30 regular-season games for the Steelers, earning First Team All-Pro honors in back-to-back years.
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  • Steelers' Minkah Fitzpatrick: Logs five tackles in Week 17

    Fitzpatrick totaled five tackles (four solo) and one pass defense in Sunday's 24-22 loss to the Browns. Fitzpatrick made a significant impact for the Steelers during his first full season with the team in 2020. The 24-year-old recorded at least five tackles in each of the last four weeks of the season, finishing the year with 79 tackles (60 solo), four interceptions, one forced fumble and one touchdown. Fitzpatrick has played all 16 games in each of his first three seasons in the league, and he'll attempt to remain effective in the playoffs this year and in the final year of his contract in 2021.
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  • Steelers' Minkah Fitzpatrick: Tallies two interceptions

    Fitzpatrick recorded five tackles (three solo) and two interceptions in Sunday's 27-3 win over the Jaguars. The Steelers put on a defensive clinic in Sunday's Week 11 win, and Fitzpatrick was a key contributor once again. The 2018 first-rounder has recorded at least five tackles in each of the last five games, and he now has four interceptions this year.
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  • Steelers' Minkah Fitzpatrick: Dominant against Cowboys

    Fitzpatrick recorded six tackles (five solo) one interception, two pass deflections and one fumble recovery in Sunday's 24-19 win over the Cowboys. Fitzpatrick played a key role in Sunday's win, as he recovered a fumble just before halftime that led to a field goal while also logging an interception in the end zone to prevent a Cowboys touchdown. The 2018 first-rounder has been productive in his first full season with the Steelers, racking up 36 tackles (26 solo), two interceptions, one touchdown and one fumble recovery over the first eight games of the year.
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  • Steelers' Minkah Fitzpatrick: Breakout season comes to an end

    Fitzpatrick recorded four tackles (three solo) in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Ravens. After playing two games with Miami Fitzpatrick joined Pittsburgh and played the remaining 14 games. He finished the 2019 season with 69 tackles -- 57 with the Steelers -- a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries -- one of which he returned for a touchdown. He also finished tied for fourth in the league -- sharing the team lead with Joe Haden -- with five interceptions including another touchdown. Fitzpatrick now has seven interceptions -- including two pick-sixes -- in two seasons and is under contract until 2023.
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  • Steelers' Minkah Fitzpatrick: Logs five tackles in loss

    Fitzpatrick recorded five tackles (two solo) in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Jets. Fitzpatrick hasn't made many big plays in recent weeks. He has just one pass breakup and no interceptions or sacks over his last six games while making more than three tackles just twice in that span.
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  • Steelers' Minkah Fitzpatrick: Logs just one tackle in win

    Fitzpatrick notched one solo tackle in Sunday's win over the Cardinals. It was a season-low for Fitzpatrick. He has fewer than five tackles in five of his last seven games but has contributed four interceptions, six pass breakups and two fumble recoveries in that time.
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  • Dolphins' Minkah Fitzpatrick: Starting at safety

    Fitzpatrick will draw the start in Sunday's game against the Raiders, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports. Fitzpatrick is drawing the start with Reshad Jones (shoulder) inactive for the contest. Look for Fitzpatrick to see significant snaps as he'll aim to show the ability that made him the 11th overall pick in this year's draft.
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