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  • Steelers' Robert Spillane: Signs one-year tender with Steelers

    Spillane signed his one-year, $2.43 million tender with the Steelers on Friday, Joe Rutter of TribLIVE reports. Spillane appeared in 14 games (four starts) last season and totaled 56 tackles (29 solo), including two for loss. The fifth-year linebacker figures to provide depth behind Devin Bush and Myles Jack again in 2022, but his role may increase slightly with the departure of Joe Schobert.
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  • Steelers' Robert Spillane: Not on injury report

    Spillane (knee) wasn't listed on the injury report for Wednesday's practice session, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports. Coach Mike Tomlin revealed Tuesday that Spillane is dealing with a knee injury, but the 26-year-old didn't have any limitations during Wednesday's practice session. It appears as though he'll be available for Sunday's wild-card matchup against Kansas City.
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  • Steelers' Robert Spillane: Returns to full practice

    Spillane (knee) was a full practice participant Thursday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports. Spillane has been sidelined for each of Pittsburgh's last two games, but he should be in line for a Week 15 return against Tennessee. Prior to the injury, Spillane had played primarily on special teams while logging 27 total tackles across 10 contests.
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  • Steelers' Robert Spillane: Placed on COVID list

    Spillane (knee) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports. Spillane has already been dealing with a knee injury, and he now finds himself in COVID-19 protocols as well. The confluence of maladies will sideline him against Baltimore in Week 13, and Spillane will be fighting an uphill battle to get back on the field next Thursday against Minnesota.
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  • Steelers' Robert Spillane: Practices fully Wednesday

    Spillane (ankle) was able to practice fully for the Steelers on Wednesday, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Spillane suffered an ankle injury in Monday's win over the Bears, and coach Mike Tomlin stated the injury isn't considered serious. After recording a full practice Wednesday, Spillane should be able to suit up Sunday against the Lions. If the linebacker suffers any setbacks before Week 10, expect Buddy Johnson to see an increased role behind Joe Schobert.
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  • Steelers' Robert Spillane: Picks up injury Monday

    Spillane (ankle) was injured during the Steelers' win over the Bears on Monday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports. Spillane's injury is not believed to be serious and was considered minor bumps and bruises by head coach Mike Tomlin. He'll try to return to the field for practice this week before a Week 10 game against the Lions.
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  • Steelers' Robert Spillane: Racks up 10 tackles

    Spillane recorded 10 tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's 26-17 loss to the Raiders. Spillane was unavailable for last week's season opener due to a shin injury that he sustained in warmups, but he had a large role in his season debut. He served as a starter in Week 2 with Devin Bush (groin) sidelined, and he tied for the team lead in tackles against Las Vegas.
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  • Steelers' Robert Spillane: Puts in full practice

    Spillane (shin) was a full participant at Thursday's practice, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports. Spillane was a surprise inactive for Week 1 due to a shin injury suffered during warmups, but it doesn't appear to have been a serious issue. The acquisition of Joe Schobert should have Spillane working in a reserve role for Pittsburgh.
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  • Steelers' Robert Spillane: Re-signs in Pittsburgh

    Spillane signed a one-year contract with Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Missi Matthews of the Steelers' official site reports. The Steelers tendered Spillane earlier this month, so it was all but a given that he would be back with the team in 2021. After being thrust into the starting lineup on seven occasions after injuries piled up at linebacker last season, Spillane has proven himself as a capable depth piece going forward.
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  • Steelers' Robert Spillane: Tendered by Steelers

    The Steelers extended Spillane a free-agent tender Saturday, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports. Spillane suited up 12 games for the Steelers in 2020, and he made seven starts after injuries piled up. Over 378 snaps, Spillane registered 45 tackles, four pass breakups, two sacks and a pick-six. The Steelers like his potential and believe he can provide sturdy depth in 2021.
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  • Steelers' Robert Spillane: Returns from IR

    Spillane was activated from the Steelers' injured reserve list Saturday. Spillane's knee injury caused him to miss the past four games, but after a slow and careful recovery, the linebacker can officially suit up for Sunday's wild-card matchup against the Browns. The 25-year-old has posted 45 tackles (39 solo), two sacks and one interception throughout his 12 games this season.
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  • Steelers' Robert Spillane: Ruled out for Week 14

    Spillane (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bills, Dale Lolley of DK Pittsburgh Sports reports. Avery Williamson, who racked up a team-high nine tackles after Spillane was injured in Monday's loss to Washington, will start at inside linebacker while Spillane sits. Spillane will get an extra day to heal up before the Steelers' Week 15 trip to Cincinnati, as that game is schedule to be played on Monday Night Football.
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  • Steelers' Robert Spillane: Expected to miss time

    Spillane is expected to miss time due to a knee injury suffered during Monday's game against Washington, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. After being taken to the locker room by trainers in Monday's game, it was confirmed Spillane will miss time but thankfully won't need surgery. Expect Avery Williamson to take over Spillane's role as primary inside linebacker until he can return, which hopefully should be before the season ends.
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  • Steelers' Robert Spillane: Heads to locker room

    Spillane (knee) is questionable to return to Monday's matchup against Washington after being taken to the locker room by trainers, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports. Spillane was injured while completing a tackle on Terry McLaurin during Washington's opening drive of the second half. November trade addition Avery Williamson plugs into Spillane's inside linebacker spot until the Western Michigan product is able to return.
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  • Steelers' Robert Spillane: Gets 11 tackles, interception TD

    Spillane recorded 11 tackles (10 solo) and an interception that he returned for a 33-yard touchdown in Sunday's 28-24 win over Baltimore. He also had one tackle for loss and two passes defensed. Spillane got the scoring started with a pick-six on Baltimore's opening drive, and he kept his motor running on high for the rest of the game, leading the team in tackles. The Steelers boosted their interior linebacker depth by trading for Avery Williamson later Sunday, but Spillane will continue to play the vast majority of defensive snaps if he keeps performing at this level.
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  • Steelers' Robert Spillane: Starting role on tap

    Spillane is expected to start at inside linebacker moving forward in place of Devin Bush (torn ACL), Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. Since entering the league as an undrafted free agent in 2018, Spillane has totaled just nine defensive snaps. He's been an effective special-teams tackler with 18 stops over his last 13 games, but now he'll have a major role in one of the league's best defenses. There could be some growing pains, and if the 24-year-old falters, Marcus Allen could replace him.
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  • Steelers' Robert Spillane: Promoted to active roster

    Spillane was promoted from the Steelers' practice squad to the active roster Tuesday, Teresa Varley of the team's official site reports. Spillane has yet to log a single defensive snap since entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2018, but the Western Michigan product may be asked to fill in on special teams with the Steelers.
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  • Titans' Robert Spillane: Promoted to active roster

    The Titans promoted Spillane to their 53-man roster on Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. Spillane -- who led the Titans in tackles during the preseason -- spent the first five weeks of the season on the practice squad before his promotion. The rookie out of Western Michigan will likely provide depth at the linebacker position.
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