Fantasy News

  • Steelers' Tyson Alualu: Activated off active/PUP list

    The Steelers activated Alualu (undisclosed) off the active/PUP list Monday. Alualu missed all but two games last season due to a fractured ankle, but it remains unclear if that issue and his placement on the PUP list to start training camp had any correlation. Regardless, now that the 35-year-old veteran is healthy, he'll look to reclaim his spot on the interior of Pittsburgh's defensive line. Before his injury last season, the 2010 first-round pick had appeared in all but two regular-season games over his prior four campaigns with the Steelers.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Steelers' Tyson Alualu: Goes on PUP list

    Alualu (undisclosed) was placed on the active/PUP list Tuesday. Alualu missed all but two games last season due to a fractured ankle. However, it's unknown if this is the reason he was placed on the PUP list. The 35-year-old veteran is expected to be a significant piece in the middle of the Steelers' defensive line.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Steelers' Tyson Alualu: Ready to return

    Alualu (ankle) is ready to return next season and is expected to start, Chris Adamski of Triblive.com reports. Alualu went down with a fractured ankle in Week 2 and spent the rest of the 2021 season on IR. Prior to that, the 11-year veteran had never missed more than two games in a season in his career, and his return should be a boost to the Steelers defensive line.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Steelers' Tyson Alualu: Slated to miss significant time

    Coach Mike Tomlin said Sunday that Alualu (ankle) will miss "significant time," Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports. Alualu had to be helped off the field in Sunday's Week 2 loss to the Raiders, and he was diagnosed with a fractured ankle. He'll undergo further tests Monday to determine the extent of the issue, but Isaiah Buggs will likely take on a starting role while the 34-year-old is sidelined.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Steelers' Tyson Alualu: Will not return Sunday

    Alualu (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Raiders, Burt Lauten the Steelers Director of Communication reports. Alualu was helped off the field by teammates in the first quarter of Week 2 after sustaining a knee injury. The 34-year-old defensive tackle played 54 snaps in Week 1 and registered five tackles. Isaiah Buggs will likely see extended snaps for the rest of the contest.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Steelers' Tyson Alualu: Staying in Pittsburgh after all

    Alualu signed a two-year contract with the Steelers after backing out of his verbal agreement with the Jaguars on Saturday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Alualu agreed to terms on a two-year, $6 million contract with the Jaguars earlier in March, but before putting pen to paper, the veteran defensive tackle contracted COVID-19, delaying his official signing. Over those 10 days, Alualu had a change of heart, and he'll stay for two more years in Pittsburgh. Alualu should start at nose tackle in 2021 after posting 38 tackles, five pass breakups and two sacks over 15 games last year.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Jaguars' Tyson Alualu: Heading to Jacksonville

    Alualu agreed to a two-year, $6 million contract with the Jaguars on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Alualu moves back to the Jaguars team that drafted him in the first round back in 2010. He spent the past four seasons with the Steelers after opening his career with six years in Jacksonville. The defensive lineman had 38 tackles and two sacks last year in Pittsburgh.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Steelers' Tyson Alualu: Shakes off injury

    Alualu (knee) won't carry an injury tag into Sunday's game versus the Bengals, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports. Alualu should return to his starting nose tackle role after upgrading to full participation during Friday's practice. The veteran has recorded 16 tackles (nine solo), a sack and three pass breakups through seven games.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Steelers' Tyson Alualu: Officially out for Week 9

    Alualu (knee) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports. Alualu is nursing a sprained MCL that's expected to cost him a game or two, so his being ruled out for Week 9 doesn't come as much of a surprise. Isaiah Buggs could see an increased defensive role as long as Alualu is sidelined.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Steelers' Tyson Alualu: Dealing with MCL sprain

    Alualu was diagnosed with a sprained MCL after leaving Sunday's win over the Ravens, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. The 33-year-old played only six snaps during the first quarter before going down with the injury and being labeled doubtful to return. Alualu isn't expected to face a significant absence, but his status for the Week 9 matchup with the Cowboys remains in question.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Steelers' Tyson Alualu: Leaves with knee injury

    Alualu is doubtful to return to Sunday's game against the Ravens due to a knee injury, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports. Alualu picked up the knee injury during the first quarter of the divisional matchup and is likely done for the day. Isaiah Buggs should have an increased role during his absence.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Steelers' Tyson Alualu: Battling knee issue

    Coach Mike Tomlin said Alualu has a knee contusion and could be limited in practice, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports. Alualu has been a solid contributor through two games, posting nine tackles, a sack and a pass breakup. It's unclear how severe this injury is, and he could be limited all week in practice. Isaiah Buggs will start at nose tackle if Alualu is forced to miss any time.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Steelers' Tyson Alualu: Slotting into starting lineup

    Alualu is expected to draw the start at defensive end against the Dolphins on Monday, Mark Kaboly of The Athletic reports. After handling a rotational role for most of the Steelers' first six contests, Alualu will replace Stephon Tuitt (pectoral) in the 3-4 base defense. Since Alualu offers his best work against the run, he'll likely cede his spot at defensive end to Javon Hargrave on obvious passing downs.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Steelers' Tyson Alualu: Sub-par season comes to an end

    Alualu had two tackles during Sunday's 16-13 win over Cincinnati. The nine-year veteran finished his second season with the Steelers totaling 22 tackles in 15 games. The 22 tackles were the fewest in a season for Alualu, who also failed to record a sack for the first time in his career. An unrestricted free agent, it remains to be seen if he will be back in Pittsburgh for the 2019 season.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Steelers' Tyson Alualu: Out for Sunday's game

    Alualu (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports. Alualu received a doubtful designation Friday so this news was expected. He played 29 defensive snaps in Week 1 versus the Browns, and his absence will leave a large workload for starter Stephon Tuitt.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Steelers' Tyson Alualu: Doubtful for Week 2

    Alualu (shoulder) has been deemed doubtful for Sunday's matchup with the Chiefs. Alualu was able to practice in limited fashion both Thursday and Friday after sitting out Wednesday, but he will need to show some big improvements if he hopes to suit up Sunday. Leterrius Walton and Daniel McCullers will be the only available depth defensive lineman should he ultimately sit out.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Steelers' Tyson Alualu: Leads defense with two sacks in win

    Alualu, who recorded eight tackles (six solo), including two sacks in Sunday's win over the Browns, finishes up the 2017 season with 39 tackles (25 solo), including four sacks in 16 games. Starting for Cam Heyward (inactive, coach's decision), Alualu got to DeShone Kizer on Cleveland's first offensive possession of the game and was a dominant force on defense the entire game. Pittsburgh recorded six sacks, giving them 56 on the season, only the third time they've notched 50 or more sacks in the past 16 years (2002, 2008).
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Steelers' Tyson Alualu: Limited at practice

    Alualu was limited at practice Tuesday due to a calf injury, Chris Adamski of The Tribune-Review reports. Alualu missed all of OTAs with the calf injury, so his limited participation is a welcome sign for Steelers' fans. Barring a major setback, it appears the injury will have no effect on his availability during the regular season.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Steelers' Tyson Alualu: Signs with Steelers

    The Steelers have signed Alualu, the team's official site reports. Alualu, who the Jaguars made the 10th pick overall in the 2010 NFL draft, bolsters the Steelers' defensive line depth, with his ability to play both tackle and end an asset in that regard. In 14 games last season, the 6-foot-3, 304-pound Alualu -- who turns 30 in May -- recorded 37 tackles and 2.5 sacks.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Tyson Alualu: Visiting with Steelers

    Alualu is scheduled to visit with the Steelers, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports. Alualu, the 10th overall pick in 2010, has averaged 38 tackles and 2.5 sacks since entering the league. Although that production doesn't match his lofty draft slot, his consistency and ability to line up at either defensive tackle or defensive end would add good depth to Pittsburgh's front seven.
    ... See More ... See Less