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 widest margin of victory this season. Heyward now has 4.5 sacks this season. He'll look to add to that total in Week 11 against the Jaguars.
Heyward totaled three tackles (two solo) including one and a half sacks during Sunday's 41-17 win over the Falcons.
After notching 12 sacks last season, Heyward had gotten off to a slow start and had not recorded a sack since Week 1 against Cleveland. He'll look to keep the positive momentum going, having recorded four sacks in his last seven games against Week 6 opponent Cincinnati.
Heyward (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Heyward practiced fully Thursday and Friday, but it still wasn't enough for him to avoid an injury designation heading into the weekend. While it's possible Heyward may be playing hurt Sunday, there's no indication he'll see a drop in snaps as a result of the issue. The pass rusher was his usual productive self in the Steelers' season-opening tie with the Browns, finishing with seven tackles and a sack across 82 total snaps.
Heyward (knee) faced no limitations at Thursday's practice session.
Heyward did not participate at Wednesday's practice due to the knee injury, which appears to have been a minor issue. The 29-year-old should be ready for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
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.
|11||11/18/18||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ OAK||8:20 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ NO||4:25 pm|
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