Chickillo (ribs) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Raiders, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Chickillo was capable of suiting up for a trio of limited practice sessions this week, but he's ultimately been unable to gain clearance for the Broncos' 2020 finale. The 28-year-old closes out his sixth pro campaign with 11 tackles, one pass deflection and a sack over 11 game appearances.
Chickillo signed with the Broncos on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Chickillo will add depth to a linebacker group that already has two players -- Justin Strnad (wrist) and Von Miller (ankle) -- on injured reserve. Fellow reserve option Mark Barron is also dealing with a hamstring injury. While Chickillo was unable to make the Saints' final roster, he's a five-year veteran that has appeared in 65 games with the Steelers, accumulating 97 combined tackles and 7.5 sacks over that span.
Chickillo was released by the Saints on Saturday, Amie Just of Nola.com reports.
Chickillo's release isn't a shock, as the addition of rookie Zack Baun left no room for him on the roster. After five years with Pittsburgh and a short stay in New Orleans, he'll look for a new home.
Chickillo agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Saints on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Chickillo has spent all five seasons of his career to date playing a rotational role in Pittsburgh's linebacker corps, and he'll now look to carve out a similar gig in New Orleans. The 27-year-old also offers versatility on special teams, but he doesn't possess much (if any) fantasy value in IDP formats.
Chickillo was released by the Steelers on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Chickillo has played all of his five NFL seasons in Pittsburgh. He recorded just 19 tackles (nine solo) across 11 games in 2019. The 27-year-old is now set to test free agency.
Chickillo had two tackles (both solo) in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Ravens.
Chickillo finishes the 2019 season with 19 tackles including a half sack -- his fewest sack total since his 2015 rookie season -- in 11 games. He has one year remaining on his current contract but offers little individual fantasy value heading in to 2020.
Chickillo (ribs) is not listed on Friday's injury report, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.
Chickillo sat out Week 11's loss to the Browns due to a ribs issue, but he hasn't appeared on the injury report since. He stands to play his usual depth role against the Bengals on Sunday while contributing on special teams.
Chickillo (ribs) is inactive for Thursday's tilt against the Browns, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Chickillo suffered a rib injury Week 10 against the Rams, and he ultimately wasn't able to get healthy during a short week for recovery. With Chickillo sidelined, Olasunkanmi Adeniyi stands to play an expanded reserve role in Pittsburgh's linebacker corps during Thursday Night Football.
Chickillo (ribs) is officially listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Browns, Missi Matthews of the Steelers' official site reports.
Chickillo is nursing a rib injury sustained during Sunday's win over the Rams. With a short week for recovery on hand, the rotational linebacker's availability appears truly up in the air for Thursday's divisional matchup against Cleveland.
Coach Mike Tomlin said Monday that Chickillo suffered a rib injury during Sunday's 17-12 win over the Rams, Missi Matthews of the Steelers' official site reports.
Chickillo managed to play his usual rotational role on defense Sunday despite his injury, and he notched two tackles (one solo). He's facing a short recovery period ahead of Thursday's divisional tilt against the Browns.
Chickillo (personal) was removed from the Reserve/Commissioner Exempt List on Thursday.
Chickillo remains under investigation for his role in a domestic disturbance and may still be subject to discipline under the league's Personal Conduct Policy. While awaiting a verdict, Chickillo will return to the active roster in place of fellow linebacker Jayrone Elliot, who was released in a corresponding move.
Chickillo has been placed on the Reserve/Commissioner Exempt List.
Per Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com, Chickillo was arrested over the weekend in a domestic disturbance. In a corresponding roster move, the Steelers signed linebacker Jayrone Elliott.
The Steelers instructed Chickillo not to report to the team for practice Monday after he was arrested over the weekend in Farmington, Pa. on charges of simple assault, harassment and criminal mischief, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
According to a report from Pennsylvania state police, Chickillo was arrested at the Lady Luck Casino after allegedly getting into a verbal argument with his girlfriend that became physical, per Nick Matoney of WTAE 4 Pittsburgh. The reserve linebacker's status for the Steelers' next game Oct. 28 versus the Dolphins hasn't been established yet, but Chickillo may not be cleared to play while the NFL likely investigates the circumstances surrounding his arrest.
Chickillo recorded three tackles (one solo) including a half sack in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Chargers.
After missing the first five games with a foot injury, Chickillo saw his first action of the season and split a sack with T.J. Watt that helped stall a Los Angeles drive, ending in a field goal. Chickillo will get some extra rest for his foot with Pittsburgh on a bye in Week 7.
Chickillo (foot) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.
Chickillo will miss his third straight game as he continues to battle plantar fasciitis. Olasunkanmi Adeniyi and Jayrone Elliott will serve as the reserve outside linebackers Sunday.
Chickillo (foot) didn't participate at Wednesday's practice.
Chickillo has missed the last two games and will begin Week 5 as a non-participant. The 26-year-old didn't record a tackle through the first two games before suffering the injury, as he mostly serves as a depth linebacker and special teams contributor.
Chickillo (foot) is ruled out for Monday's game versus the Bengals.
This will be the second straight game Chickillo misses, and he's not making great progress after not practicing all week. He mainly serves as a depth asset anyway, so T.J. Watt and Bud Dupree will continue logging full workloads. Chickillo will look to shake the injury before Week 5's game versus the Ravens.
Chickillo (foot) was once again absent from practice Friday as the Steelers prepare for Monday's matchup against the Bengals, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.
Chickillo's was a non-participant for the second consecutive day. Unless he logs some participation at Saturday's practice, it seems unlikely that he will be ready to make his season debut.
Chickillo (foot) will not play in Sunday's game against the 49ers.
Given that Chickillo was seen in a walking boot Monday and didn't practice all week, his absence Sunday does not come as a surprise. It's unclear how long Chickillo is scheduled to be out with the plantar fasciitis.
Chickillo (foot) was spotted in a walking boot Monday, Chris Adamski of TribLive.com reports.
Chickillo was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis after Sunday's loss to the Seahawks. It's unclear how serious the 26-year-old's injury is. Chickillo's degree of participation in this week's practices will help shine a light on his status for Sunday's game against the 49ers.
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|Sun 10/18||@ NE||W 18-12||2||0||2||1||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/25||vs KC||L 16-43||1||1||2||0||0||0||0||0|
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|Sun 11/08||@ ATL||L 27-34||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0|
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|Sun 11/29||vs NO||L 3-31||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/06||@ KC||L 16-22||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/13||@ CAR||L 32-27||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sat 12/19||@ DEN||L 48-19||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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