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May 28, 2021 07:52 AM
Steelers' Zach Banner: Trending in right direction
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Banner (knee) said Thursday that he's expected to be ready for training camp, Missi Matthews of the Steelers' official site reports.

Banner suffered a torn ACL in the first game of the 2020 season, so this is good news that he appears on track in his recovery. The USC product was resigned by the Steelers this offseason, and if his health holds up, he'll head into training camp as the favorite to earn the team's starting right tackle job for 2021.

March 17, 2021 10:00 AM
Steelers' Zach Banner: Will remain in Pittsburgh
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Banner (knee) re-signed with the Steelers on Tuesday, Brooke Pryor of reports.

Banner was in a self-imposed social media hiatus that he ended after signing a new contract and referring to Pittsburgh as his "home", but contract details have yet to come out. The offensive tackle tore his ACL in September and has been recovering since.

September 16, 2020 06:28 PM
Steelers' Zach Banner: Shifts to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Steelers placed Banner (knee) on injured reserve Wednesday, per the NFL's official transaction list.

Banner is expected to undergo season-ending knee surgery after he suffered a torn ACL in Monday's win over the Giants. This is a tough blow for the Steelers to lose their starting right tackle, but in Banner's stead, look for either Matt Feiler or Chukwuma Okorafor to take over as the starter going forward.

September 16, 2020 04:08 PM
Steelers' Zach Banner: Undergoing season-ending surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Banner (knee) will undergo season-ending surgery after tearing his ACL on Monday night, Brooke Pryor of reports. "Everything's going to be okay," Banner said on his personal Twitter account. "I'm going to get over this. I'm excited about my recovery process and I'm going to come back even stronger next season. It's another obstacle that I've got to get over."

A brutal blow for the Steelers as they lose their starting right tackle in the first week of the season. Look for either Matt Feiler or Chukwuma Okorafor to take over starting responsibilities from here on out.

September 15, 2020 10:56 AM
Steelers' Zach Banner: Diagnosed with torn ACL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Banner received an initial diagnosis of a torn ACL after he exited Monday's 26-16 win over the Giants with a knee injury, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Banner will undergo an MRI to confirm the injury, but the 26-year-old is more than likely headed for season-ending surgery. If that's the case, Chukwuma Okorafor could take over as the Steelers' new starting right tackle, or Pittsburgh could move left guard Matt Feiler to the position.

September 14, 2020 10:24 PM
Steelers' Zach Banner: Getting knee checked out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Mike Tomlin indicated after Monday's game that Banner is having his knee evaluated, Brooke Pryor of reports.

Banner's leg appeared to give out on him during a play in the fourth quarter and it's since been clarified as a knee issue. Rookie Chukwuma Okorafor took over for him and could be in line to start if Banner misses additional time.

September 15, 2020 06:16 PM
Steelers' Zach Banner: Leaves on cart
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Banner (leg) suffered a leg injury and is out for the remainder of Monday night's contest against the Giants, Dale Lolley of reports.

Banner's leg appeared to give out on a play in the fourth quarter. Though he was able to leave the field with assistance, he was later carted off to the locker room. It remains to be seen how serious the injury is.

September 9, 2020 02:32 PM
Steelers' Zach Banner: Named starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Mike Tomlin declared Banner the starting right tackle Wednesday, Brooke Pryor of reports.

Banner spent training camp competing with Chukwuma Okorafor, and he's ultimately emerged victorious. He'll anchor the right end of the offensive line during Monday's season opener against the Giants.

March 19, 2020 11:44 AM
Steelers' Zach Banner: Re-signs for one year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Steelers and Banner agreed to terms Tuesday on a one-year, $1.75 million contract, Joe Rutter of reports.

Banner suited up in 14 games for Pittsburgh during the 2019, making his first start in Week 12 against the Bengals. The 26-year-old could compete for the starting right tackle job this year if the team elects to move Matt Feiler to left guard to replace the recently retired Ramon Foster.

August 12, 2018 08:08 PM
Steelers' Zach Banner: Agrees to contract with Steelers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Banner signed a contract with the Steelers on Sunday, Mark Kaboly of The Athletic reports.

Banner was surprisingly waived by the Colts prior to the 2017 season after being selected in the fourth round of that year's draft. He then latched on with the Browns and ended up seeing action in eight games as a rookie. After being waived, Banner now joins Pittsburgh where he'll have to battle for a final roster spot throughout training camp.

September 5, 2017 10:48 PM
Browns' Zach Banner: Picked up by Browns
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Banner was claimed off waivers by the Browns on Monday, Dan Labbe of reports.

Banner was brought into Cleveland for added depth on the offensive front, but don't expect the 2017 fourth-round pick to make any moves for a starting role anytime soon.

September 3, 2017 08:16 PM
Zach Banner: Waived by Colts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Banner was waived by the Colts on Sunday, Scott Horner of the Indianapolis Star reports.

Banner was drafted in the fourth round by the Colts in this year's draft after a successful career at USC. Ultimately, it appears his lack of true athleticism on the offensive line kept him off the team's final roster.


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