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February 28, 2020 03:56 PM
Steelers' Mason Rudolph: Resumes throwing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rudolph (shoulder) has resumed throwing footballs, Jeremy Fowler of reports.

The report adds that the 2018 third-rounder, who is bouncing back from offseason surgery to address a fractured AC joint, is expected to be full go for offseason work. In that context, Rudolph could be in line to significant QB reps out of the gate, with veteran starter Ben Roethlisberger on the mend from elbow surgery.

January 1, 2020 02:16 PM
Steelers' Mason Rudolph: Recovering from surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rudolph (shoulder) had surgery last week to address a posterior sternoclavicular dislocation, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

The injury is considered to be a medical emergency because the displaced clavicle can puncture the aorta or trachea, among other things. Fortunately, Rudolph avoided any of the scarier outcomes while he remained in a trauma unit for three days after he had surgery. He anticipates a two-month recovery period, which could allow for participation at the beginning of Pittsburgh's offseason program. The 24-year-old quarterback played in 10 games in 2019 completing 176 of 283 passes for 1,765 yards with 13 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He likely will enter 2020 vying for a backup role behind Ben Roethlisberger, who had surgery on his right elbow Sept. 23. Coach Mike Tomlin suggested Rudolph will be ahead of Devlin Hodges when the team gets back to work in April, per Brooke Pryor of

December 24, 2019 01:20 PM
Steelers' Mason Rudolph: Not having shoulder surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rudolph won't need to undergo shoulder surgery, Chris Adamski of reports.

Rudolph's second pro season officially ended when he was placed on IR on Monday, due to a left shoulder injury he suffered Week 16 against the Jets. Earlier Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Rudolph underwent a procedure to reset a sternoclavicular joint dislocation in the shoulder in question. Coach Mike Tomlin proceeded to dispute the report but didn't add his two cents regarding Rudolph's health. In any case, the QB will be devoting his immediate future to rehabbing the shoulder.

December 24, 2019 01:00 PM
Steelers' Mason Rudolph: Suffers shoulder joint dislocation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rudolph sustained a sternoclavicular (SC) joint dislocation in his left shoulder against the Jets and underwent a successful surgery to reset it. He will be able to begin throwing again in 6-to-8 weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Rudolph was already placed on injured reserve Tuesday, ending his year, but it looks like he will be recovered in plenty of time for next season's offseason program. It is unclear at this point what the Steelers are planning to do at quarterback for next season, as Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) is now 37 and has suffered many injuries over the course of the past few seasons. If Roethlisberger decides to forgo the final two years of his contract, Rudolph could be in a position to take the reins in Pittsburgh, depending on what the team does in the 2020 draft or free agency.

December 24, 2019 01:00 PM
Steelers' Mason Rudolph: Officially placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rudolph (shoulder) was placed on the injured reserve list Tuesday, Brooke Pryor of reports.

Rudolph sustained his season-ending injury after taking a snap under center, stumbling back and subsequently landing on his left shoulder while being tackled by multiple Jets defenders. Rudolph becomes the second Steelers' quarterback to wind up on injured reserve after Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) hit the list following Week 2. Devlin Hodges and Paxton Lynch are now the only healthy quarterbacks on Pittsburgh's roster heading into final game of the regular season against the Ravens, with Hodges presumably set to draw the start. The Steelers can clinch a playoff birth with a win and a Titans loss.

December 23, 2019 02:24 PM
Steelers' Mason Rudolph: Out multiple weeks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rudolph is slated to miss multiple weeks due to a left shoulder injury, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Not only will Rudolph miss the Steelers' regular-season finale at Baltimore, which Adam Schefter of ESPN reported earlier Monday, but the second-year signal-caller isn't expected to be available for wild-card weekend in the event the team achieves a playoff berth. With Rudolph out of commission, Pittsburgh will roll with undrafted rookie Devlin Hodges under center this Sunday while Paxton Lynch handles backup duty.

December 23, 2019 01:32 PM
Steelers' Mason Rudolph: Expected to miss Week 17 game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rudolph (left shoulder) is expected to miss Sunday's game against the Ravens, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

With Rudolph -- who replaced Devlin Hodges in Week 16's 16-10 loss to the Jets before hurting his shoulder -- not in line to play this coming weekend, Hodges is slated to continue to serve as the Steelers' starting QB, backed up by Paxton Lynch.

December 22, 2019 03:48 PM
Steelers' Mason Rudolph: Exits Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rudolph left Sunday's game against the Jets with a shoulder injury, Brooke Pryor of reports.

After taking over for Devlin Hodges in the second quarter of the contest, Rudolph completed 14 of 20 passes for 129 yards and a TD, but Hodges is back in the game now that Rudolph is banged up.

November 26, 2019 01:16 PM
Steelers' Mason Rudolph: Loses starting job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rudolph will move to a backup role Sunday versus the Browns after coach Mike Tomlin named Devlin Hodges the starting quarterback, Mark Kaboly of The Athletic reports.

Rudolph was pulled at halftime of the Steelers' eventual Week 12 win at Cincinnati, a game in which he completed 8 of 16 passes for 85 yards and one interception. It's unclear if Tomlin's decision will extend beyond Sunday, but Rudolph hadn't exactly been firing on all cylinders since returning from a concussion Week 8.

November 25, 2019 12:08 PM
Steelers' Mason Rudolph: Could lose starting job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Mike Tomlin declined to name Rudolph or Devlin Hodges as the starting quarterback for Week 13 against the Browns, Terez A. Paylor of Yahoo Sports reports.

Hodges led the Steelers to a 16-10 win over the Bengals on Sunday after Rudolph was benched early in the third quarter. Tomlin wasn't ready to announce his decision at the post-game press conference, but he should have an answer at some point this week. Rudolph ranks 27th out of 34 qualified passers in completion percentage (61.6), 33rd in yards per attempt (6.2) and 29th in interception rate (3.4). Hodges is an undrafted rookie from an FCS program, but he's appeared competent in his three NFL appearances, completing 27 of 40 passes (67.5 percent) for 318 yards (8.0 YPA), two touchdowns and one interception.

November 24, 2019 03:56 PM
Steelers' Mason Rudolph: Pulled Sunday amid struggles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rudolph (coach's decision) exited Sunday's game against the Bengals and was replaced by Devlin Hodges, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Rudolph's first half wasn't impressive, and he's been benched to begin the third quarter as a result. Before exiting Sunday's contest, Rudolph completed eight of 16 pass attempts for 85 yards and one interception. He was also sacked once. Coach Mike Tomlin's comments about his quarterback situation heading into Week 13 will bear watching.

November 15, 2019 02:44 PM
Steelers' Mason Rudolph: May get fined for role in brawl
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rudolph could be subject to a fine for his role during the brawl that ensued late in the fourth quarter of the Steelers' 21-7 loss to the Browns on Thursday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

The second-year signal-caller was the victim of the most flagrant conduct of the fight, as Browns defensive end Myles Garrett pulled Rudolph's helmet off the quarterback and then swung it at Rudolph's head. Garrett received an indefinite suspension for his actions, while Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi and Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey were handed one- and three-game suspensions, respectively. Though Rudolph avoided a suspension, the NFL will presumably review the video of the fight and determine whether the 24-year-old did anything to warrant a fine. In the meantime, Rudolph will look to move past an outing that was already an ugly one leading up to the fight. Rudolph finished the night with 23 completions on 44 attempts for 221 yards, a touchdown and a career-high four interceptions.

November 15, 2019 10:32 AM
Steelers' Mason Rudolph: Tosses four interceptions in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rudolph completed 23 of 44 passes for 221 yards, a touchdown and four interceptions in Pittsburgh's 21-7 loss to Cleveland Thursday night. He also ran twice for 15 yards.

Rudolph struggled early managing just 102 yards passing in the first half as the Steelers fell behind 14-0. Injuries to James Conner (shoulder), JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) and Diontae Johnson (concussion) -- all forced out of action and unable to return -- only compounded Pittsburgh's offensive woes. Forced to play from behind Rudolph attempted more passes than in any previous game and the four interceptions matched his season total. Sadly -- with the outcome of the game already decided and just eight seconds to play -- Rudolph was tackled late by Myles Garrett who then grabbed Rudolph's helmet and struck him in the head. Rudolph appeared to be unharmed but will likely be evaluated. Pittsburgh will have 10 days to determine if he can play against Cincinnati. Earlier this season -- in just his second career start -- Rudolph faced the Bengals and completed 24 of 28 passes for 229 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Now with a few more starts under his belt Rudolph should have success against a Bengals pass defense that allows the fourth most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks.

November 10, 2019 10:56 PM
Steelers' Mason Rudolph: Modest numbers in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rudolph completed 22 of 38 passes for 242 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 17-12 win over the Rams.

It wasn't an impressive stat line, but Rudolph played mostly mistake-free football and produced the only non-defensive TD of the game on a three-yard pass to James Washington. Rudolph has tossed at least one touchdown in all seven of his starts this season, a streak he'll look to extend in Week 11 on the road against the Browns.

November 4, 2019 03:00 PM
Steelers' Mason Rudolph: Manages game in win over Colts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rudolph completed 26 of 35 pass attempts for 191 yards, one touchdown and one interception during Sunday's 26-24 win over the Colts.

Rudolph was deployed quite conservatively again in this one, averaging 5.5 yards per attempt while directing 50 percent of his completions to running back Jaylen Samuels. James Washington was the only Pittsburgh wideout to top 16 receiving yards, while Juju Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson combined for just 19 yards on four catches. It's become clear Rudolph still lacks the consistency and confidence necessary to be an effective starting quarterback, but he's helped the team back to the .500 mark for the season. He should play the role of game manager -- albeit in a tougher matchup -- next Sunday at home against the Rams.

October 29, 2019 09:48 AM
Steelers' Mason Rudolph: Rebounds after shaky start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rudolph completed 20 of 36 passes for 251 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in Monday's 27-14 win over the Dolphins.

Looking rusty after returning from a concussion suffered in Pittsburgh's Week 4 overtime loss to Baltimore, Rudolph's first pass of the game was intercepted by Xavien Howard. Rudolph continued to struggle and had a second interception reversed and ruled incomplete on the next offensive series. Trailing 14-0 after one quarter, Pittsburgh got things going on offense, including a 45-yard touchdown pass to Diontae Johnson and a 26-yard touchdown pass to JuJu Smith-Schuster. The Steelers have now earned victories in three of their last four games after starting the season 0-3, but this coming Sunday they'll face a tough Indianapolis team that heads into Week 9 on a three-game winning streak.

October 16, 2019 05:24 PM
Steelers' Mason Rudolph: Cleared to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rudolph is no longer in the NFL's concussion protocol, Brooke Pryor of reports.

With Rudolph having been cleared by an independent neurologist, the QB will be able to work fully after the Steelers' Week 7 bye. In his looming return to action as a starter, Rudolph will face the 0-5 Dolphins. Meanwhile, Devlin Hodges is slated to resume working in a backup capacity.

October 16, 2019 01:12 PM
Steelers' Mason Rudolph: Healthy enough to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Mike Tomlin said Rudolph (concussion) would be a full participant if the Steelers were practicing Wednesday, Brooke Pryor of reports.

Rudolph is still in the concussion protocol, but he's apparently made enough progress to resume full participation in practice. It's a strong sign he'll be ready to play after a Week 7 bye, with the Steelers hosting the Dolphins in a Monday night game Week 8.

October 15, 2019 08:04 PM
Steelers' Mason Rudolph: Remains in concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rudolph still is in the concussion protocol as of Tuesday evening, Mark Kaboly of The Athletic reports.

With the Steelers on bye and not taking the field again until Monday, Oct. 28 against the Dolphins, there isn't much urgency for Rudolph to get over his concussion, at least not yet. On Monday, Jeremy Fowler of reported that Rudolph is aiming to be cleared by the team the Steelers reconvene next week, so plenty of time remains to get through all five steps of the protocol. During his sole absence this past Sunday against the Chargers, Devlin Hodges led the team to a 24-17 victory, completing 15 of 20 passes for 132 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

October 14, 2019 02:04 PM
Steelers' Mason Rudolph: Targeting return in Week 8
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Rudolph (concussion) is eyeing a return to action in the Steelers' Week 8 game against the Dolphins on Oct. 28, Jeremy Fowler of reports.

Though Rudolph sat out Sunday's 24-17 win over the Chargers, the second-year signal-caller has been progressing quicker than expected after he was hospitalized following a helmet-to-helmet hit one week earlier in a loss to Baltimore. Rudolph resumed practicing on a limited basis last week and looks like he could be ready to advance to full-contact work -- if not clear the five-step concussion protocol entirely -- when the Steelers reconvene following a Week 7 bye. Undrafted rookie Devlin Hodges drew the start against the Chargers and completed 15 of 20 attempts for 132 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the outing, but that probably won't be enough to keep him atop the depth chart if Rudolph is given the green light to play Week 8.

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