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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
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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.

October 11, 2019 04:12 PM
Steelers' Mason Rudolph: Ruled out for Week 6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rudolph (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday night's game against the Chargers, Brooke Pryor of reports.

Rudolph was able to practice in a limited fashion this past week, but with a Week 7 bye on tap, the team will play it safe with him and start Devlin Hodges at QB on Sunday.

October 10, 2019 05:44 PM
Steelers' Mason Rudolph: Logs another limited practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rudolph (concussion) remained limited at practice Thursday.

Rudolph is still in the NFL's concussion protocol and if he isn't cleared in advance of Sunday night's game, Devlin Hodges would be in line for his first NFL start. We'll circle back on the Steelers' QB situation Friday, but there's a chance that the team elects to play it safe with Rudolph and hold him out this weekend, with a Week 7 bye on tap.

October 10, 2019 12:36 AM
Steelers' Mason Rudolph: Listed as limited Wednesday
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Rudolph (concussion) was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday.

Per Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Rudolph remains in concussion protocol, but the QB's mere presence at practice Wednesday after absorbing a helmet-to-helmet hit in Sunday's overtime loss to the Ravens is a good sign. It remains to be seen, however, if he'll be cleared for this weekend's game against the Chargers. If the team elects to play it safe with Rudolph and hold him out versus Los Angeles with a Week 7 bye on tap, Devlin Hodges would be in line to draw the starting assignment.

October 9, 2019 03:12 PM
Steelers' Mason Rudolph: Manages to practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rudolph (concussion) was able to practice in some capacity Wednesday, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Rudolph remains in the concussion protocol after suffering a helmet-to-helmet hit during Sunday's loss to the Ravens, but his ability to log any on-field work just a few days later is certainly encouraging. A return to practice won't guarantee Rudolph's availability for Week 6 against the Chargers, however, as he'll need to gain clearance from an independent neurologist before receiving the green light to dress in the contest. Undrafted rookie Devlin Hodges would draw the start under center if Rudolph can't go.

October 9, 2019 02:48 PM
Steelers' Mason Rudolph: Could practice Wednesday
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Though Rudolph remains in the NFL's concussion protocol, he has a chance to practice Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

That's encouraging, though Rudolph -- who looked very wobbly after absorbing a helmet-to-helmet in Sunday's overtime loss to the Ravens -- still has some hurdles to clear before he can gain clearance for this weekend's game against the Chargers. If the team elects to play it safe with Rudolph and hold him out versus Los Angeles with a Week 7 bye looming, Devlin Hodges would get the starting assignment.

October 8, 2019 12:28 PM
Steelers' Mason Rudolph: Protocol in place
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Coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Tuesday that Rudolph entered the NFL's concussion protocol, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

The news doesn't come as a surprise after Rudolph suffered what appeared to be a fairly severe head injury in the 26-23 overtime loss to the Ravens on Sunday, when he required assistance as he exited the field and headed to the locker room. Tomlin was unwilling to speculate on a timeline for Rudolph's return, but the quarterback will likely have a tough time passing all five phases of the protocol before the weekend arrives. With that in mind, Devlin Hodges is the early favorite to start under center for the Steelers in Sunday's matchup with the Chargers.

October 7, 2019 04:04 PM
Steelers' Mason Rudolph: Home from hospital
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Rudolph (concussion) is home from the hospital and doing well, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports.

Rudolph will still need to clear concussion protocol before he has any chance of suiting up in Week 6, but this is certainly encouraging news after he suffered a scary-looking injury that required a trip to the hospital. Devlin Hodges would start against the Chargers if Rudolph can't go, and Pittsburgh's on bye the week after that.

October 6, 2019 06:28 PM
Steelers' Mason Rudolph: Undergoing further evaluation after concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rudolph, who left Sunday's game with a concussion, is undergoing further evaluation at a hospital, Brooke Pryor of reports.

Rudolph, who appeared to be knocked out cold for a spell after absorbing a helmet-to-helmet hit Sunday, was then helped off the field by trainers before heading to the hospital. The QB's Week 6 status is thus cloudy, with Devlin Hodges representing the next signal-caller up for the team next weekend in the event that Rudolph isn't able to play.

October 6, 2019 03:36 PM
Steelers' Mason Rudolph: Leaves Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rudolph (concussion) was forced out of Sunday's game against the Ravens after absorbing a helmet-to-helmet hit.

Rudolph was visibly shaken up as he was helped off the field Sunday, and it can be assumed that he's done for the day. Devlin Hodges took over at QB for the Steelers following Rudolph's exit.

October 1, 2019 10:24 AM
Steelers' Mason Rudolph: Nearly perfect in blowout win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rudolph completed 24 of 28 passes for 229 yards and two touchdowns in Monday night's 27-3 win over Cincinnati.

Relying predominantly of short passes to his running backs, Rudolph led Pittsburgh to its first victory this season, avoiding what would have been only their second 0-4 start in the past 50 years. He targeted James Conner and Jaylen Samuels 16 times, completing them all for 140 yards and a touchdown. Rudolph has looked solid since replacing Ben Roethlisberger (elbow), completing 69.4 percent of his passes with a 10:2 TD:INT. He will have a difficult challenge in Week 5 against a Baltimore defense that has allowed just five passing touchdowns in the first four games this season.

September 23, 2019 12:32 AM
Steelers' Mason Rudolph: Erratic in first start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rudolph completed 14 of 27 passes for 174 yards and two touchdowns with one interception in Sunday's 24-20 loss to the 49ers.

He also ran the ball four times for 15 yards. Rudolph appeared trapped in a caretaker role for most of the first half as coach Mike Tomlin tried to get by on the team's running game, but once the Steelers fell behind in the second half, the second-year QB started taking some shots downfield and was rewarded with long TD tosses to JuJu Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson. With the jitters of his first NFL start behind him, Rudolph will look to post better numbers in Week 4 against a Bengals defense that's had trouble slowing anyone down to date.

September 16, 2019 12:04 PM
Steelers' Mason Rudolph: Taking over as starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rudolph will take over as the Steelers' starting quarterback with Ben Roethlisberger undergoing season-ending surgery on his right elbow, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

A 2018 third-round pick, Rudolph beat out Joshua Dobbs for the No. 2 job last month, completing 28 of 43 passes (65.1 percent) for 368 yards, four touchdowns and an interception during the preseason. Rudolph then replaced Roethlisberger for the second half of Sunday's 28-26 loss to Seattle, completing 12 of 19 attempts for 112 yards, two TDs and an INT, with the pick coming on a Donte Moncrief drop. Rudolph's tenure as the starting quarterback begins with a Week 3 trip to San Francisco, where the Steelers may or may not have James Conner (knee) available in their backfield. With Dobbs now in Jacksonville, it's not clear who the Steelers will turn to as Rudolph's backup.

September 15, 2019 04:40 PM
Steelers' Mason Rudolph: Takes over for injured Big Ben
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Rudolph started the second half of Sunday's 28-26 loss to the Seahawks after Ben Roethlisberger exited with an elbow injury. He completed 12 of 19 passes for 112 yards, two touchdowns and an interception while adding a seven-yard rush.

Rudolph's second pass was intercepted after bouncing off the hands of receiver Donte Moncrief, but he bounced back nicely on the next possession, setting up a field goal with a 45-yard deep ball to JuJu Smith-Schuster via flea flicker. The 2018 third-rounder capped the next drive with an eight-yard touchdown to Vance McDonald to pull within two points, but his attempt at a game-tying two-point conversion was intercepted. He later added a three-yard touchdown to McDonald as Pittsburgh's comeback attempt came up just short. Rudolph showed he's capable of running the offense effectively should Roethlisberger need to miss further time, but we're still awaiting an update on Big Ben's non-contact injury.

September 1, 2019 12:44 PM
Steelers' Mason Rudolph: Wins backup job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rudolph won the backup quarterback job for the Steelers, Jeremy Fowler of reports.

Rudolph didn't see the field at all in 2018 behind Ben Roethlisberger and Joshua Dobbs despite being a third-round pick. This year he beat out Dobbs for the No. 2 quarterback gig. It's unclear if the Steelers will roster three quarterbacks again in 2019 or if they'll opt to cut or trade Dobbs.

August 29, 2019 10:56 PM
Steelers' Mason Rudolph: Impresses once again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rudolph completed 7 of 11 passes for 125 yards and a touchdown in Thursday night's 25-19 preseason loss to the Panthers.

Rudolph entered the game after Joshua Dobbs was in charge of two drives ending in punts to start the contest. On his first series, Rudolph put Pittsburgh in scoring position, but a missed field goal spoiled his efforts. His next drive, however, resulted in a made kick, and then Rudolph closed the first half with a 31-yard touchdown toss to Johnny Holton. In doing so, Rudolph capped the preseason with another superb performance, almost certainly cementing himself as Ben Roethlisberger's backup ahead of the regular season.

August 26, 2019 08:32 PM
Steelers' Mason Rudolph: Another solid effort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rudolph completed six of nine passes for 75 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 18-6 preseason win over Tennessee.

Fighting to overtake Joshua Dobbs on the quarterback depth chart, Rudolph looked good for a third straight game, with the highlight coming on a connection with James Washington deep down the middle for a 41-yard touchdown. The interception -- also intended for Washington -- was his first of the preseason. The Steelers have one more contest before the games actually count, Thursday on the road against the Panthers.

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