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September 20, 2021 12:24 PM
Steelers' Robert Spillane: Racks up 10 tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spillane recorded 10 tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's 26-17 loss to the Raiders.

Spillane was unavailable for last week's season opener due to a shin injury that he sustained in warmups, but he had a large role in his season debut. He served as a starter in Week 2 with Devin Bush (groin) sidelined, and he tied for the team lead in tackles against Las Vegas.

September 16, 2021 05:36 PM
Steelers' Robert Spillane: Puts in full practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spillane (shin) was a full participant at Thursday's practice, Dale Lolley of reports.

Spillane was a surprise inactive for Week 1 due to a shin injury suffered during warmups, but it doesn't appear to have been a serious issue. The acquisition of Joe Schobert should have Spillane working in a reserve role for Pittsburgh.

September 12, 2021 12:32 PM
Steelers' Robert Spillane: Late scratch, inactive
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spillane (shin) will be inactive for Week 1 against the Bills after picking up an injury during warmups, Brooke Pryor of reports.

Spillane was expected to be part of the 53-man roster for the season opener but will be a late scratch after picking up the ailment during warmups. He joins a list of inactive players that also features Dwayne Haskins, Isaiahh Loudermilk, Ahkello Witherspoon and Rashaad Coward.

July 22, 2021 12:48 PM
Steelers' Robert Spillane: Likely in line for starting role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spillane could be in line for a starting role at inside linebacker this season following Vince Williams' retirement Wednesday, Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Spillane and Williams were expected to compete for snaps during training camp, but the former could now be the clear starter as he prepares for his fourth season in Pittsburgh. The Western Michigan standout totaled 45 tackles (39 solo), two sacks, an interception, a fumble recovery and a touchdown across 12 games last season before he missed the Steelers' final four games with a knee injury.

March 25, 2021 05:20 PM
Steelers' Robert Spillane: Re-signs in Pittsburgh
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spillane signed a one-year contract with Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Missi Matthews of the Steelers' official site reports.

The Steelers tendered Spillane earlier this month, so it was all but a given that he would be back with the team in 2021. After being thrust into the starting lineup on seven occasions after injuries piled up at linebacker last season, Spillane has proven himself as a capable depth piece going forward.

March 13, 2021 08:32 PM
Steelers' Robert Spillane: Tendered by Steelers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Steelers extended Spillane a free-agent tender Saturday, Brooke Pryor of reports.

Spillane suited up 12 games for the Steelers in 2020, and he made seven starts after injuries piled up. Over 378 snaps, Spillane registered 45 tackles, four pass breakups, two sacks and a pick-six. The Steelers like his potential and believe he can provide sturdy depth in 2021.

January 10, 2021 02:20 AM
Steelers' Robert Spillane: Returns from IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spillane was activated from the Steelers' injured reserve list Saturday.

Spillane's knee injury caused him to miss the past four games, but after a slow and careful recovery, the linebacker can officially suit up for Sunday's wild-card matchup against the Browns. The 25-year-old has posted 45 tackles (39 solo), two sacks and one interception throughout his 12 games this season.

January 6, 2021 09:12 PM
Steelers' Robert Spillane: Practicing Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spillane (knee) returned to practice Wednesday with the Steelers.

Spillane is slowly making his potential return for Sunday's wild-card game. After suffering a knee injury and getting placed on injured reserve, the linebacker is officially eligible to rejoin the team for Sunday's wild-card matchup.

December 12, 2020 06:20 PM
Steelers' Robert Spillane: Shifts to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spillane (knee) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

After Devin Bush suffered a torn ACL in Week 6 against the Browns, Spillane stepped in and started the last seven games at inside linebacker. In that stretch, he posted 38 tackles, two sacks, four pass breakups and a pick-six. Spillane is eligible to return in Week 17, and Avery Williamson is expected to start in Spillane's place for the time being.

December 11, 2020 03:28 PM
Steelers' Robert Spillane: Ruled out for Week 14
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spillane (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bills, Dale Lolley of DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

Avery Williamson, who racked up a team-high nine tackles after Spillane was injured in Monday's loss to Washington, will start at inside linebacker while Spillane sits. Spillane will get an extra day to heal up before the Steelers' Week 15 trip to Cincinnati, as that game is schedule to be played on Monday Night Football.

December 8, 2020 10:40 PM
Steelers' Robert Spillane: Expected to miss time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spillane is expected to miss time due to a knee injury suffered during Monday's game against Washington, Jeremy Fowler of reports.

After being taken to the locker room by trainers in Monday's game, it was confirmed Spillane will miss time but thankfully won't need surgery. Expect Avery Williamson to take over Spillane's role as primary inside linebacker until he can return, which hopefully should be before the season ends.

December 8, 2020 12:16 AM
Steelers' Robert Spillane: Heads to locker room
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spillane (knee) is questionable to return to Monday's matchup against Washington after being taken to the locker room by trainers, Brooke Pryor of reports.

Spillane was injured while completing a tackle on Terry McLaurin during Washington's opening drive of the second half. November trade addition Avery Williamson plugs into Spillane's inside linebacker spot until the Western Michigan product is able to return.

November 2, 2020 07:32 PM
Steelers' Robert Spillane: Gets 11 tackles, interception TD
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spillane recorded 11 tackles (10 solo) and an interception that he returned for a 33-yard touchdown in Sunday's 28-24 win over Baltimore. He also had one tackle for loss and two passes defensed.

Spillane got the scoring started with a pick-six on Baltimore's opening drive, and he kept his motor running on high for the rest of the game, leading the team in tackles. The Steelers boosted their interior linebacker depth by trading for Avery Williamson later Sunday, but Spillane will continue to play the vast majority of defensive snaps if he keeps performing at this level.

October 20, 2020 03:12 PM
Steelers' Robert Spillane: Starting role on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spillane is expected to start at inside linebacker moving forward in place of Devin Bush (torn ACL), Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Since entering the league as an undrafted free agent in 2018, Spillane has totaled just nine defensive snaps. He's been an effective special-teams tackler with 18 stops over his last 13 games, but now he'll have a major role in one of the league's best defenses. There could be some growing pains, and if the 24-year-old falters, Marcus Allen could replace him.

September 11, 2020 11:16 PM
Steelers' Robert Spillane: Cleared by team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spillane (finger) wasn't listed on the team's injury report for Thursday's practice, Brooke Pryor of reports.

Spillane suffered the finger injury during training camp, but he was always likely to be cleared for Week 1. Now healthy, the 24-year-old is expected to manage a depth linebacker role for 2020, with most of his work coming on special teams.

August 23, 2020 12:20 PM
Steelers' Robert Spillane: Suffers injury Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spillane exited Saturday's practice with a finger injury, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official website reports.

Spillane may miss some practice time, but this injury isn't a major concern for his Week 1 availability at this time. The 24-year-old linebacker is expected to work in a reserve role behind Devin Bush and Vince Williams, and most of his contributions will come on special teams.

January 2, 2020 11:20 AM
Steelers' Robert Spillane: Two tackles in finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spillane recorded two tackles (both solo) in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Ravens.

Activated after spending the first half of 2019 on the practice squad, Spillane finishes the 2019 season with 11 tackles in eight games. He has one year remaining on his rookie contract and should return in 2020 in his primary capacity as a member of Pittsburgh's special teams unit.

November 5, 2019 07:00 PM
Steelers' Robert Spillane: Promoted to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spillane was promoted from the Steelers' practice squad to the active roster Tuesday, Teresa Varley of the team's official site reports.

Spillane has yet to log a single defensive snap since entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2018, but the Western Michigan product may be asked to fill in on special teams with the Steelers.

August 27, 2019 08:24 PM
Steelers' Robert Spillane: Led team in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spillane recorded five tackles (all solo), including a sack, in Sunday's 18-6 preseason win over Tennessee.

The second-year linebacker led the defense with five tackles and added a sack - his first of the preseason - against his former team. It is still unclear if he will make the 53-man roster to begin the season or if he will join the practice squad as he did with Tennessee.

February 9, 2019 06:32 PM
Steelers' Robert Spillane: Joins Steelers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spillane signed a contract with the Steelers on Friday, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Spillane was promoted from the Titans' practice squad in early October and appeared in two games with the team before being waived. The 23-year-old is likely to serve in a special-teams role should he make it through training camp and onto the 53-man roster in Pittsburgh.

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Thu 08/05@ PITL 3-1631400000
Thu 08/12@ PHIL 24-1630300000
Sat 08/21@ PITL 20-2631400000
Fri 08/27@ CARL 9-3450500000
Sun 09/12@ BUFL 23-1600000000
Sun 09/19vs LVL 17-26731000000
Career Defensive Stats
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Oak Park, IL
Western Michigan
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