Pittsburgh Steelers

Stadium: Heinz Field | Coach: Mike Tomlin
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense4th104.2 (19th)273.8 (3rd)
Defense5th105.8 (9th)201.1 (7th)

Schedule

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Fri Aug 11
W 20 - 12@NYG
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Sun Aug 20
W 17 - 13ATL
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Sat Aug 26
L 15 - 19IND
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Thu Aug 31
W 17 - 14@CAR
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Sun Sep 10
W 21 - 18@CLE
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Sun Sep 17
W 26 - 9MIN
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Sun Sep 24
L 17 - 23@CHI
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Sun Oct 1
W 26 - 9@BAL
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Sun Oct 8
L 9 - 30JAC
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Sun Oct 15
W 19 - 13@KC
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Sun Oct 22
W 29 - 14CIN
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Sun Oct 29
W 20 - 15@DET
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Sun Nov 12
W 20 - 17@IND
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Thu Nov 16
W 40 - 17TEN
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Sun Nov 26
W 31 - 28GB
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Mon Dec 4
W 23 - 20@CIN
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Sun Dec 10
W 39 - 38BAL
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Sun Dec 17
L 24 - 27NE
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Mon Dec 25
W 34 - 6@HOU
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Sun Dec 31
W 28 - 24CLE
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Sun Jan 14
L 42 - 45JAC
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Standings

AFC
North
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
Pittsburgh13-3-06-0-0
Baltimore9-7-03-3-0
Cincinnati7-9-03-3-0
Cleveland0-16-00-6-0
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Steelers' Ryan Shazier: Vows to continue playing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shazier (spine) said Tuesday in a guest appearance on teammate Roosevelt Nix's podcast that he's been rehabbing five days a week and plans to resume his football career, Joe Rutter of TribLive.com reports.

The podcast appearance marked Shazier's first public comments regarding the spinal-cord injury he sustained Dec. 4 against the Bengals that required stabilization surgery. The linebacker was hospitalized for two months following the procedure but has recently began working out at the Steelers' facility under the watchful eye of rehab therapists. While Shazier has made it clear that he intends to continue playing football, he'll need to receive medical clearance from doctors later in the offseason for that to become a reality. It could take several more months before doctors decide whether or not to clear the 25-year-old.

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Steelers' Eli Rogers: Off crutches
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rogers (knee) is off crutches, according to his personal Twitter account.

Rogers underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL on Jan. 17 but seems to quickly be making progress. It was originally believed the wideout would be questionable for the start of the 2018 season, but now there's a chance he'll be back on the field in time for training camp. Look for more updates on his status to come throughout the offseason as he continues his rehab.

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Steelers' Eli Rogers: Could return for training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rogers (knee), who underwent surgery Jan. 17 to repair the ACL and meniscus in his right knee, remains on crutches but is expected to recover within 4-to-6 months, Dave Lolley of DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

The original thought was that Rogers could be in danger of missing the start of the 2018 season given the typical 9-to-12 month recovery timeline for ACL injuries. However, it now seems possible he could return in time for training camp in late July or early August, depending on which team the impending restricted free agent ultimately signs with this offseason.

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Steelers' Ryan Shazier: Working out daily
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said Thursday that Shazier, who underwent spinal stabilization surgery Dec. 14, has been working out at the team's facility on a daily basis, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. "He does some physical workouts in the morning and he either sits in with the coaches or he sits in with [the front office]. He's learning some personnel stuff, just to keep him involved with us, then he goes and does his rehab at a rehab facility."

Shazier remains in the initial stages of his rehab from the scary spinal injury he suffered Dec. 4 against the Bengals and it has yet to be determined if he'll be able to play football again. The Steelers should have a better idea about his long-term outlook as he progresses during the next few months of rehab, but Colbert is optimistic that the linebacker will remain involved with the organization in some capacity regardless if he receives clearance to resume his playing career. After signing his fifth-year team option last April, Shazier is guaranteed $8.5 million in 2018 whether he returns to the field or not.

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Steelers' Le'Veon Bell: Team prefers long-term deal over tag
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said Thursday that the team prefers to ink Bell to a long-term contract extension this offseason rather than applying the franchise tag on the running back, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. "We never will discount the use of the tag because that's collectively bargained," Colbert said Thursday. "But again, our goal is to have something done on a long-term basis.

Colbert's goal aligns with Bell's own wishes, as the soon-to-be 26-year-old said after the Steelers were eliminated from the playoffs Jan. 14 that he's eager to avoid a repeat of last offseason, when he sat out all of training camp while angling for a long-term deal before ultimately accepting a $12.1 million franchise tag. Though Bell would be projected to earn a slight pay increase if he were tagged again, the high attrition rate for NFL running backs makes it more appealing for him to work out a long-term contract in order to gain more financial security. Bell should have plenty of leverage in negotiations after amassing 1,946 total yards in 15 games last season to boost his average to 128.9 yards per game since the beginning of the 2013 campaign, far and away the top mark among running backs over that span.

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