Pittsburgh Steelers

Stadium: Heinz Field | Coach: Mike Tomlin
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense4th104.2 (19th)273.8 (3rd)
Defense5th105.8 (9th)201.1 (7th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
99Adams, Keion LB6-22456/8/19952Western Michigan
29Allen, Brian CB6-321510/21/19932Utah
94Alualu, Tyson DE6-33045/12/19879California
26Bell, Le'Veon RB6-12252/18/19926Michigan State
4Berry, Jordan P6-51953/18/19914Eastern Kentucky
9Boswell, Chris K6-21853/16/19914Rice
84Brown, Antonio WR5-101817/10/19889Central Michigan
10Bryant, Martavis WR6-421112/20/19914Clemson
25Burns, Artie CB6-01975/1/19953Miami (Fla.)
46Canaday, Kameron LS6-42458/20/19922Portland State
56Chickillo, Anthony DE6-325512/10/19924Miami (Fla.)
30Conner, James RB6-12335/5/19952Pittsburgh
 Crawford, Antonio DB5-10185//2West Virginia
 Dangerfield, Jordan DB5-1119912/25/19902Towson
28Davis, Sean SAF6-120210/23/19933Maryland
66DeCastro, David G6-53161/11/19907Stanford
5Dobbs, Joshua QB6-32161/26/19952Tennessee
38Ducre, Greg DB5-101831/22/19923Washington
48Dupree, Bud LB6-42692/12/19934Kentucky
71Feiler, Matt T6-63307/7/19922Bloomsburg
67Finney, B.J. C6-431810/26/19913Kansas State
54Fort, L.J. LB6-02321/3/19904Northern Iowa
73Foster, Ramon G6-53281/7/198610Tennessee
 Galambos, Matt LB6-12393/21/19951Pittsburgh
22Gay, William DB5-101871/1/198512Louisville
77Gilbert, Marcus T6-63302/15/19888Florida
30Golden, Malik DB6-02054/27/19931Penn State
20Golden, Robert DB5-112029/13/19907Arizona
 Griffey, Trey WR6-31921/19/1994RArizona
85Grimble, Xavier TE6-42619/22/19923Southern California
21Haden, Joe DB5-111954/14/19899Florida
79Hargrave, Javon DT6-23052/7/19933South Carolina State
65Hawkins, Jerald T6-630510/16/19933LSU
97Heyward, Cameron DE6-52955/6/19898Ohio State
88Heyward-Bey, Darrius WR6-22102/26/198710Maryland
31Hilton, Mike CB5-91843/9/19942Ole Miss
65Hooks, Lavon DT6-33121/23/19921Ole Miss
74Hubbard, Chris G6-42954/23/19915UAB
41Huguenin, Farrington LB6-42685/8/19921Kentucky
11Hunter, Justin WR6-42035/20/19916Tennessee
81James, Jesse TE6-72616/4/19944Penn State
 Jones, Tevin WR6-222512/26/19921Memphis
3Jones, Landry QB6-42254/4/19896Oklahoma
 Kelsey, Keith LB6-02333/17/19951Louisville
 Leslie, Darnell LB6-22355/16/1994RMonmouth (N.J.)
44Matakevich, Tyler LB6-123512/22/19923Temple
62Matthews, Mike C6-23001/27/19942Texas A&M
93McCullers-Sanders, Dan DT6-73528/11/19925Tennessee
89McDonald, Vance TE6-42676/13/19906Rice
84McGee, Jake TE6-52529/19/19911Florida
23Mitchell, Mike DB6-12216/10/198710Ohio
55Moats, Arthur LB6-02463/14/19889James Madison
45Nix-Jones, Roosevelt FB5-112483/30/19924Kent State
38Phillips, Dashaun CB5-111861/3/19913Tarleton State
53Pouncey, Maurkice C6-43047/24/19899Florida
38Ridley, Stevan RB5-112201/27/19896LSU
7Roethlisberger, Ben QB6-52403/2/198215Miami (Ohio)
17Rogers, Eli WR5-1018712/23/19924Louisville
 Sayles, Casey DT6-32899/4/1995ROhio
24Sensabaugh, Coty DB5-1118711/15/19887Clemson
50Shazier, Ryan LB6-12309/6/19925Ohio State
19Smith-Schuster, JuJu WR6-121511/22/19962Southern California
51Spence, Sean LB5-112316/7/19907Miami (Fla.)
 Summers, James RB6-32106/12/19941East Carolina
34Sutton, Cameron CB5-111882/27/19952Tennessee
 Thomas, Justin WR5-111793/15/19941Georgia Tech
33Toussaint, Fitzgerald RB5-92045/4/19905Michigan
16Tucker, Marcus WR5-101906/24/19921Northern Michigan
91Tuitt, Stephon DT6-63035/23/19935Notre Dame
78Villanueva, Alejandro DE6-93209/22/19884Army West Point
96Walton, L.T. DT6-53053/31/19924Central Michigan
90Watt, T.J. LB6-425210/11/19942Wisconsin
27Wilcox, J.J. DB6-02122/14/19915Georgia Southern
 Wile, Matt P6-22156/20/19921Michigan
98Williams, Vince LB6-123312/27/19896Florida State
Injured Players
28Allen, Cortez (IR) DB6-119710/29/19885The Citadel
39Johnson, Brandon (IR) RB6-22284/2/1993RPenn State
 McCord, Tyriq (IR) LB6-323611/6/1993RMiami (Fla.)
 Rome, Jay (IR) TE6-625412/12/1992RGeorgia
 
 
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Position Listing
James Conner
News
Conner (knee) recently said via SoundCloud that he has resumed sprinting on a treadmill.

Conner spent the final three games of the 2017 season on injured reserve due to a damaged MCL in his right knee. It isn't clear if he'll be operating under any physical limitations when offseason workouts commence in April, but he at least seems to be on track to be available in some capacity.

Injury
Knee - MCL - Questionable for the start of training camp
Lavon Hooks
News
Hooks signed a contract with the Steelers on Monday.

Hooks, an undrafted player out of Ole Miss entering his third season in the league, participated in the Steelers' training camp last summer but didn't make it past the final roster cuts. He likely won't compete for anything more than a depth role along the defensive line.

Ryan Shazier
News
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 or not. 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.

Injury
Spine - Questionable for the start of training camp
Antonio Crawford
Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for the start of training camp
No Updates
Mike Matthews
News
Matthews (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.

Matthews had been waived/injured earlier in the week due to an unspecified injury.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for the start of training camp
Antonio Brown
News
Brown totaled 132 yards and two touchdowns on seven receptions in Sunday's 45-42 AFC divisional round loss to Jacksonville.

Targeted 11 times, Brown showed no signs of the calf injury he suffered in Week 15, scoring Pittsburgh's first touchdown of the game. He added his second score on an incredible fourth-down catch as he fell backwards in the end zone, and there is no reason to think that Brown won't continue to be among the league's elite wide receivers next season.

Anthony Chickillo
News
Chickillo, who recorded one tackle (solo) in the regular-season finale win over the Browns, finished up the 2017 season with 19 tackles (13 solo), including three sacks in 16 games.

Chickillo, who is a restricted free agent, has 5.5 sacks over the past two seasons, playing in all but one game. At 26, he provides linebacker depth and is a contributor on special teams, where he played nearly 72 percent of all snaps. Chickillo earned $615,000 this past season, so if the price is right, he could return to Pittsburgh in 2018.

Marcus Gilbert
News
Gilbert (concussion) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Burt Lauten of Steelers.com reports.

Gilbert will remain subject to the league's concussion protocol, while his status for the AFC championship may be in question if the Steelers were to advance past the divisional round.

Injury
Concussion - Questionable for the start of training camp
L.J. Fort
News
Fort, who recorded one tackle (solo) for a sack, in the Week 17 win over the Browns, finished the 2017 season with 11 tackles (nine solo), including one sack in 15 games.

The sack was Fort's first of the season, and his first since 2012 when he was, ironically, with the Browns. Fort played less than eight percent of Pittsburgh's defensive snaps, and is seen primarily as a special teams player, limiting his fantasy value.

Brandon Johnson
Injury
Bud Dupree
News
Dupree, who recorded four tackles (three solo) in Sunday's 45-42 AFC divisional round loss to Jacksonville, finished the 2017 season with 40 tackles (31 solo), including six sacks and a fumble recovery in 15 games.

This was a brutal game for the league's number one pass rush defense, which failed to record a sack against Blake Bortles. They also were unable to force a turnover, which helped end their playoff run. The regular season is a distant memory, but one the team can continue to build on for next season.

Jordan Berry
News
Berry signed a one-year contract with Pittsburgh on Thursday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

Berry has been with Pittsburgh since 2015, averaging 43.8 yards per punt during his tenure. He'll figure to be the team's punter throughout the 2018 campaign.

Stevan Ridley
News
Ridley, ran for 80 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries in Sunday's 28-24 win over the Browns, finishes up the 2017 season with 108 yards on 26 carries and the one touchdown in two games.

Ridley got the start in place of Le'Veon Bell (inactive, coach's decision), and looked like the stud running back that began his career in New England, where he amassed 2,817 yards and 22 touchdowns on 649 carries (4.3 average) before getting injured in his fourth season. He's played in just 11 games over the past three seasons, and is an unrestricted free agent. At 28, the Steelers will likely look to third round draft pick James Conner, who suffered his own injury that resulted in the signing of Ridley, to serve as Bell's backup next season.

Kameron Canaday
News
Canaday signed a one-year contract extension with the Steelers on Monday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

Canaday is now signed through the 2018 season to continue being the Steelers' long snapper. Kicker Chris Boswell hit 35 of 38 field goals and 37 of 39 extra points this season with Canaday snapping the ball.

Cortez Allen
News
Allen has been released by the Steelers.

Allen missed all of last season after suffering a knee injury in Week 1, but his release also comes after he signed a lucrative four-year extension with Pittsburgh in 2014. Now a free agent, Allen's absence further ensures the Steelers will address the cornerback position through the draft.

Injury
Vance McDonald
News
McDonald caught 10 of his team-high 16 targets for 112 yards in Sunday's 45-42 AFC divisional round loss to Jacksonville.

Where was this guy all season? McDonald never caught more than four passes or exceeded 52 yards in a game in his first Steelers campaign, yet he set new single-game career bests across the stat sheet Sunday. Considering that Jacksonville's defense had been stingy against opposing tight ends this season, McDonald's performance was particularly encouraging. Given his upside, he seems to have an edge over Jesse James for the role of primary pass-catching tight end heading into the offseason.

Brian Allen
News
The Steelers selected Allen in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 173rd overall.

This looks like a nice pick for Pittsburgh. A huge corner at 6-foot-3, 215 pounds with 34-inch arms, Allen ran a 4.48-second 40 at the Combine while logging a superb 6.64-second three-cone drill. If he can't stick at corner, Allen should make a worthwhile safety project for Pittsburgh.

Farrington Huguenin
No Updates
Stephon Tuitt
News
Tuitt (elbow) doesn't appear on the final injury report in advance of Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Tuitt injured his right elbow during Wednesday's practice and was subsequently held out of Thursday's session. However, he returned as a full participant Friday and is now fully on track to suit up for Sunday's game.

David DeCastro
News
DeCastro is inactive due to coach's decision for Sunday's game against the Browns, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

DeCastro is being held out due to the Steelers having clinched a bye and facing long odds to overcome the Patriots as the top seed in the playoffs. Expect Matt Feiler to start while DeCastro rests for the playoffs.

Coty Sensabaugh
News
Sensabaugh was inactive (coach's decision) for Sunday's win over the Browns, finishing the 2017 season with 22 tackles (19 solo) and an interception in 14 games.

Sensabaugh split his time between defense and special teams this season, although he didn't see his first action on defense until Week 10 when Joe Haden suffered a fractured leg that caused him to miss five games. Sensabaugh will get an extra week to rest before Pittsburgh's Week 19 AFC divisional round game.

Mike Mitchell
News
Mitchell, who recorded one tackle (solo) and a fumble recovery in Sunday's win over the Browns, finishes up the 2017 season with 53 tackles (35 solo) and the one fumble recovery in 13 games.

Clinging to a four-point lead late in the game, Mitchell happened to be in the right place at the right time, recovering a Duke Johnson fumble forced by William Gay after a 30-yard catch and run. It was Mitchell's first-and-only turnover this season. He also had his fewest tackle total since 2012 with Oakland and, at 30, is starting to show signs of his age. He still provides a valuable veteran presence on defense, and is under contract until 2019, so he should resume his role in the secondary next season.

Justin Thomas
News
Thomas signed a reserve/future contract with the Steelers on Tuesday, the Steelers' official site reports.

Thomas spent time on the Steelers' practice squad throughout the year after failing to make the 53-man roster heading into the regular season. The 23-year-old will now get an opportunity to further his development in the team's offense this offseason.

Arthur Moats
News
Moats, who recorded one tackle (solo) in the Week 17 win over the Browns, finished the 2017 season with eight tackles (six solo) in 14 games.

Moats failed to record a sack this season, the first time he has done so since joining the Steelers in 2014, and his eight tackles were his fewest in his eight-year career. An unrestricted free agent, Moats be looking for a new team next season, as the Steelers are deep at the linebacker position.

Ramon Foster
News
Foster (concussion) was a full participant at the Steelers' practice Wednesday.

Foster sat out Monday's win over the Texans but appears to be clear of the concussion protocol. Thursday and Friday's practice sessions should clarify whether the 31-year-old is fully clear of the concussion.

Tyler Matakevich
News
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that Matakevich will undergo shoulder surgery Wednesday, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Pittsburgh may not have a clear grasp on Matakevich's timetable until after the procedure is completed, but it will more than likely prevent the linebacker from being a full participant during the team's offseason program. The 25-year-old didn't see his responsibilities increase much in his second NFL season, as he appeared in 15 games but managed just 23 tackles (18 solo) in a backup role.

Injury
Shoulder - Labrum - Questionable for the start of training camp
Cameron Sutton
News
Sutton (hamstring) returned to practice Tuesday, Steelers Director of Communications Burt Lauten reports.

Sutton was placed on injured reserve in early September after suffering a hamstring injury in the Steelers' final preseason game. The team will now have three weeks to decide if it wants Sutton to be one of its two players it can active off of IR. If the Steelers elect not to, Sutton will remain on injured reserve for the remainder of the season.

Tevin Jones
News
The Steelers signed Jones to a reserve/future contract Monday.

Jones is a 6-foot-2, 225-pound receiver who impressed in the preseason with the Chiefs. The Steelers don't have many roster spots at receiver available behind Antonio Brown, Juju Smith-Schuster, Martavis Bryant and Darrius Heyward-Bey, but the Memphis product has a shot to crack the 53-man roster ahead of the 2018 season with a strong showing in offseason workouts.

Roosevelt Nix-Jones
News
The Steelers re-signed Nix to a new four-year deal Saturday.

Nix, who was named to the 2018 Pro Bowl, will no longer have to worry about his immediate future. The full back has logged 45 career games (nine starts) with the Steelers. He logged just one rushing and one receiving touchdown this past season, but his primary role is leading the way for star running back Le'Veon Bell.

Malik Golden
News
The Steelers signed Golden to a reserve/future contract Friday, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Golden went undrafted out of Penn State in 2017 and spent time with both the 49ers and Steelers last summer. However, he wound up on Pittsburgh's injured reserve list prior to the season opener with a groin injury and was released with an injury settlement shortly thereafter. It seems Golden showed promise before going down, though, and he'll now compete for a spot on a roster with questionable cornerback depth.

Jay Rome
Injury
Keion Adams
Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for the start of training camp
No Updates
Le'Veon Bell
News
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.

Mike Hilton
News
Hilton signed a one-year contract extension with the Steelers on Tuesday, the Steelers' official site reports.

Hilton played in all 16 regular season games for the Steelers this season, logging four starts. He recorded 64 tackles (48 solo), six passes defensed, four sacks, two interceptions and one forced fumble on the year. Hilton sits behind Joe Haden and Artie Burns on the depth chart, but only 23, the young cornerback could potentially fly up the ranks in his second season with Pittsburgh.

James Summers
No Updates
T.J. Watt
News
Watt, who recorded eight tackles (six solo), including a sack in Sunday's win over the Browns, finishes up the 2017 season with 54 tackles (40 solo), including seven sacks, with an interception and a forced fumble in 15 games.

Expectations were high for Watt, who was selected in the first round (30th overall) of the 2017 draft, and he delivered, even outperforming older brother J.J., who missed much of his season due to injury. The eight tackles were a game-high for the rookie, who also set a franchise record for most sacks by a rookie.

Fitzgerald Toussaint
News
Toussaint has cleared the league's concussion protocol and will be able to return to Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Toussaint will be able to return kicks in the second half of Sunday's contest for the Steelers if need be, but he likely won't see much action out of the backfield with Le'Veon Bell at full health.

Justin Hunter
News
Hunter caught his only target for five yards and a touchdown in Monday's 34-6 win at Houston.

The catch was only his fourth this season, and his first since Week 8, although it resulted in his first touchdown since joining the Steelers. Even with Antonio Brown (calf) likely to miss the Week 17 game against the winless Browns, Hunter is not a viable fantasy option.

Joshua Dobbs
News
Dobbs was active but did not take the field in Sunday's win over the Browns.

Selected in the fourth round (135th overall pick) of the 2017 draft, Dobbs never took an offensive snap this season, with Ben Roethlisberger throwing all but two of Pittsburgh's 563 passes entering Week 17. Landry Jones got the start in the season finale, but has been unimpressive in his career. Roethlisberger has hinted about retiring in the recent past, which could create an opportunity for Dobbs. Should Big Ben return for the 2018 season, Dobbs would likely compete with Jones for the backup job.

J.J. Wilcox
News
Wilcox recorded five tackles (four solo) and an interception in Sunday's 23-17 overtime loss to the Bears.

Wilcox showed no lingering effects from the concussion he sustained last week, picking off a pass thrown behind Zach Miller at the Chicago 21, which led to a tying field goal by Chris Boswell midway through the fourth quarter. This was his first interception of the season and the sixth of his career. He'll look to add to that total in Week 4 against Baltimore, as the Pittsburgh defense recorded two interceptions in their two games against the Ravens last season.

Darrius Heyward-Bey
News
Heyward-Bey was not targeted, but ran once for a 29-yard touchdown in Sunday's 28-24 win over the Browns, finishing the 2017 season with two catches (on three targets) for 47 yards. He also ran two times for 32 yards and the one touchdown playing in all 16 games.

The two receptions were the fewest in a season during DHB's nine-year career, and only the second time in his career without a touchdown reception, while the rushing touchdown was his second in two seasons. Although he is under contract until 2019, Heyward-Bey is only guaranteed $400,000, so his future with the Steelers may be in question.

Joe Haden
News
Haden, who recorded two tackles (both solo) in the Week 17 win over the Browns, finished up the 2017 regular season with 20 tackles (18 solo), including one sack and an interception return for a touchdown in 11 games.

After seven seasons with Cleveland, Haden joined Pittsburgh, and will finally have an opportunity to take the field in a playoff game. That possibility was almost foiled by a fractured leg suffered in Week 10 that cost Haden five games this season, but he recovered in time for the final regular-season game and appears to be fully recovered. Under contract until 2020, this could be the first of many playoff games for Haden, who should return next season to start opposite Artie Burns in Pittsburgh's defensive backfield.

Xavier Grimble
News
Grimble signed a one-year contract extension with the Steelers on Monday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

Grimble snagged just five receptions for 32 yards and one touchdown in 2017, and he was used mainly for his run-blocking abilities. As long as Jesse James and Vance McDonald are ahead of him in the depth chart, Grimble isn't expected to produce much more than that. This contract will take Grimble through the 2018 season.

JuJu Smith-Schuster
News
Smith-Schuster had nine receptions (on 10 targets) for 143 yards and a touchdown, and added a 96-yard kickoff return for another score, in Sunday's 28-24 win over the Browns. He finished the 2017 season with 58 catches (on 80 targets) for 917 yards and seven touchdowns, and added 240 yards and the touchdown on nine kick returns in 14 games.

Smith-Schuster was clearly Landry Jones' favorite receiver, and the rookie took advantage of the opportunity and the absence of Antonio Brown (lower leg). The first Steelers player with a receiving touchdown and a kick return touchdown in the same game since Gary Ballman in 1963, Smith-Schuster gives the team another weapon in an already potent arsenal.

Sean Davis
News
Davis totaled 12 tackles (nine solo) in Sunday's 45-42 AFC divisional round loss to Jacksonville.

Davis matched his career-best for tackles in a game, but the defense had its worst outing at the worst time. Jacksonville scored 45 points, the most by an opponent all season, and the most since 2013 (New England, 55).

Dashaun Phillips
News
The Redskins traded Philips to the Steelers in exchange for C Lucas Crowley on Wednesday, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

The Steelers are still looking to solidify their CB depth chart. Phillips, a third-year corner out of Tarleton State, should step in and compete for a depth role behind Artie Burns and Ross Cockrell.

Matt Galambos
News
Galambos signed a reserve/future contract with the Steelers on Monday, TribLive.com reports.

Galambos started his rookie season on the Steelers' practice squad but was released with an injury settlement at the end of September with an undisclosed injury.

Tyson Alualu
News
Alualu, who recorded eight tackles (six solo), including two sacks in Sunday's win over the Browns, finishes up the 2017 season with 39 tackles (25 solo), including four sacks in 16 games.

Starting for Cam Heyward (inactive, coach's decision), Alualu got to DeShone Kizer on Cleveland's first offensive possession of the game and was a dominant force on defense the entire game. Pittsburgh recorded six sacks, giving them 56 on the season, only the third time they've notched 50 or more sacks in the past 16 years (2002, 2008).

Jesse James
News
James, who caught both his targets for nine yards in Sunday's 28-24 win over the Browns, finishes up the 2017 season with 43 receptions (on 63 targets) for 372 yards and three touchdowns playing in all 16 games.

James came out of the gate strong, scoring two touchdowns on six catches in Week 1, but only managed to score or have more receptions just once more all season. The tight end position has taken a backseat role in Pittsburgh's juggernaut offense, and James will likely still be in a timeshare with Vance McDonald, limiting the fantasy value of both next season.

Trey Griffey
News
The Steelers signed Griffey to a reserve/future contract Monday.

Griffey went undrafted out of Arizona last spring and has since spent time with both the Colts and Dolphins, but didn't appear in a regular-season game for any team in 2017. He'll be competing for one of two or three roster spots at receiver in Pittsburgh, and will likely need to impress on special teams in order to stick with the team into the 2018 campaign.

Javon Hargrave
News
Hargrave had two tackles (both solo), including a sack in Pittsburgh's 23-17 overtime loss to Chicago on Sunday.

Hargrave now has two sacks through his first three games this season, matching his total for all of 2016. He could add to that total in Week 4 against the Ravens, who allowed the Steelers to record five sacks in their two games last season.

Cameron Heyward
News
Heyward totaled four tackles (three solo) -- including two sacks -- in Monday's 34-6 win at Houston.

With 12 sacks entering their Week 17 game against the Browns, Heyward continues to have the best season of his career. The Pittsburgh defense compiled seven sacks against Houston, matching their total from the season opener against Cleveland.

Robert Golden
News
Golden, who recorded one tackle (solo) in the Week 17 win over the Browns, finished the 2017 season with 19 tackles (13 solo) an interception, and five yards on one kick return, playing in all 16 games.

In what was otherwise a pedestrian effort for Golden, the play that likely makes the season highlight film came in Week 7 against the Bengals when he completed his only pass attempt for 44 yards to Darrius Heyward-Bey on a fake punt. It was his second pass completion in as many attempts in his six-year career, and his first since 2014.

Vince Williams
News
Williams cleared the league's concussion protocol and will be eligible to return to Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Williams was taken to the locker room during the first half of Sunday's tilt after suffering the head injury, but he'll likely be back in action following halftime.

Greg Ducre
News
Ducre (ankle) was placed on injured reserve after clearing waivers Thursday.

Ducre may eventually reach an injury settlement and become a free agent. If he opts to go this route, his lack of experience likely projects him for a practice squad spot, with a long shot of potentially making an active roster in a special teams capacity.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Marcus Tucker
News
Tucker signed a reserve/future contract with the Steelers on Tuesday.

Tucker, 25, has yet to see any NFL action since going undrafted out of Northern Michigan in 2016. He spent the past season on the Steelers' practice squad.

B.J. Finney
News
Finney signed a one-year extension with the Steelers on Friday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports.

Finney was set to become an exclusive-rights free agent after logging 235 snaps in 2017. He'll now remain under contract with Pittsburgh through the 2018 season.

William Gay
News
Gay, who recorded three tackles (two solo) and a forced fumble in the regular-season finale win over the Browns, finished up the 2017 regular season with 19 tackles (16 solo) with an interception and two forced fumbles in 16 games.

The 19 tackles matched his career low for a season, which he accomplished in 2007, his rookie year. Although he has never missed a game in 11 seasons, his playing time has taken a huge hit, with him taking the field for just 27.2 percent of the team's defensive snaps this season. Gay is signed until 2019, but the limited role makes him a less-than-desirable IDP fantasy option.

Sean Spence
News
Spence, who recorded six tackles (two solo) in the regular-season finale win over the Browns, finished the 2017 regular season season with 19 tackles (12 solo), including one sack in four games.

After leaving Pittsburgh to play for Tennessee last season, Spence was re-signed after Ryan Shazier (spine) was lost for the final four games. He did an admirable job down the stretch and, though he is an unrestricted free agent, could return in 2018 depending on Shazier's recovery.

Tyriq McCord
Injury
Artie Burns
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Burns (knee) doesn't appear on the final injury report in advance of Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Burns hyperextended his right knee during Wednesday's practice and wasn't available to practice Thursday. However, it seems the injury proved to be relatively minor in severity, as he was then a full participant in Friday's session and has been cleared to play in Sunday's playoff game.

Ben Roethlisberger
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Steelers owner Art Rooney II said Wednesday that Roethlisberger wants to keep playing in the NFL beyond the 2019 season, the final year of his current contract, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

After a brief flirtation with retirement last offseason, Roethlisberger was clear about his intentions following the Steelers' elimination from the postseason in the team's divisional-round loss to the Jaguars. The 35-year-old confirmed shortly after that game that he would return for the 2018 season, but Rooney's comments take that a step further and imply that the veteran quarterback believes he has multiple years left in him. While it that may be wishful thinking on the part of Rooney, Roethlisberger showed he had plenty left in the tank in 2017. In addition to throwing for 4,251 yards while posting a 28:14 TD:INT ratio across 15 regular-season contests, Roethlisberger was masterful against a tough Jacksonville pass defense in the playoffs, amassing 469 yards and five touchdowns in that contest and displaying impeccable downfield accuracy on multiple throws.

Chris Boswell
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Boswell converted six of six PATs in Sunday's 45-42 AFC divisional round loss to Jacksonville.

This was a high-scoring affair, with both teams combing for 12 touchdowns. The difference in the game came on a 45-yard field goal by Josh Lambo with just under two minutes remaining. Boswell finished the season tied for fourth in scoring, and should be among the league leaders again next season.

Jordan Dangerfield
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Dangerfield signed a reserve/future contract with the Steelers on Monday, TribLive.com reports.

Dangerfield was waived an reached an injury settlement with the Steelers in early September as he battled an undisclosed injury. The 27-year-old totaled 16 tackles in 14 games with the Steelers in 2016, and also earned a pair of starts.

Landry Jones
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Jones (coach's decision) will serve as the Steelers' starting quarterback Sunday against the Browns.

With the heavily favored Patriots expected to clinch the No. 1 seed with a victory over the Jets in Week 17, Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin will use the regular-season finale to rest several key regulars. That includes Ben Roethlisberger, who will be replaced by Jones in what marks the former Oklahoma standout's fifth career NFL start. With a 59.9 percent completion rate and 7:6 TD:INT ratio for his career, Jones doesn't profile as a particularly appealing fantasy option, especially with the team's top two pass catchers, wideout Antonio Brown (lower leg) and running back Le'Veon Bell (coach's decision), both inactive.

Chris Hubbard
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Maurkice Pouncey
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Pouncey (hip) is not present on the Steelers' injury report Wednesday.

Pouncey sat out Week 17 as he nursed a hip injury, but Pittsburgh was likely just exercising caution as they geared up for the playoffs. The 28-year-old should return to his usual starting spot at center for Sunday's divisional round matchup with Jacksonville.

L.T. Walton
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Walton, who recorded one tackle (solo) in the Week 17 win over the Browns, finished up the 2017 regular season with 12 tackles (nine solo) -- including two sacks -- while playing in all 16 games.

The second-year defensive end did not see much playing time this season, splitting snaps on defense and special teams. With Cameron Heyward, Stephon Tuitt and Tyson Alualu ahead of him on the depth chart, Walton is limited in the fantasy impact he can make, though he should return to play for Pittsburgh in 2018.

Matt Wile
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Wile was cut by the Cardinals on Monday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official website reports.

The Cardinals cut Wile in favor of veteran punter Andy Lee. He will now look for a new opportunity elsewhere.

Jake McGee
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McGee signed a reserve/future contract with the Steelers on Monday, TribLive.com reports.

McGee joined the Steelers in August and failed to make the 53-man roster, but finished the season on Pittsburgh's practice squad.

Jerald Hawkins
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Hawkins (knee) was not listed on the Steelers' injury report Wednesday.

Hawkins did not play against the Bears on Sunday after participating fully in practice early last week and eventually being listed questionable. The 23-year-old seems to be healthy, but with Alejandro Villanueva (illness) also not listed on the report, Hawkins will likely resume a reserve role.

Keith Kelsey
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Alejandro Villanueva
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Villanueva (illness) was absent Wednesday from the Steelers' injury report.

Villanueva missed some snaps in Sunday's victory over the Vikings while he was slowed down by heat-related issues. Now fully rested and hydrated, the veteran left tackle should resume his role protecting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's blind side in the Steelers' Week 3 tilt with the Bears.

Casey Sayles
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Darnell Leslie
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Matt Feiler
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The Steelers signed Feiler to a one-year contract extension Wednesday.

Feiler was set to become an exclusive rights free agent at the outset of free agency, but secured his spot in Pittsburgh for 2018. The 25-year-old earned his first NFL start in Week 17 as the Steelers geared up for the playoffs and is likely to serve in a reserve role again next season.

Dan McCullers-Sanders
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McCullers totaled five tackles (three solo), including a sack in the Steelers' 27-24 overtime win against Cleveland on Sunday.

McCullers had the best game of his three-year career, finishing the season with 17 tackles (10 solo), including the one sack. Pittsburgh hosts Miami, against whom they lost 3015 in Week 6, in the Wild Card round next week.

Eli Rogers
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Rogers (knee) underwent surgery to repair his torn ACL on Wednesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Rogers, who suffered the devastating right knee injury during the Steelers' divisional playoff loss to the Jaguars, will be a restricted free agent this offseason as he deals with a lengthy road to recovery. Pittsburgh could be without their slot receiver for the beginning of the 2018 regular season if they elect to re-sign Rogers, given the nine-to-12 month timetable that usually accompanies a torn ACL.

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Knee - ACL - Questionable for the start of training camp
Martavis Bryant
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Bryant caught two of his four targets for 78 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 45-42 AFC divisional-round loss to Jacksonville.

Bryant didn't see a pass thrown his way until the final seconds of the first half, although it resulted in a 36-yard score. However, he didn't have another target until the final minutes of the game. After sitting out the entire 2016 campaign for substance abuse violations, Bryant returned this season to haul in 50 of his 84 targets for 603 yards and three TDs in 15 contests. The 26-year-old wideout clearly has the talent to produce better numbers than that, but looking ahead, the continued presence of superstar Antonio Brown and promising JuJu Smith-Schuster means that Bryant's path to targets in the Steelers passing game is not always going to be consistent, at least when the aforementioned duo is healthy. Bryant, whose rookie contract runs through next season, is set to earn $705,000 in 2018.