Pittsburgh Steelers

Stadium: Heinz Field | Coach: Mike Tomlin
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense13th107.3 (16th)242.3 (11th)
Defense3rd118.5 (23rd)153.5 (1st)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
29Allen, Brian DB6-321510/21/1993RUtah
94Alualu, Tyson DE6-33045/12/19878California
26Bell, Le'Veon RB6-12252/18/19925Michigan State
4Berry, Jordan P6-51953/18/19913Eastern Kentucky
9Boswell, Chris K6-21853/16/19913Rice
84Brown, Antonio WR5-101817/10/19888Central Michigan
10Bryant, Martavis WR6-421112/20/19913Clemson
25Burns, Artie CB6-01975/1/19952Miami (Fla.)
46Canaday, Kameron LS6-42458/20/19921Portland State
56Chickillo, Anthony OLB6-325512/10/19923Miami (Fla.)
30Conner, James RB6-12335/5/1995RPittsburgh
28Davis, Sean SS6-120210/23/19932Maryland
66DeCastro, David G6-53161/11/19906Stanford
5Dobbs, Joshua QB6-32161/26/1995RTennessee
48Dupree, Bud OLB6-42692/12/19933Kentucky
71Feiler, Matt T6-63307/7/19921Bloomsburg
67Finney, B.J. G6-431810/26/19912Kansas State
54Fort, L.J. LB6-02321/3/19903Northern Iowa
73Foster, Ramon G6-53281/7/19869Tennessee
22Gay, William FS5-101871/1/198511Louisville
77Gilbert, Marcus T6-62002/15/19887Florida
20Golden, Robert SS5-112029/13/19906Arizona
85Grimble, Xavier TE6-42619/22/19922Southern California
21Haden, Joe CB5-111954/14/19898Florida
79Hargrave, Javon NT6-23052/7/19932South Carolina State
92Harrison, James OLB6-02425/4/197815Kent State
65Hawkins, Jerald T6-630510/16/19932LSU
97Heyward, Cameron DE6-52955/6/19897Ohio State
88Heyward-Bey, Darrius WR6-22102/26/19879Maryland
31Hilton, Mike DB5-91843/9/19941Ole Miss
74Hubbard, Chris T6-42954/23/19914UAB
11Hunter, Justin WR6-42035/20/19915Tennessee
81James, Jesse TE6-72616/4/19943Penn State
3Jones, Landry QB6-42254/4/19895Oklahoma
44Matakevich, Tyler OLB6-123512/22/19922Temple
93McCullers-Sanders, Dan NT6-73528/11/19924Tennessee
89McDonald, Vance TE6-42676/13/19905Rice
23Mitchell, Mike FS6-12216/10/19879Ohio
55Moats, Arthur OLB6-02463/14/19888James Madison
45Nix-Jones, Roosevelt FB5-112483/30/19923Kent State
53Pouncey, Maurkice C6-43047/24/19898Florida
7Roethlisberger, Ben QB6-52403/2/198214Miami (Ohio)
17Rogers, Eli WR5-1018712/23/19923Louisville
24Sensabaugh, Coty DB5-1118711/15/19886Clemson
50Shazier, Ryan ILB6-12309/6/19924Ohio State
19Smith-Schuster, JuJu WR6-121511/22/1996RSouthern California
91Tuitt, Stephon DE6-63035/23/19934Notre Dame
78Villanueva, Alejandro T6-93209/22/19883Army West Point
96Walton, L.T. DE6-53053/31/19923Central Michigan
39Watson, Terrell RB6-12408/22/19931Azusa Pacific
90Watt, T.J. OLB6-425210/11/1994RWisconsin
27Wilcox, J.J. FS6-02122/14/19914Georgia Southern
98Williams, Vince ILB6-123312/27/19895Florida State
Injured Players
99Adams, Keion (IR) LB6-22456/8/1995RWestern Michigan
28Allen, Cortez (IR) DB6-119710/29/19885The Citadel
 Crawford, Antonio (IR) DB5-10185//RWest Virginia
38Ducre, Greg (IR) DB5-101831/22/19922Washington
39Johnson, Brandon (IR) RB6-22284/2/1993RPenn State
62Matthews, Mike (IR) C6-23001/27/19941Texas A&M
 McCord, Tyriq (IR) LB6-323611/6/1993RMiami (Fla.)
 Rome, Jay (IR) TE6-625412/12/1992RGeorgia
20Sutton, Cameron (IR) CB5-111882/27/1995RTennessee
Practice Squad
 Dangerfield, Jordan DB5-1119912/25/19902Towson
61Friend, Kyle C6-23054/3/19941Temple
65Hooks, Lavon DT6-33121/23/19921Ole Miss
41Huguenin, Farrington LB6-42685/8/19921Kentucky
 Kelsey, Keith LB6-02333/17/1995RLouisville
84McGee, Jake TE6-52529/19/19911Florida
38Phillips, Dashaun CB5-111861/3/19913Tarleton State
 Thomas, Justin WR5-111793/15/1994RGeorgia Tech
33Toussaint, Fitzgerald RB5-92045/4/19904Michigan
16Tucker, Marcus WR5-101906/24/19921Northern Michigan
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Pittsburgh6-5301.56-4310.725.92039
 
 
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Position Listing
James Conner
News
Conner ran twice for 14 yards in Pittsburgh's 19-13 win over Kansas City.

Different day but the same story for Conner, who watched Le'Veon Bell total 191 yards from scrimmage. It's becoming harder to justify using a roster spot for Conner in anything other than dynasty formats, although patient fantasy owners could be rewarded if Bell, who is on pace for 357 carries, were to get hurt. It should be noted that Bell has never rushed more than 290 times in a season and has played all 16 games just once in his first four years.

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
Shazier recorded just four tackles (all solo) in Sunday's 19-13 win over the Chiefs.

Despite failing to force a turnover for the first time this season, the defense was dominant against a Kansas City offense that entered the contest averaging 32.8 points per game this season. Shazier's four tackles were his fewest in his past 10 games, and he'll look to return to his usual form in Week 7 versus the Bengals, against which he tallied 17 tackles, including a sack in two games last season.

Antonio Crawford
Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
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 - Injured Reserve
Antonio Brown
News
Brown caught eight of 10 targets for 155 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 19-13 win over the Chiefs.

Despite plenty of attention from Marcus Peters, Brown rose to the occasion and eclipsed 150 yards for the second straight week. A large chunk of his production came on a 51-yard catch-and-run for a touchdown in the fourth quarter that ultimately decided the game. While Brown is accustomed to posting big numbers, he has been especially sharp in 2017 and is currently on pace to top his career high of 1,834 receiving yards set two years ago. He will look to continue his torrid start to the season next week against the Bengals.

Anthony Chickillo
News
Chickillo totaled two tackles (both solo), including a sack in Sunday's 23-17 overtime loss to the Bears.

Chickillo now has three sacks on the season to lead the Pittsburgh defense. He'll look to add to his total in Week 4 in Baltimore, where he recorded six tackles and a half sack in their 21-14 loss last season.

Marcus Gilbert
News
Gilbert appeared to aggravate his hamstring injury and is will not return to Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Gilbert missed the past three games but was finally able to practice fully this week and suit up Sunday. Chris Hubbard is next up at right tackle for the Steelers, who are already without starting left guard Ramon Foster (back).

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for Week 7 vs. Cincinnati
L.J. Fort
News
Fort was promoted to the active roster Saturday, the team's official site reports.

Fort likely figures to slide in at depth linebacker. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Fort will presumably remain a special teams asset.

Brandon Johnson
Injury
Bud Dupree
News
Dupree recorded a half-sack to go along with four tackles (three solo) in Sunday's 26-9 win over the Ravens.

Dupree now has 1.5 sacks on the season. His half-sack on Sunday came on the second play of the fourth quarter when the game was already in hand. The 24-year-old saw the field for 67 snaps (97.0 percent) and figures to continue seeing a heavy workload as the season progresses.

James Harrison
News
Harrison collected three tackles (all solo), including a sack in Pittsburgh's 19-13 win over Kansas City.

The 39-year-old veteran has been limited this season, but his late fourth quarter sack helped seal the win over the Chiefs. It's nice to see that Harrison still has some gas left in the tank, although not enough to warrant IDP consideration.

Jordan Berry
No Updates
Kameron Canaday
No Updates
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 one of two targets for 26 yards in Pittsburgh's 19-13 win over Kansas City.

It took McDonald until Week 6 to register his first catch, and there is little to suggest that he is in line for a bigger role in the offense moving forward. That trend should continue next week when the Steelers host the Bengals, who have limited opposing tight ends to an average of four catches for 37 yards per game.

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 (bicps) logged a full practice Thursday.

Tuitt was a non-participant Wednesday, so his quick return to full participation indicates the Steelers were simply being cautious with the 24-year-old. Barring any setbacks, he looks on track to take on his usual workload Sunday against the Jaguars.

Injury
Back - Questionable for Week 7 vs. Cincinnati
David DeCastro
No Updates
Coty Sensabaugh
News
Sensabaugh (ankle) signed a two-year contract with the Steelers on Monday.

Sensabaugh averaged about 42 tackles while making 27 starts for the Titans over his first four seasons, but then split time between the Rams and Giants last year. In joining the Steelers, the 28-year-old Sensabaugh figures to compete for the team's nickel cornerback job.

Mike Mitchell
News
Mitchell (hamstring) recorded nine tackles (four solo) in a 30-9 loss to the Jaguars on Sunday.

After missing the Week 5 contest due to the hamstring injury, Mitchell returned to action and turned in a solid performance, helping limit Jacksonville to just 82 passing yards. Unfortunately for the Steelers, Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette ran wild, racking up 181 yards on the ground with two touchdowns, including a 90-yard score in the final minutes to put an exclamation point on the day.

Justin Thomas
News
The Steelers and Thomas agreed to a contract on Wednesday, TribLive.com reports.

Thomas, a former quarterback in college, was most recently waived by the Rams. The undrafted rookie currently sits last on a depth chart that holds 11 wide receivers, so his chances of landing on the final roster are slim at best.

Arthur Moats
News
Moats had one tackle in Pittsburgh's 30-12 wild-card win against Miami on Sunday.

Moats played in all 16 regular season games for the fourth consecutive season, finishing with 21 tackles (nine solo), including 3.5 sacks.

Ramon Foster
News
Head coach Mike Tomlin is optimistic Foster (back) will return this week, Dale Lolley of the Observer-Reporter reports.

Foster failed to take the field Sunday against the Chiefs but could return to his role as starting left guard this week. Look for the practice reports this week to give a better insight on the lineman's status.

Injury
Back - Did Not Practice on Wednesday. Questionable for Week 7 vs. Cincinnati
Tyler Matakevich
News
Matakevich had two tackles (both solo) in Pittsburgh's 27-24 overtime win against Cleveland on Sunday.

The rookie linebacker played in all 16 regular season games, totaling 20 tackles (16 solo). He recorded a career-best nine tackles against Miami, who he'll face in the wild-card game, earlier this season.

Cameron Sutton
News
The Steelers selected Sutton in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 94th overall.

Sutton didn't show good athleticism at the Combine, running a 4.52-second 40-yard dash and posting a 34-inch vertical at 5-foot-11, 188 pounds, but he was a standout corner at Tennessee and should provide useful depth.

Injury
Hamstring - Injured Reserve
Roosevelt Nix-Jones
News
Nix caught two passes for five yards in the Steelers' overtime win against the Browns on Sunday.

Targeted twice, Nix had his first receptions this season, matching his 2015 total. He still has no rushing attempts in his two NFL seasons, a trend that should continue when Pittsburgh hosts Miami in the Wild Card round.

Jay Rome
Injury
Keion Adams
Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Le'Veon Bell
News
Bell carried 32 times for 179 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's game against the Chiefs. He also caught three of six targets for 12 more yards in the 19-13 win.

Bell gashed the hosts early and often in this one, averaging an impressive 5.6 yards per carry against one of the top run defenses in the NFL. He posted his highest rushing output of the season and scored his fourth touchdown in the last four games with a three-yard plunge at the start of the second quarter. Bell has produced at an elite level over that aforementioned stretch, averaging 142 scrimmage yards per game on a whopping 120 touches. He will look to continue this stellar run next week against the Bengals.

Mike Hilton
News
Hilton recorded four tackles (all solo), including a sack, and added an interception in Pittsburgh's 26-9 win over Baltimore on Sunday.

With Mike Mitchell (hamstring) inactive, Hilton was given an opportunity to see additional playing time, and he made the most of it, recording his first career sack and interception. He was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2016 by the Jaguars, who he will face in Week 5.

Fitzgerald Toussaint
News
Toussaint (leg) signed with the Steelers' practice squad Sunday, Chris Adamski of TribLive.com reports.

Toussaint was released on Saturday after being buried on the team's running back depth chart, but he'll remain with the organization. Given his versatile skill set, Toussaint is a good tailback for Pittsburgh to keep around in case star Le'Veon Bell goes down with an injury at any point this season.

T.J. Watt
News
Watt is dealing with a low-grade groin strain but could still play in Sunday's game against the Bears, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.

Watt left Sunday's game with the groin injury and did not return, but it doesn't appear as though it is a very serious one. Expect an official update on Watt to come Wednesday when the team releases its first injury report for Week 3, but the expectation is that the rookie linebacker will be limited in practice all week.

Justin Hunter
News
Hunter (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

No Steelers' wideouts are nursing injuries right now, so Hunter likely wouldn't play many offensive snaps anyways. Hunter has just two receptions for 11 yards this season.

Joshua Dobbs
News
Dobbs (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Browns, Teresa Varley of Steelers.com reports.

The Steelers have elected to dress only two quarterbacks in Week 1, with Landry Jones serving as Ben Roethlisberger's backup. Dobbs' first game on the active roster will have to wait, while it remains to be seen if Pittsburgh plans to keep the 2017 fourth-rounder sidelined in Week 2 as well.

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 ran once for three yards in Pittsburgh's 26-9 win over Baltimore on Sunday.

The veteran receiver still has no receiving targets through four games this season and serves almost exclusively as a special-teams player. If he's on your roster, feel free to cut him loose.

Joe Haden
News
Haden totaled six tackles (four solo) including a sack in Sunday's win over the Browns.

Defense and special teams dominated for both teams in the early going, with the half ending when Haden, who was recently cut by the Browns after seven seasons, sacked rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer. No doubt Haden was amped to face his former team, recording his first sack since 2011.

Xavier Grimble
News
Grimble was not targeted in Pittsburgh's 21-18 win over Cleveland on Sunday.

Grimble played just one offensive snap and appears to have fallen to third on the depth chart at tight end, at least for now, behind Jesse James and Vance McDonald.

JuJu Smith-Schuster
News
Smith-Schuster caught all three of his targets for 32 yards in Sunday's 19-13 win over the Chiefs.

Despite his modest workload, Smith-Schuster actually finished second on the team in catches and receiving yardage. He has already worked past multiple incumbent options on the depth chart and could eventually push primary deep threat Martavis Bryant for the team's No. 2 role. Smith-Schuster has yet to establish consistent fantasy value, but he seems to be growing into his role in the offense and will look to continue this trend next Sunday against the Bengals.

Sean Davis
News
Davis collected eight tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 19-13 win over the Chiefs.

Davis matched his season-high in tackles to lead the defense, giving him 30 on the season. Still, he has failed to record a sack or a turnover through six games, limiting his fantasy value.

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.

Tyson Alualu
News
Alualu was limited at practice Tuesday due to a calf injury, Chris Adamski of The Tribune-Review reports.

Alualu missed all of OTAs with the calf injury, so his limited participation is a welcome sign for Steelers' fans. Barring a major setback, it appears the injury will have no effect on his availability during the regular season.

Jesse James
News
James did not record a catch in Sunday's 19-13 win over the Chiefs.

Ben Roethlisberger threw just 25 passes, and the only target to James was erased by a penalty. He remains touchdown-dependent and faces a Cincinnati defense in Week 7 that has allowed opposing tight ends to reach paydirt just once this season.

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 had four tackles (three solo), including two sacks, and recovered a fumble in Pittsburgh's 26-9 win over Baltimore on Sunday.

After Alex Collins opened the game with a 23-yard run, Heyward and the rest of the defense kept the Ravens from getting anything going on offense, limiting them to just five more net yards rushing in the first half. The defense continues to do its job holding opponents to just 59 points in four games.

Robert Golden
News
Golden (ankle) was a full participant at practice Wednesday.

Golden sat out the Steelers' past two games due to his ankle injury but he appears to be recovered now and will likely be able to return for the divisional round game against the Chiefs on Sunday.

Vince Williams
News
Head coach Mike Tomlin is optimistic that Williams (hip) will return this week, Dale Lolley of the Observer-Reporter reports.

Williams suffered a hip injury Sunday against the Chiefs but still managed to recorded five tackles and two sacks in the contest. Look for more information on his status to come once the practice reports are released later in the week.

Injury
Hip - Questionable for Week 7 vs. Cincinnati
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 - Injured Reserve
Marcus Tucker
No Updates
B.J. Finney
No Updates
William Gay
News
Gay recorded five tackles (four solo) in the Steelers' overtime win against the Browns on Sunday.

The 2016 season was almost an exact repeat of 2015 for Gay, who again finished with exactly 58 tackles, including one sack, and one interception.

Terrell Watson
News
Watson is listed third on the depth chart ahead of Week 1 in Cleveland.

When asked about the team's running back situation, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he's comfortable with James Conner getting some work behind Le'Veon Bell but didn't bother mentioning Watson, Ed Bouchette of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. That doesn't exactly come as a surprise considering Conner is a 2017 third-round pick, whereas Watson went undrafted in 2015 and only has one regular-season appearance on his ledger. There is a real chance Watson would get involved if Bell were to suffer an injury. The 2015 UDFA rumbled for 173 yards on 37 carries in the preseason to surprisingly beat out Fitzgerald Toussaint for a roster spot.

Tyriq McCord
Injury
Artie Burns
News
Burns recorded three tackles (two solo) and a fumble recovery in Sunday's win over the Vikings.

The second-year defensive back matched his tackle totals from Week 1, and added his first career fumble recovery in the final minute of the game. In 18 career games, Burns now has four turnovers after recording three interceptions in his rookie season.

Ben Roethlisberger
News
Roethlisberger completed 17 of 25 pass attempts for 252 yards, one touchdown and one interception during Sunday's 19-13 win over the Chiefs.

Just a week after committing five turnovers, Roethlisberger completed 68 percent of his passes while posting a healthy 10.1 yards per attempt. The majority of his production through the air resulted from his rhythm with Antonio Brown, who hauled in eight passes for 155 yards and a touchdown (albeit a bit fluky a score). Roethlisberger reached 250 yards for just the third time this season and brought his TD:INT to an underwhelming 7:8 with this performance. He's clearly taken a step back in 2017, but the pieces are in place for him to break out any week, with his next opportunity coming Sunday against the Bengals.

Chris Boswell
News
Boswell was successful on his lone field-goal (24) and both extra-point attempts in Sunday's 19-13 win over the Chiefs.

Not surprisingly, this game was a defensive battle, limiting Boswell's scoring, although he made the most of his opportunities. Although he faces a Bengals team that allow opposing kickers an average of seven fantasy points per game this season, Boswell kicked six field-goals in his last game against them.

Jordan Dangerfield
News
Dangerfield (undisclosed) reached an injury settlement with the Steelers on Friday.

There's still no word on the specifics of the injury, but it's unlikely to be minor considering the role Dangerfield played with Pittsburgh last season. The 26-year-old's future is unclear at this point.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 7 vs. Cincinnati
Landry Jones
News
Jones (abdomen) completed 21 of 31 passes for 163 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Saturday's 19-15 preseason loss to the Colts.

Like starter Ben Roethlisberger, Jones was logging his first preseason action Saturday. He looked sharp overall and found Xavier Grimble for a 10-yard touchdown in the third quarter, although he did cost what was likely the Steelers' final hope for victory by throwing an interception in the end zone with under five minutes to go in the contest. Jones is once again slated to serve as Roethlisberger's top backup in the coming season, and given the latter's injury history, he could well see action at some point in 2017.

Chris Hubbard
No Updates
Maurkice Pouncey
Injury
Chest - Questionable for Week 7 vs. Cincinnati
No Updates
L.T. Walton
News
Walton had three tackles (all solo) in the Steelers' 27-24 overtime win on Sunday.

The ankle injury that forced Ricardo Mathews from the game resulted in increased defensive snaps for Walton, allowing him to have a personal-best three tackles against Cleveland. He finished with eight tackles (six solo) in 10 games this season.

Jake McGee
News
McGee signed a contract with the Steelers on Wednesday.

McGee, an undrafted second-year tight end out of Florida, has spent time with the Raiders and Chargers since originally signing with the Panthers in May of 2016. He'll likely be competing with Dave Johnson and Phazahn Odom for the No. 3 tight end job.

Jerald Hawkins
News
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
No Updates
Kyle Friend
No Updates
Alejandro Villanueva
News
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.

Matt Feiler
No Updates
Dan McCullers-Sanders
News
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
News
Rogers failed to record a catch in Pittsburgh's 19-13 win over Kansas City.

After being inactive (coach's decision) the past two weeks, Rogers returned to the field but was not targeted by Ben Roethlisberger. Antonio Brown continues to see the lion's share of targets (74) compared to all other wide receivers (73). The Steelers next face the Bengals, who allow an average of just 23.4 fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers this season, making all receivers other than Brown a risky play.

Martavis Bryant
News
Early indications are that the Steelers don't plan on trading Bryant, ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler reports.

Bryant seemingly is unhappy with his role in the Pittsburgh offense, sitting on per-game averages of 2.8 catches for 38.5 receiving yards on 5.7 targets, with only one touchdown in six games. However, he responded to Sunday's report about a trade request by tweeting that he's happy to be a Steeler and is focused on helping the franchise earn its seventh Super Bowl ring. Bryant's snap share fell to a season-low 52 percent in Sunday's 19-13 win over Kansas City, marking the fourth consecutive game in which he logged fewer snaps than JuJu Smith-Schuster. The talented 25-year-old still has a regular spot in three-wide formations for a contender, so the Steelers probably won't consider moving him unless another team blows them away with an offer. Bryant might fetch a first-round pick if the evaluation were merely based on talent, but he's currently struggling through the least productive stretch of his career, and he's one substance-abuse violation away from potentially never playing in the NFL again.

 

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