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
92Adeniyi, Ola LB6-12489/12/1997RToledo
29Allen, Brian CB6-321510/21/19932Utah
27Allen, Marcus DB6-22158/7/1996RPenn State
94Alualu, Tyson DE6-33045/12/19879California
77Banner, Zach T6-836012/25/19932USC
26Bell, Le'Veon RB6-12252/18/19926Michigan State
31Berhe, Nat DB5-111957/6/19915San Diego State
4Berry, Jordan P6-51953/18/19914Eastern Kentucky
51Bostic, Jon LB6-12455/5/19916Florida
9Boswell, Chris K6-21853/16/19914Rice
84Brown, Antonio WR5-101817/10/19889Central Michigan
42Burnett, Morgan DB6-12091/13/19899Georgia Tech
25Burns, Artie CB6-01975/1/19953Miami (FL)
57Canaday, Kameron LS6-42458/20/19922Portland State
72Cheek, Joseph T6-731112/2/19921Texas A&M
56Chickillo, Anthony LB6-325512/10/19924Miami (FL)
30Conner, James RB6-12335/5/19952Pittsburgh
61Cothren, Parker DT6-43041/23/1994RPenn State
37Dangerfield, Jordan DB5-1119912/25/19902Towson
21Davis, Sean SAF6-120210/23/19933Maryland
66DeCastro, David G6-53161/11/19907Stanford
5Dobbs, Joshua QB6-32161/26/19952Tennessee
48Dupree, Bud LB6-42692/12/19934Kentucky
34Edmunds, Terrell DB6-12171/20/1997RVirginia Tech
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
40Franklin, Jarvion RB6-023912/9/1995RWestern Michigan
69Frazier, Josh DT6-332111/6/1995RAlabama
40Galambos, Matt LB6-12393/21/19951Pittsburgh
77Gilbert, Marcus T6-63302/15/19888Florida
62Gilmore, Greg DE6-430811/28/1994RLSU
39Golden, Malik DB6-02054/27/19931Penn State
61Graham, Larson T6-52924/9/19941Duquesne
15Griffey, Trey WR6-31921/19/19941Arizona
85Grimble, Xavier TE6-42619/22/19923USC
23Haden, Joe DB5-111954/14/19899Florida
79Hargrave, Javon DT6-23052/7/19933South Carolina State
10Henderson, Quadree WR5-81929/12/1996RPittsburgh
97Heyward, Cameron DT6-52955/6/19898Ohio State
88Heyward-Bey, Darrius WR6-22102/26/198710Maryland
28Hilton, Mike CB5-91843/9/19942Ole Miss
82Hodges, Bucky TE6-62578/8/19951Virginia Tech
95Hooks, Lavon DE6-33121/23/19921Ole Miss
41Huguenin, Farrington LB6-42685/8/19921Kentucky
11Hunter, Justin WR6-42035/20/19916Tennessee
81James, Jesse TE6-72616/4/19944Penn State
14Jones, Tevin WR6-222512/26/19921Memphis
3Jones, Landry QB6-42254/4/19896Oklahoma
55Kelsey, Keith LB6-02333/17/19951Louisville
44Matakevich, Tyler LB6-123512/22/19923Temple
93McCullers-Sanders, Dan DT6-73528/11/19925Tennessee
89McDonald, Vance TE6-42676/13/19906Rice
87McKever, Pharoah TE6-62482/4/1994RFlorida International
62Morris, Patrick C6-33002/13/1995RTCU
45Nix-Jones, Roosevelt FB5-112483/30/19924Kent State
76Okorafor, Chuks T6-63208/8/1997RWestern Michigan
 Omoile, Oni G6-23106/24/19931Iowa State
83Patterson, Damoun WR6-21909/16/1994RYoungstown State
35Phillips, Dashaun CB5-111861/3/19913Tarleton State
53Pouncey, Maurkice C6-43047/24/19899Florida
64Prince, R.J. G6-63114/19/1995RNorth Carolina
38Reaves, Malik DB6-020012/15/1995RVillanova
22Ridley, Stevan RB5-112201/27/19896LSU
68Rodgers, Jake T6-63209/10/19911Eastern Washington
7Roethlisberger, Ben QB6-52403/2/198215Miami (OH)
17Rogers, Eli WR5-1018712/23/19924Louisville
2Rudolph, Mason QB6-52357/17/1995ROklahoma State
38Samuels, Jaylen RB6-02257/20/1996RNorth Carolina State
74Sayles, Casey DT6-32899/4/19951Ohio
74Schleuger, Chris G6-43055/12/1995RUAB
49Scotland-Williamson, Christian TE6-92747/5/1993RNo College
24Sensabaugh, Coty DB5-1118711/15/19887Clemson
50Shazier, Ryan LB6-12309/6/19925Ohio State
19Smith-Schuster, JuJu WR6-121511/22/19962USC
39Summers, James RB6-32106/12/19941East Carolina
30Summers, Jamar CB6-01906/14/1995RConnecticut
20Sutton, Cameron CB5-111882/27/19952Tennessee
18Thomas, Justin WR5-111853/15/19941Georgia Tech
46Thomas, Matthew LB6-32327/21/1995RFlorida State
33Toussaint, Fitzgerald RB5-92045/4/19905Michigan
16Tucker, Marcus WR5-101906/24/19921Northern Michigan
91Tuitt, Stephon DT6-63035/23/19935Notre Dame
64Vickers, Kendal DE6-32955/23/1995RTennessee
78Villanueva, Alejandro T6-93209/22/19884Army West Point
96Walton, L.T. DE6-53053/31/19924Central Michigan
13Washington, James WR5-112134/2/1996ROklahoma State
90Watt, T.J. LB6-425210/11/19942Wisconsin
6Wile, Matt P6-22156/20/19921Michigan
98Williams, Vince LB6-123312/27/19896Florida State
Injured Players
28Allen, Cortez (IR) DB6-119710/29/19885The Citadel
60Collins, Parker (IR) C6-32955/19/19941Appalachian State
65Hawkins, Jerald (IR) T6-630510/16/19933LSU
39Johnson, Brandon (IR) RB6-22284/2/1993RPenn State
38Johnson, Trey (IR) CB5-111709/27/1994RVillanova
82Malleck, Ryan (IR) TE6-42197/22/19931Virginia Tech
 McCord, Tyriq (IR) LB6-323611/6/1993RMiami (Fla.)
80McGee, Jake (IR) TE6-52509/19/19911Florida
69Meadows, Kyle (IR) T6-530111/3/1994RKentucky
 Rome, Jay (IR) TE6-625412/12/1992RGeorgia
 
 
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Position Listing
James Conner
News
Conner (groin) took five carries for 57 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 51-34 preseason loss to Green Bay.

Conner looked sharp in the Steelers' preseason opener with four carries for 25 yards and one catch for nine yards, but he then missed some practice time with a groin injury over the weekend. The issue apparently wasn't too serious, as he got the start in Thursday's contest and ripped off gains of 24 and 26 yards on consecutive plays early in the first quarter. Conner seems to have a strong grasp on the No. 2 RB job, which has equated with regular first-team work during Le'Veon Bell's holdout. Bell is expected to report to the Steelers shortly before Week 1, just as he did last season.

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 (spine) was officially placed on the Steelers' reserve/PUP list , Teresa Varley of Pittsburgh's official site reports.

Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert announced months ago that Shazier wouldn't play during the 2018 season, so this is merely confirmation of that previous report. Shazier will continue to go through his rehabilitation after a severe spinal injury cut his 2017 campaign short. He seemingly hopes to eventually return to the field, though it's unclear if he'll ever receive medical clearance to do so.

Injury
Spine - Physically Unable to Perform
Antonio Brown
News
Brown (quad) won't play Thursday against the Packers, the Steelers' official site reports.

The same likely applies to several other key Pittsburgh veterans, but the decision to sit Brown on Thursday is an easy one, after he limped off the practice field Monday. Though the star wideout is said to be fine, there's no reason to push him to play in a meaninglessness game at this stage.

Injury
Quadriceps - Questionable for Week 1 at Cleveland
Jon Bostic
News
Bostic (knee) said he is healthy and doesn't believe his previous medical issues are chronic, Jacob Klinger of PennLive.com reports.

Bostic has missed 26 games since entering the NFL as a second-round pick in 2013, limited by a mixture of hip, ankle and knee injuries. He spent the final two weeks of last season on injured reserve with a knee sprain, but he believes he could've played in Week 17 if the Colts had allowed it. Bostic finished the year with a career-high 97 tackles in 14 games, though his stat line otherwise consisted of just one sack, one fumble recovery and three pass breakups. He's had a hand in only three turnovers and three sacks throughout his career, displaying little in the way of playmaking ability. He figures to compete with Tyler Matakevich (shoulder) for a starting inside linebacker job next to Vince Williams, as the Steelers already have ruled Ryan Shazier (neck) out for the season. The team hopes to have both Bostic and Matakevich healthy for the start of the offseason program in mid-April.

Anthony Chickillo
News
Chickillo signed a restricted free agent tender with the Steelers on Friday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

The best deal available was with Pittsburgh, the team that drafted him in the sixth round in 2015. Chickillo spent the last two seasons in a reserve role, compiling 48 tackles and 5.5 sacks in 31 games. With T.J. Watt and Bud Dupree still in the lineup, Chickillo will likely work in the same role in 2018.

Marcus Gilbert
News
Gilbert spent the offseason working with physical therapists and trainers to improve the flexibility of his lower legs, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.

Gilbert has only played a full 16-game slate once in his eight NFL seasons and is being proactive as he attempts to achieve the feat again. Now fully recovered from the concussion he may have suffered in the Steelers' playoff loss to the Jaguars in January, Gilbert looks to be entering training camp as healthy as ever after finishing the 2017 campaign as Pro Football Focus' seventh-ranked right tackle.

Jarvion Franklin
No Updates
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 (concussion) has been cleared by the team and is expected to make his preseason debut Thursday against the Packers.

Dupree missed the the Steelers' preseason opener after suffering a concussion early in camp. He is projected to start at outside linebacker this season, so he must fully healthy at this point to receive the green light from the team for an exhibition game. Anthony Chickillo and Farrington Huguenin would presumably see increased reps should he suffer any setbacks.

Greg Gilmore
No Updates
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 re-signed to a one-year deal with the Steelers on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The veteran back joined the Steelers for the final two games of the season last year, rushing for 108 yards and one score on 26 carries -- he did not see any action during the postseason. He'll now have an opportunity to compete with James Conner and Fitzgerald Toussaint for a backup role behind Le'Veon Bell this offseason.

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
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Sunday that nothing has changed with McDonald (foot), Joe Rutter of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

McDonald is listed as the starting tight end on Pittsburgh's initial preseason depth chart, but he hasn't practiced since July 29 and didn't play in the team's preseason opener Thursday against Philadelphia. The prolonged absence is raising some questions about his Week 1 availability, and McDonald's troublesome medical history does nothing to quell those concerns. Jesse James is no match in terms of athleticism, but his solid track record for durability could ultimately leave him as the team's default No. 1 tight end for a third straight year. The Steelers had been hoping to see McDonald build on his 10-catch performance from last year's playoff loss to Jacksonville.

Injury
Foot - Questionable for Week 1 at Cleveland
Mason Rudolph
News
Rudolph will get an extended look in Thursday night's preseason game at Green Bay, Bob Labriola of Steelers.com reports. "We will not play selected veteran players," said coach Mike Tomlin. "Ben (Roethlisberger) won't play. It's really about an opportunity to get a legitimate evaluation of the guys who do play."

It is still unclear if Rudolph or Joshua Dobbs will start the game, or how playing time between the two will shake out, but neither Roethlisberger (questionable) or Landry Jones will play. While this is still considered to be an open competition, smart money is leaning towards Rudolph, a rookie third-round pick, to earn the backup quarterback job this season.

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 AFC divisional-round 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.

Joseph Cheek
News
Cheek signed a contract with the Browns on Thursday.

Cheek spent the beginning of the 2017 season on Kansas City's practice squad but was released in late September due to an undisclosed injury. Now healthy again, the Texas A&M product will look to carve out a role on the interior of the Browns' offensive line.

Pharoah McKever
No Updates
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.

Ramon Foster
News
Foster was diagnosed with a right knee bone bruise after hyperextending the area during Saturday's practice, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

Foster was lucky enough to avoid serious injury, which was the initial fear after he was carted off the field Saturday. His timetable for recovery is still four-to-five weeks, however, so his availability for Week 1 of the regular season isn't solidified at this point.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 1 at Cleveland
Tyler Matakevich
News
Matakevich (shoulder) is healthy and now the frontrunner to be starting ILB for the Steelers after OTAs, ESPN.com reports.

The Steelers signed Jon Bostic, who had 97 tackles (57 solo) for the Colts last season, but Matakevich stole the show during offseason workouts. Matakevich played with an edge while showing off his football instincts, and that combination makes him the likely replacement for Ryan Shazier (spine). The 2016 seventh-round pick has never played more than 60 defensive snaps in a season, however, so he'll need a solid preseason to solidify his role.

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 fullback 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.

Damoun Patterson
No Updates
Jay Rome
Injury
Kyle Meadows
News
Meadows (undisclosed) cleared waivers Monday and reverted to injured reserve, per the league's official transaction log.

Meadows was waived/injury by the Steelers on Sunday, and he'll need to reach an injury settlement with the team if he is to play elsewhere.

Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Keion Adams
No Updates
Josh Frazier
No Updates
Le'Veon Bell
News
Bell's agent said Tuesday on SiriusXM NFL Radio that the running back is expected to skip training camp but report to the team before Week 1.

It appears Bell will take a similar route to what he did last year, when he reported to the Steelers and signed his tender just nine days before the start of the regular season. Bell was unable to reach a long-term contract agreement before Monday's deadline, and his agent hinted that this would be Bell's final season in Pittsburgh given the circumstances. The 26-year-old is set to make $14.54 million this season, and a third year under the franchise tag would cost approximately $21 million in 2019. Bell should be fit and ready for his 2018 campaign, looking to make a strong impression before he hits the open market next offseason.

Morgan Burnett
News
Burnett was back in pads Thursday after missing some time with a hamstring injury, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports.

Burnett missed some practice time after tweaking a hamstring, but barring a setback, the injury shouldn't affect him going forward. The ex-Packer will look to stay healthy the rest of training camp as he tries to learn a new defensive playbook.

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.

Malik Reaves
No Updates
James Summers
No Updates
T.J. Watt
News
Watt (hamstring) has been ruled out for Thursday's preseason opener against the Eagles, Jacob Klinger of PennLive.com reports.

Watt left Sunday's practice with a hamstring injury, and while the severity is still unknown, the Steelers see no reason to rush the second-year linebacker back into action after just a few days. Expect Pittsburgh to continue to act with extra caution while Watt continues to be evaluated.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for Week 1 at Cleveland
Fitzgerald Toussaint
News
Toussaint took first-time snaps during Sunday's practice, Joe Rutten of TribLive.com reports.

With both James Conner (groin) and Steven Ridley (rest) held out of the team drills portion of Sunday's practice, Toussaint had the opportunity to get some extended run. The re-signing of Ridley this offseason leaves Toussaint's place on the Steelers' roster in question, but the fact that he is clearly right behind both running backs in the pecking order shows that the veteran still has a legitimate chance of surviving final cuts in a couple weeks.

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

Hunter has bounced around a bit since being drafted by the Titans in 2013 and ultimately made his way to Pittsburgh for the 2017 season, recording just four receptions for 23 yards and one touchdown in seven games. He'll likely reinsert himself on the back end of the depth chart at receiver in 2018.

Joshua Dobbs
News
Dobbs will split playing time with Mason Rudolph in Thursday night's preseason game at Green Bay, Bob Labriola of Steelers.com reports. According to coach Mike Tomlin, the plan is "to focus on the young quarterbacks. They're going to play and play exclusively."

The news of Ben Roethlisberger being evaluated as part of the league's concussion protocol likely had no bearing on this decision, as Tomlin added that Landry Jones will also sit this one out. Dobbs was third on the depth chart behind Roethlisberger and Jones last season, never taking a single snap, and the addition of Rudolph could result in either Dobbs or Jones failing to make the roster coming out of camp.

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 (wrist) is not practicing Saturday, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

Grimble was seen sporting a cast on his right wrist, but the extent of his injury remains uncertain. With Vance McDonald (foot) also banged up, Jesse James and Bucky Hodges currently represent the team's only healthy options at tight end.

Injury
Wrist - Questionable for Week 1 at Cleveland
Jamar Summers
No Updates
JuJu Smith-Schuster
News
Smith-Schuster brought in his only target for a four-yard touchdown in the Steelers' 51-34 preseason loss to the Packers on Thursday.

The dynamic second-year wideout secured a four-yard scoring dart from Mason Rudolph following a Packers turnover and 21-yard reception by Jesse James. Smith-Schuster had been bothered by a knee injury following Pittsburgh's exhibition opener, but he'd returned to practice earlier in the week. He'll look to keep prepping for what should be a sizable No. 2 receiver role this coming season during the Steelers' "dress rehearsal" exhibition tilt against the Titans on Aug. 25, a game in which he should see action alongside Antonio Brown (quadriceps) and Ben Roethlisberger.

Sean Davis
News
Davis exited Sunday's practice early due to a groin injury, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

The extent of Davis' injury is unknown. If he is forced to miss extended action, look for rookie Terrell Edmunds to see additional starting reps at safety alongside Morgan Burnett. Davis had a strong 2017, recording 92 tackles, three interceptions, a forced fumble and a sack, so his starting position shouldn't be in any danger as long as he can get healthy during the training camp window.

Injury
Groin - Questionable for Week 1 at Cleveland
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).

Ola Adeniyi
No Updates
Jesse James
News
James brought in one of two targets for 21 yards in the Steelers' 51-34 preseason loss to the Packers on Thursday.

James took advantage of the ongoing absence of Vance McDonald (foot), making his 21-yard grab on the Steelers' fourth possession to set up a four-yard touchdown reception by JuJu Smith-Schuster. Unlike McDonald -- his primary competition for the starting job -- the 24-year-old James has proven highly durable thus far in his career, playing all 16 games in each of his last two seasons. While he isn't utilized much downfield (8.5 career YPC), James 6-foot-7 stature affords him plenty of red-zone upside. He'll look to keep making his case for the No. 1 role against the Titans on Aug. 25 in the Steelers' third exhibition.

Oni Omoile
No Updates
Terrell Edmunds
No Updates
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.

Nat Berhe
News
Berhe signed a one-year contract with the Steelers on Friday, Teresa Varley of the team's official site reports.

Berhe was a key special teams player for the Giants since being selected in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, one who led the unit in tackles last season. He'll likely serve Pittsburgh in a similar capacity, though he does have two career defensive starts to his name and certainly adds depth to the Steelers' secondary, as well.

Cameron Heyward
News
Heyward will not participate in Thursday's exhibition tilt against the Packers for rest purposes.

The Steelers are expected to rest several veterans Thusday, so there is no surprise that Heyward is one of them. The 29-year-old defensive end is entering his eighth season with the club and expected to start once again.

Vince Williams
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Williams is being evaluated for a possible concussion and his return to Sunday's game against the Jaguars is considered questionable.

Williams, who posted a career-best 89 tackles during the 2017 regular season, was escorted to the locker room in the first half of Sunday's contest after suffering a head injury. Williams may be able to return to the game if he clears the league's concussion protocol, but L.J. Fort and Tyler Matakevich could see increased roles at inside linebacker.

Quadree Henderson
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Jake Rodgers
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The Steelers claimed Rodgers off waivers Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Rodgers was cut loose by the Texans on Tuesday after signing with Houston in January. He'll now return to a familiar city, as Rodgers spent the first half of the 2017 season with Pittsburgh.

Marcus Tucker
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Tucker (ankle) sat out of Friday's practice, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Tucker can ill afford to miss practice time in a crowded wideout corps. The 26-year-old has yet to play an NFL snap and may need to secure a spot via special teams.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for Week 1 at Cleveland
Bucky Hodges
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Hodges signed a contract with the Steelers on Thursday, Chris Adamski of TribLive.com reports.

Hodges showed promise in college at Virginia Tech, converting to tight end after being recruited as a quarterback. However, he's yet to convert that potential into NFL production. He'll now look to secure a depth and special teams role with Pittsburgh in 2018.

Kendal Vickers
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Patrick Morris
No Updates
B.J. Finney
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Finney did not participate at the Steelers' practice Thursday's due to a quadriceps bruise, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

Finney left Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles after sustaining the injury. The severity of the bruise is currently unclear.

Injury
Quadriceps - Questionable for Week 1 at Cleveland
Trey Johnson
Injury
Shoulder - Injured Reserve
Ryan Malleck
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The Steelers reverted Malleck (undisclosed) to injured reserve Saturday per the NFL Media official transaction log.

Malleck has struggled to find an NFL roster since going undrafted in 2015. He will now be sidelined for the remainder of the season unless he and the Steelers come to terms on an injury settlement.

Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Tyriq McCord
Injury
Parker Cothren
No Updates
Artie Burns
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Burns (groin) recorded four tackles (three solo) in Thursday's preseason game against the Packers.

Burns was battling a groin injury earlier in training camp but has now played in both of the Steelers preseason contests. The 23-year-old should continue with Pittsburgh's first-team defense as he remains healthy.

Zach Banner
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Banner signed a contract with the Steelers on Sunday, Mark Kaboly of The Athletic reports.

Banner was surprisingly waived by the Colts prior to the 2017 season after being selected in the fourth round of that year's draft. He then latched on with the Browns and ended up seeing action in eight games as a rookie. After being waived, Banner now joins Pittsburgh where he'll have to battle for a final roster spot throughout training camp.

Christian Scotland-Williamson
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Larson Graham
No Updates
Chuks Okorafor
No Updates
Parker Collins
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Collins (undisclosed) cleared waivers Tuesday and reverted to injured reserve, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Collins will remain on IR unless an injury settlement is reached.

Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Ben Roethlisberger
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Roethlisberger did not suffer a concussion in practice Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Roethlisberger was evaluated by team doctors as part of the NFL's concussion protocol, but subsequently cleared. His absence from Thursday night's preseason game against the Packers was planned and the QB is slated to play next Saturday against the Titans.

Chris Boswell
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Boswell signed his restricted free agent tender from the Steelers on Thursday, Mark Kaboly of The Athletic Pittsburgh reports.

The Steelers applied a second-round tender on the kicker before the March 14 deadline, all but assuring he'd be back in Pittsburgh for a fourth season. Putting pen to paper makes the transaction official. On the heels of a career-best 142-point campaign, Boswell is a candidate to put up a similar number behind an offense led by Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and likely Le'Veon Bell, who received the franchise tag for a second straight year.

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 is expected to be the starting quarterback for Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

While Jones will be getting the start in the absence of Ben Roethlisberger (rest), the Steelers will likely want to see more out of fellow backups Josh Dobbs and rookie Mason Rudolph. With Rudolph seen as a legitimate candidate to serve as the No. 2 quarterback behind Big Ben, Jones will need to have a fairly impressive season to warrant a spot on Pittsburgh's final roster.

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 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.

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 (Achilles) will be placed on injured reserve Monday, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

McGee tore his Achilles in OTAs last week and could be sidelined around 6-to-9 months. Barring an injury settlement, he's likely stuck on IR through the end of the league year.

Injury
Achilles - Injured Reserve
Jerald Hawkins
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Hawkins (quadriceps) will be placed on injured reserve Monday, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Hawkins tore a quadriceps muscle in practice last week and could be out of action for many months. The Steelers signed free agent offensive lineman Bryce Harris to take his place on the roster.

Injury
Quadriceps - Injured Reserve
Keith Kelsey
No Updates
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
No Updates
Chris Schleuger
No Updates
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 re-signed to a one-year deal with the Steelers on Thursday, Joe Rutter of Triblive.com reports.

McCullers will remain in Pittsburgh, where he was drafted in the sixth-round of the 2014 draft. The nose tackle has been more of a depth lineman so far in his career, registering just one start in 42 career games. The Steelers now have all six defensive linemen who saw action last season under contract for the 2018 season as well.

James Washington
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Washington brought in five of seven targets for 114 yards and two touchdowns in the Steelers' 51-34 preseason loss to the Packers. on Thursday.

The rookie stood out on a night that featured explosive offense on the part of both teams, hauling in a pair of second-half touchdown passes from Joshua Dobbs. Washington's first scoring reception -- a 19-yarder -- capped off a three-play, 45-yard drive, a score he followed up with a 22-yard end-zone grab that finished off a seven-play, 75-yard march. Washington's reception and target totals both led the Steelers on the night, while his yardage drew even with the Packers' Jake Kumerow for a game-high figure. With seven catches for 158 yards over his first pair of exhibitions, Washington is validating his second-round selection thus far. He'll look to keep pushing for a sizable role in his rookie season against the Titans on Aug. 25.

Eli Rogers
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Rogers (knee) was spotted running sprints on the sideline during the Steelers' practice Wednesday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

After re-signing with Pittsburgh on July 25, Rogers was immediately placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list while he continues to recover from the ACL tear he suffered in mid-January. His presence on the field running in a straight line marks significant progress, but there weren't any signs of Rogers incorporating any change-of-direction work during the session. His availability for the start of the regular season remains a question mark.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Physically Unable to Perform
Matthew Thomas
No Updates
R.J. Prince
No Updates
Jaylen Samuels
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Samuels rushed nine times for 38 yards and a touchdown and brought in three of four targets for 13 yards in the Steelers' 51-34 preseason loss to the Packers on Thursday.

Samuels capped off a late third-quarter drive with a one-yard rushing score, his first of the preseason. The versatile fifth-round pick also got to flash his pass-catching chops a bit, making it a solid all-around performance. Samuels continues to serve in a scout-team-like role in training camp while Le'Veon Bell (contract) remains absent, and the latter's refusal to report also projects to continue giving him plenty of opportunity to make his case for a roster spot in the remaining pair of preseason games. Samuels will look to build on Thursday's performance in the Steelers' third preseason tilt on Aug. 25 against the Titans.

Marcus Allen
No Updates