Team Notebook: Pittsburgh Steelers

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Steelers | Friday injury report
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:46:56 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Ike Taylor (forearm, shoulder) and SS Troy Polamalu (knee) are listed as doubtful for Week 16. TE Matt Spaeth (elbow) is listed as questionable, while CB William Gay (non-injury), OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle), LB James Harrison (knee), DT Steve McLendon (non-injury), FS Mike Mitchell (groin) and C Maurkice Pouncey (ankle) are listed as probable. Polamalu did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 19. Spaeth and Taylor were limited during practice, while the other players fully participated in practice.


Steelers | Markus Wheaton listed as probable
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:43:06 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 19, and is listed as probable for Week 16.


Steelers | Heath Miller should be able to play
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:34:36 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 19, and is listed as probable for Week 16.


Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger probable
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:26:41 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 19, and is listed as probable for Week 16.


Steelers | Big Ben, Heath Miller back at practice
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:14:45 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury) and TE Heath Miller (non-injury) both returned to a full practice Thursday, Dec. 18, after taking the day off Wednesday, Dec. 17.


Steelers | Markus Wheaton misses practice
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:11:19 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (illness) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18.


Steelers | Thursday practice report
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:06:34 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (knee) and TE Matt Spaeth (elbow) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18. CB Ike Taylor (shoulder, forearm) was limited, while CB William Gay (non-injury), OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle), LB James Harrison (knee), DT Steve McLendon (non-injury), S Mike Mitchell (groin) and C Maurkice Pouncey (ankle) practiced in full.


Steelers | Wednesday practice report
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:59:45 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers CB William Gay (non-injury), DT Steve McLendon (non-injury), FS Mike Mitchell (groin), SS Troy Polamalu (knee) and TE Matt Spaeth (elbow) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 17. C Maurkice Pouncey (ankle) and CB Ike Taylor (forearm, shoulder) were limited during practice, while OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle) and LB James Harrison (knee) fully participated in practice.


Steelers | Heath Miller sits out
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:56:23 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 17.


Steelers | Ben Roethliberger does not practice
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:47:56 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 17.


Steelers | Ronald Patrick signs
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:46:38 -0800

Free-agent C Ronald Patrick (Cowboys) was signed to the Pittsburgh Steelers' practice squad Wednesday, Dec. 17.


Steelers | Three players expected to return
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:41:39 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison (knee), CB Ike Taylor (forearm, shoulder) and OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle) are all expected to return in Week 16 against the Kansas City Chiefs, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.


Steelers | Mike Mitchell suffered groin injury
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:12:03 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers FS Mike Mitchell (groin) suffered a groin injury in the team's Week 15 game, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.


Steelers | Roethlisberger, OC clicking
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:20:09 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger and offensive coordinator Todd Haley are working very well together this season. With the game on the line late in the fourth quarter in Week 15 against the Atlanta Falcons, Haley gave Roethlisberger the freedom to decide between two different plays. The fact that Haley didn't insist on a run with just one yard to gain shows how well the relationship between the coordinator and QB is going. Roethlisberger was 12-for-14 for 191 yards on plays in which the Falcons rushed at least five defenders, according to ESPN Stats & Information.


Steelers | Marcus Gilbert to return this week
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:59:43 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle, knee) is expected to return to the starting lineup in Week 16 against the Kansas City Chiefs. OT Mike X. Adams has played right tackle in place of Gilbert in his absence.


Steelers | Ryan Shazier, Cam Thomas seeing less time
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:34:26 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers LBs Vince Williams and Sean Spence continue to play ahead of rookie LB Ryan Shazier, who played for the first time in Week 15 since suffering a high ankle sprain in November. DE Daniel McCullers even played more snaps (six) than Shazier (four) against the Atlanta Falcons. Also, DE Stephen Tuitt has clearly replaced DE Cam Thomas in the starting lineup.


Steelers | Le'Veon Bell holds team record
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 16:33:14 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell has 2,043 total yards this season, eclipsing the team record of 2,034 previously held by former RB Barry Foster.


Steelers | Antonio Brown sets franchise record
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 14:09:26 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown hauled in 10 receptions for 123 yards in Week 15 against the Atlanta Falcons. He set a franchise record for catches in a season with 115, eclipsing the previous mark set by Hines Ward back in 2002 (112).


Steelers | Matt Spaeth suffers injury
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 12:14:04 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Matt Spaeth (elbow) suffered an elbow injury in Week 15 but is considered probable to return.


Steelers | Troy Polamalue injured
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 12:11:26 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (knee) suffered a left knee injury in Week 15 but is considered probable to return.


Steelers | Week 15 Inactives
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 08:46:58 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers have declared DL Clifton Geathers, RB Dri Archer, CB Ike Taylor, LB James Harrison, WR Justin Brown, QB Landry Jones, OT Marcus Gilbert inactive for Week 15.


Steelers | Friday injury report
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:43:12 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Ike Taylor (forearm, shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 12, and is listed as doubtful for Week 15. LB James Harrison (knee) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. CB William Gay (quadriceps), OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle), DE Cam Heyward (non-injury) and C Maurkice Pouncey (ankle) fully participated in practice and are listed as probable.


Steelers | Heath Miller probable for Week 15
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:39:25 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 12, and is listed as probable for Week 15.


Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger expected to play
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:31:11 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 12, and is listed as probable for Week 15.


Steelers | Thursday practice report
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:26:56 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Ivan Taylor (shoulder, forearm) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 11. LB James Harrison (knee) and C Maurkice Pouncey (ankle) were limited. CB William Gay (quadriceps), OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle) and DE Cam Heyward (non-injury related) participated fully.


Steelers | Heath Miller has full practice
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:23:54 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller (non-injury related) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 11.


Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger a full participant
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:20:22 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury related) practiced fully Thursday, Dec. 11.


Steelers | Wednesday practice report
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:25:45 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers CB William Gay (quadriceps), LB James Harrison (knee), DE Cam Heyward (non-injury), and CB Ike Taylor (forearm, shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 10. OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle) fully participated in practice.


Steelers | Heath Miller misses practice
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:21:35 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 10.


Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger does not practice
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:18:01 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 10.


Steelers | Ryan Shazier still behind
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:33:15 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers LB Ryan Shazier (knee, ankle) still has to prove himself in order to win back the starting linebacker job opposite LB Lawrence Timmons, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. Prior to Week 14, Shazier had missed the last three games due to a high ankle sprain.


Steelers | Jarvis Jones improving
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:29:30 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers LB Jarvis Jones (wrist) responded well after the team's Week 14 game versus the Cincinnati Bengals. "We feel really good about him moving forward from a health standpoint," head coach Mike Tomlin said.


Steelers | James Harrison questionable
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:24:57 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison (knee) is questionable for Week 15. Head coach Mike Tomlin said they will see how much Harrison is able to practice this week before making a decision on his availability. The same can be said for OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle, knee), who has missed the last two games.


Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger stayed patient
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:17:18 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger stayed patient in the team's Week 14 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, and he was 5-for-7 for 147 yards and two touchdowns on play-action passes, according to ESPN Stats & Information. In the game, he went 25-for-39 for 350 yards and three touchdowns, and he did not force any throws that led to turnovers. Roethlisberger has thrown five of his eight interceptions this year on the road.


Steelers | Make two roster moves
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 13:34:02 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed free-agent CB Kevin Fogg (Dolphins) to the practice squad and released S Jordan Dangerfield Tuesday, Dec. 9.


Steelers | Ryan Shazier will have to earn starts
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 09:26:05 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers LB Ryan Shazier will have to earn back his starting spot, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. The team has like what it has seen from LB Vince Williams and LB Sean Spence.


Steelers | Won't commit to Ike Taylor starting
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 09:25:19 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Ike Taylor (knee, shoulder) may not start in Week 15 even if he is healthy, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.


Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger loves Ohio
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 17:48:49 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger improved to 18-4 in the state of Ohio with a win in Week 14 against the Cincinnati Bengals. He is now 10-2 in his career at Paul Brown Stadium.


Steelers | Ike Taylor leaves game
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 17:48:18 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Ike Taylor (knee, shoulder) left the Week 14 game against the Cincinnati Bengals in the fourth quarter due to a left knee and right shoulder injury.


Steelers | Le'Veon Bell having historic run
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 15:49:52 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell has posted 711 yards from scrimmage over the past three games and that's the second-highest in a three-game span in NFL history. Former Chicago Bears RB Walter Payton posted 746 yards in a three-game stretch to hold the record.


Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger may receive extension
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 09:14:56 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is expected to have contract extension talks with the team during the offseason, according to sources. Talks between the two sides likely will begin during the NFL Scouting Combine. The Steelers understand that Roethlisberger likely will command at least $20 million per season.


Steelers | Week 14 Inactives
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 08:43:18 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers have declared CB B.W. Webb, DL Clifton Geathers, RB Dri Archer, LB James Harrison, WR Justin Brown, QB Landry Jones, OT Marcus Gilbert inactive for Week 14.


Steelers | Jarvis Jones activated
Sat, 06 Dec 2014 13:59:16 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers LB Jarvis Jones (wrist) was activated from the Active/Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Dec. 6. CB Cortez Allen (thumb) was placed on Reserve/Injured.


Steelers | Jarvis Jones could return soon
Sat, 06 Dec 2014 09:27:48 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers LB Jarvis Jones (wrist) may be activated from the Active/Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Dec. 6. Jones could rotate with LB Arthur Moats at outside linebacker in Week 14 if LB James Harrison (knee) is not able to play.


Steelers | Friday injury report
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 13:21:24 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 14. LB James Harrison (knee) is listed as doubtful. DT Steve McLendon (shoulder) is listed as questionable, while CB Cortez Allen (thumb), CB Brice McCain (hamstring), SS Troy Polamalu (illness), LB Ryan Shazier (ankle) and CB Ike Taylor (shoulder) are listed as probable. Gilbert and Harrison did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 5, while the other players fully participated in practice.