Team Notebook: Pittsburgh Steelers

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Steelers | Friday injury report
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:39:51 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Cortez Allen (thumb) and DT Steve McLendon (shoulder) have been ruled out for Week 13. OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle) and LB Ryan Shazier (ankle) are listed as questionable, while DT Brett Keisel (non-injury), S Troy Polamalu (non-injury), CB Ike Taylor (forearm) and SS Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) are listed as probable. Gilbert and McLendon did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 28. Allen was limited during practice, while the other players fully participated in practice.


Steelers | Heath Miller listed as probable
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:31:13 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 28, and is listed as probable for Week 13.


Steelers | Martavis Bryant expected to play
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:30:27 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 28, and is listed as probable for Week 13.


Steelers | Thursday practice report
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:43:10 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle) and SS Troy Polamalu (non-injury) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 27. DT Steve McLendon (shoulder), LB Ryan Shazier (ankle) and CB Cortez Allen (thumb) were limited during practice, while DE Brett Keisel (non-injury), CB Ike Taylor (forearm) and SS Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) fully participated in practice.


Steelers | Heath Miller practices in full
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:40:05 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 27.


Steelers | Martavis Bryant practices
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:34:25 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant (illness) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 27.


Steelers | Wednesday practice report
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:58:19 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers DE Brett Keisel (non-injury) and SS Troy Polamalu (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 26. OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle) and DT Steve McLendon (shoulder) were limited during practice, while CB Cortez Allen (thumb), LB Ryan Shazier (ankle), CB Ike Taylor (forearm) and SS Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) fully participated in practice.


Steelers | Heath Miller sits out
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:54:58 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 26.


Steelers | Martavis Bryant does not practice
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:49:55 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 26.


Steelers | Jarvis Jones will not play
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:38:38 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers LB Jarvis Jones (wrist) will not play in the team's Week 13 game, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. Tomlin said Jones could play at the end of the three week window the team has to get Jones into the lineup. "It could come soon. It could come at the end of the three weeks," Tomlin said of adding Jones to the 53-man roster. "Really more than anything it's about him getting acclimated to the cast that he's playing in and us getting a level of comfort with his overall execution with it."


Steelers | Three questionable to play
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:37:57 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers LB Ryan Shazier (ankle), DT Steve McLendon (shoulder) and CB Cortez Allen (thumb) are all questionable for the team's Week 13 game, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.


Steelers | Two expected to play
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:10:07 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (knee) and CB Ike Taylor (forearm) both are expected to play in the team's Week 13 game, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.


Steelers | Three defenders due back
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:49:19 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (knee), LB Ryan Shazier (ankle) and CB Ike Taylor (forearm) are expected back for Week 13.


Steelers | Ryan Shazier hopes to play
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:08:30 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers LB Ryan Shazier (ankle) said he hopes to be able to play in Week 13. Shazier was limited during practice Monday, Nov. 24, and will see how he feels during the week before deciding on his status.


Steelers | Three defensive players practice
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:28:47 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers LB Ryan Shazier (ankle), SS Troy Polamalu (knee) and SS Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) participated in practice Monday, Nov. 24.


Steelers | Jarvis Jones practices
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:26:05 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers LB Jarvis Jones (wrist) participated in practice Monday, Nov. 24. Jones is currently on the Active/Reserve/Injured list.


Steelers | Ike Taylor ready to play
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:23:09 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Ike Taylor (forearm) said he has been cleared to play and expects to start in Week 13.


Steelers | Joe Kruger signs
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:36:48 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed free-agent DE Joe Kruger (Packers) to the practice squad Monday, Nov. 24.


Steelers | Jarvis Jones may return this season
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:53:02 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers LB Jarvis Jones (wrist) hopefully will be able to play again this season, according to linebackers coach Keith Butler. Jones has been working out and attending all of the meetings.


Steelers | Ike Taylor waiting for clearance
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:21:50 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Ike Taylor (forearm) still needs to be cleared to resume playing and is scheduled to meet with a doctor Monday, Nov. 24. Taylor will wear a small cast on his forearm when he returns but will have to deal with some pain.


Steelers | Ryan Shazier may not be ready to play
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:19:08 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers LB Ryan Shazier (ankle) will be eased back into practice next week and is considered questionable to play in Week 13. Shazier is dealing with a high-ankle sprain.


Steelers | Troy Polamalu expects to play
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:09:42 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (knee) said he expects to be able to play in Week 13. He said he believes he could have played if the team had a game in Week 12.


Steelers | Le'Veon Bell will see all action he can
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:20:46 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell will receive as many carries as he can handle, according to offensive coordinator Todd Haley.


Steelers | Add LaDarius Perkins to practice squad
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:27:35 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers added RB LaDarius Perkins to their practice squad on Wednesday, Nov. 19. He is an undrafted rookie out of Mississippi State who previously was in the Packers' training camp this summer.


Steelers | Promote Josh Harris
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:02:41 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers RB Josh D. Harris was promoted to the 53-man roster Tuesday, Nov. 18.


Steelers | Steelers interested in Ben Tate?
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:32:40 -0800

Free-agent RB Ben Tate (Browns) may already have drawn interest from the Pittsburgh Steelers after being released by the Cleveland Browns Tuesday, Nov. 18. A Steelers staff member reportedly called a Cleveland Browns staff member asking about Tate's release.


Steelers | LeGarrette Blount released
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:29:41 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers released RB LeGarrette Blount Tuesday, Nov. 18.


Steelers | Martavis Bryant shut down
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:46:18 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant, who had six touchdowns in his first four games entering Week 11, was held to just two catches (five targets) and 11 yards against the Tennessee Titans Monday, Nov. 17.


Steelers | LeGarrette Blount a problem
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 06:28:05 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount left the field before the game was over Monday, Nov. 17, apparently upset that he didn't have a carry in the game. At least one teammate thought the team should leave him in Nashville. Blount has been an internal problem for more than a month and sources said he is dragging down star RB Le'Veon Bell. Some players have been pushing for the team to release him due to his attitude.


Steelers | Le'Veon Bell has big game Monday
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:02:42 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell had a career-high 204 yards and a touchdown on 33 carries in the team's Week 11 win over the Tennessee Titans Monday, Nov. 17, and he had all but three of the team's carries in the game. Bell had rushed for 205 yards and no touchdowns over the previous four games.


Steelers | Week 11 Inactives
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:01:20 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers have declared OG Chris Hubbard, CB Ike Taylor, QB Landry Jones, LB Ryan Shazier, SS Shamarko Thomas, DL Steve McLendon, SS Troy Polamalu inactive for Week 11.


Steelers | Troy Polamalu due back Week 13
Sat, 15 Nov 2014 16:38:27 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (knee) is expected to return in Week 13.


Steelers | Week 11 injury report
Sat, 15 Nov 2014 14:49:46 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Cortez Allen (thumb), DE Brett Keisel (personal), LB Arthur Moats (personal) and FS Ross Ventrone (hamstring) practiced Saturday, Nov. 15, and are probable for Week 11. DT Steve McLendon (shoulder), SS Troy Polamalu (knee), LB Ryan Shazier (ankle), CB Ike Taylor (forearm) and SS Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) are out for Week 11. Taylor and Thomas were limited in practice all week, while McLendon, Polamalu and Shazier missed practice all week.


Steelers | Daniel McCullers expected to start
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:29:14 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers DT Daniel McCullers is expected to start at nose tackle in Week 11 because of the injury to DT Steve McLendon (shoulder), according to defensive line coach John Mitchell.


Steelers | Ethan Hemer re-signs
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:47:14 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed DE Ethan Hemer to their practice squad Friday, Nov. 14.


Steelers | Friday practice report
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:57:00 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers DT Steve McLendon (shoulder), LB Ryan Shazier (ankle) and SS Troy Polamalu (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 14. CB Cortez Allen (thumb), CB Ike Taylor (forearm) and SS Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) were limited during practice, while DE Brett Keisel (non-injury), LB Arthur Moats (non-injury) and SS Ross Ventrone (hamstring) fully participated in practice.


Steelers | Thursday practice report
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:02:40 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers DE Brett Keisel (non-injury related), DT Steve McLendon (shoulder), LB Arthur Moats (non-injury related), SS Troy Polamalu (knee) and LB Ryan Shazier (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 13. CB Ivan Taylor (forearm) and S Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) were limited. S Ross Ventrone (hamstring) practiced fully.


Steelers | Three ruled out
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:01:57 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (knee), LB Ryan Shazier (ankle) and CB Ike Taylor (forearm) have all been ruled out of the team's Week 11 game.


Steelers | Week 10 Inactives
Sun, 09 Nov 2014 08:43:34 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers have declared OG Chris Hubbard, CB Ike Taylor, QB Landry Jones, CB Ross Ventrone, LB Ryan Shazier, SS Shamarko Thomas, SS Troy Polamalu inactive for Week 10.


Steelers | Jordan Dangerfield may be added to roster
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 15:38:25 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad FS Jordan Dangerfield likely will be added to the active roster before the team's Week 10 game.


Steelers | Friday practice report for Week 10
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 12:14:27 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers S Troy Polamalu (knee), LB Ryan Shazier (ankle), CB , S Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) all did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 7, and have been ruled out. S Ross Ventrone (hamstring) and CB Ike Taylor (forearm) were limited in practice and have been ruled out. DE Cameron Heyward (non-injury related), WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (hamstring), DE Brett Keisel (non-injury related), S Michael Mitchell (not injury related), C Maurkice Pouncey (non-injury related) and LB Jason Worilds (abdomen) all fully practiced and are probable for Week 10.


Steelers | Heath Miller probable
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 11:32:58 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller (non-injury) fully practiced and is probable for the team's Week 10 game.


Steelers | Antonio Brown has impressive work ethic
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 13:04:20 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown, who leads the NFL in catches (71) and receiving yards (996), has an incredible work ethic around the team headquarters. Twice a week he'll go to the gym after a full day at the team's facilities. "His work ethic and demeanor and attitude are just unbelievable," QB Ben Roethlisberger said of Brown.


Steelers | Thursday practice report
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 13:01:06 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers DE Brett Keisel (non-injury), SS Troy Polamalu (knee), LB Ryan Shazier (ankle) and SS Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) did not participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 6. CB Ike Taylor (forearm) and SS Ross Ventrone (hamstring) were limited during practice, while DE Cam Heyward (non-injury), FS Mike Mitchell (non-injury), C Maurkice Pouncey (non-injury) and LB Jason Worilds (abdomen) fully participated in practice.


Steelers | Heath Miller practices
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 13:00:25 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 6.