2020 Bye Week: 8
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 D/ST
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Pittsburgh Steelers OL Stefen Wisniewski (chest) and OG David DeCastro (knee) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 2 against the Denver Broncos. QB Ben Roethlisberger (coach's decision), WR Diontae Johnson (toe), WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee), RB James Conner (ankle), C Maurkice Pouncey (coach's decision), OT Alejandro Villanueva (illness) and DE Stephon Tuitt (Achilles) practiced in full Friday, Sept. 18, and no longer appear on the injury report.
Pittsburgh Steelers OL Stefen Wisniewski (chest) and OG David DeCastro (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 17. QB Ben Roethlisberger (coach's decision), WR Diontae Johnson (toe), WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (ankle), RB James Conner (ankle), C Maurkice Pouncey (coach's decision), OT Alejandro Villanueva (illness) and DE Stephon Tuitt (Achilles) practiced in full.
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Jayrone Elliott, OT Derwin Gray, DE Henry Mondeaux and RB Wendell Smallwood were designated as protected on the practice squad Wednesday, Sept. 16.
Pittsburgh Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey (non-injury), OG Stefen Wisniewski (chest), OG David DeCastro (knee), OT Zach Banner (knee), OT Alejandro Villanueva (illness) and DE Stephon Tuitt (Achilles) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 16.
The Pittsburgh Steelers Defense played well in a 26-16 win over the New York Giants in Week 1. Pittsburgh managed to sack quarterback Daniel Jones three times while forcing two turnovers on their way to the win. To make matters worse for the Giants, a suffocating Pittsburgh run defense held New York to just 29 rushing yards on 20 carries in the game. The Steelers will be a high-end fantasy defense again in Week 2 when the take on the Denver Broncos at home.
Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier (neck) officially announced his retirement from football on Wednesday. Shazier had been out of football since the 2017 season when he suffered a debilitating spine injury. It's a true shame that the 28-year-old's career had to end much too soon because of an injury that almost completely paralyzed him. Shazier was a two-time Pro Bowler with Pittsburgh and had 201 solo tackles, seven sacks, seven interceptions, seven forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in 46 games over four seasons. It's another reminder of how dangerous football can be and how a serious injury can cut short a potentially great career.
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Ryan Shazier announced his retirement Wednesday, Sept. 9.
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Jayrone Elliott, DE Henry Mondeaux, DB Curtis Riley and RB Wendell Smallwood were designated for protection on the practice squad Tuesday, Sept. 8.
The Pittsburgh Steelers open their 2020 season on the road against the New York Giants. Per usual, the Steelers are expected to have a strong defense this season and they are set up to be productive in Week 1 against a Giants offense that was very generous to fantasy defenses in 2019. New York quarterback Daniel Jones struggled to protect the ball last year as he threw 12 interceptions and had an NFL-leading 18 fumbles as a rookie. The Steelers are 5.5-point road favorites and can be started with confidence in all fantasy formats for Week 1.
Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers DT Cameron Heyward's five-year deal includes a $17.5 million signing bonus, which will be paid in the first four months. He has a $2.75 million roster bonus and a $1.5 million base salary.
Pittsburgh Steelers DL Cameron Heyward agreed to a four-year, $71.4 million extension Sunday, Sept. 6, according to a source.
Free-agent CB Trajan Bandy, S Antoine Brooks Jr., S Curtis Riley, LB Jayrone Elliott, DT Daniel McCullers, DE Henry Mondeaux, WR Deon Cain, WR Amara Darboh, RB Trey Edmunds, TE Kevin Rader, OT Anthony Coyle, OT Derwin Gray, OT Jarron Jones and P Corliss Waitman were signed to the Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad Sunday, Sept. 6.
Free-agent S Sean Davis (Football Team) agreed to terms with the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Sept. 6. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
The Washington Football Team released former starting safety Sean Davis in a surprise move on Saturday, according to a source. Washington gave a $2 million signing bonus to Davis this offseason. The 26-year-old was a second-round pick by the Steelers in 2016 and was productive in his three full years in Pittsburgh, recording 185 solo tackles, 11 tackles for loss, seven QB hits, five interceptions and 2.5 sacks in 47 games (40 starts). He played in just one game in 2019 because of a shoulder injury that required surgery. If Davis proves he's healthy, he should latch on with another team, at least as safety depth.
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Paxton Lynch, RB Kerrith Whyte, RB Trey Edmunds, RB Wendell Smallwood, WR Saeed Blacknall, WR DeAndre Thompkins, WR Deon Cain, WR Amara Darboh, WR Ryan Switzer, OT Christian DiLauro, OG John Keenoy, OT Derwin Gray, C Anthony Coyle, OT Jarron Jones, TE Kyle Markway, TE Kevin Rader, DT Cavon Walker, DE Henry Mondeaux, DE Calvin Taylor, DT Daniel McCullers, LB Jayrone Elliott, S Trajan Bandy, S John Battle, S Antoine Brooks Jr., P Corliss Waitman and LS Liam McCullough were released Saturday, Sept. 5.
Washington Football Team S Sean Davis, WR Trey Quinn and OG Ross Pierschbacher were released Saturday, Sept. 5.
Free-agent LB Jayrone Elliott is re-signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday, Aug. 27, after working out for his former team earlier this week, according to a source.
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Wendell Smallwood (shoulder), DT Chris Wormley (shoulder), LB Robert Spillane (finger) and LS Kameron Canaday (knee) suffered injuries during practice Saturday, Aug. 22.
Pittsburgh Steelers S Terrell Edmunds (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Friday, Aug. 21, and is considered day-to-day.
Free-agent DE Will Clarke (Buccaneers), DE Kendall Coleman (Colts), Jayrone Elliott (Steelers) and DE Anthony Lanier (Chiefs) tried out for the Kansas City Chiefs Wednesday, Aug. 19.