by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (8/21/14) Steelers outside linebacker Jason Worildswas forced out of Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles in Philadelphia with a right knee injury. He left the game in the second half and was ruled out for the remainder of the game. He left the game as a precaution, and structurally, his knee is "fine" per the NFL Network. He registered three total tackles before leaving the game.
Troy Polamalu feeling good
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (8/17/14) Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, entering his 12th season, said he feels a little better physically than he did at this point last year, reports ESPN.com. Polamalu made five tackles in just over a quarter Saturday night against the Bills.
"It was nice to see some live action," he said. "I feel good."
Polamalu did not miss a snap last year. He will try to play all 16 games in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2004-05.
Ryan Shazier looks like a Day 1 fit with Steelers
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (7/24/14) It appears that rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier will fit in with the Steelers starting unit right away. Shazier worked with the first-team defense in the spring and didn't look lost according to ESPN. He's sorely needed on a defense that uncharacteristically struggled to slow down the run in 2013.
"He understands concepts very well," linebackers coach Keith Butler said. "He reminds me a lot of Larry Foote in terms of football intelligence, and he's a very sharp guy."
Steelers draft DL Stephon Tuitt
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/9/14) With the No. 46 pick in the NFL Draft, the Steelers selected defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt from Notre Dame.
Tuitt is 6-foot-6, 304 pounds. He finished his career at Notre Dame with 21.5 sacks and four forced fumbles in 28 starts.
Tuitt will provide depth along the Steelers defensive line and help the Steelers DST .
Steelers select LB Ryan Shazier
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/8/14) With the No. 15 pick in the NFL Draft, the Steelers selected linebacker Ryan Shazier from Ohio State.
Shazier is 6-foot-1, 237 pounds and had 101 tackles in 2013. He played both inside and outside linebacker for the Buckeyes and will help the Steelers and the Steelers DST .
He will likely play inside linebacker for the Steelers next to Lawrence Timmons.
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The Steelers DST has the rep of being one of Fantasy's best. But that wasn't quite the case last season when they finished outside of the Top 12. While they ranked ninth against the pass they also ranked a disappointing 21st against the run. That's not the kind of football the Steelers defense usually plays. To that end they drafted Ryan Shazier to help in run support and outside linebacker Arthur Moats and nose tackle Cam Thomas were also added. There's some concern that the Steelers DST won't be among the best in football, but their opening slate puts the Steelers in play as a draft-worthy option. They host the Browns in Week 1, play the Ravens in Baltimore on a short week in Week 2 and then play at Carolina, vs. Tampa Bay, at Jacksonville, at Cleveland and vs. Houston! That's seven weeks of favorable matchups to begin the season! You can't pass on that unless you're committing to a top-shelf DST. Because of that early season schedule the Steelers DST is worth taking in the second-to-last round in your draft.