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99 Brett Keisel DE
Height/Weight: 6-5/285 | Birthdate: 9/19/1978 | Birthplace: Provo, UT, USA | Team: Pittsburgh | College: Brigham Young | NFL Experience: 13 | Owned/Started%: 1/0
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Stud Steelers ready to go Week 2


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) The Steelers will go into Week 2 with all of their stud offensive players. 

A number of important players entered the week listed as probable on the injury report. Nearly all of them are active Week 2 against the Steelers. Le'Veon Bell, Antonio Brown, Heath Miller, Ben Roethlisberger, Cody Wallace and Markus Wheaton were all cleared to play. While they were all on the injury report, only Wallace was dealing with an injury. The rest missed practice for non-injury reasons. 

On defense, the Steelers will have Brett Keisel, Steve McLendon, Troy Polamalu, Ike Taylor, Shamarko Thomas and Vince Williams. Wallace was dealing with an ankle issue, but the rest were listed for non-injury reasons. 


Report: Brett Keisel locked up for two seasons


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2014) The deal signed by Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel is for two years, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan, who is further reporting it's for $3 million with $500,000 guaranteed.

Keisel started 12 games last year and aided on 29 tackles with four sacks.


Steelers sign Brett Keisel


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) The Steelers signed defensive lineman Brett Keisel Tuesday, ESPN reports. He started 12 games with the team last season and garnered interest from the Cardinals this week before agreeing to return to Pittsburgh.


Update: Brett Keisel not heading to Arizona


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Updating a previous report, free agent defensive end Brett Keisel declined an invitation to visit the Cardinals, reports Pro Football Talk. The Cardinals need defensive line help after Darnell Dockett's ACL tear, but Keisel doesn't want to leave his family to play in Arizona this season, the report said.

Keisel has spent his entire 12-year career with the Steelers.


Brett Keisel taking physical with Cardinals


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Free agent defensive end Brett Keisel is taking a phsyical Tuesday with the Cardinals, reports the Arizona Republic. Keisel spent the past 12 seasons with the Steelers. He played in 12 games last year, recording 29 tackles, four sacks and a forced fumble.

Arizona needs defensive line help after losing Darnell Dockett to a torn ACL on Monday.


Steelers reuniting with Brett Keisel?


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/3/2014) A report suggests that "it makes just too much sense" for Brett Keisel to return to the Steelers this season. Keisel would be in line for $1 million this year as a veteran and wouldn't have to play as much, says the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Steelers remain interested in bringing him back. 

La Canfora: Brett Keisel still wants to play


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/2/2014) Free agent defensive lineman Brett Keisel still wants to play football, CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported this week. Keisel spent the past 12 seasons in Pittsburgh as a 3-4 end and could be the solution to a team running a 3-4 scheme looking for a one- or two-year fix. La Canfora speculated he might wind up with the Jets. 

Brett Keisel speaks longingly about Lions


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/30/2014) Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel is impressed with the talent on both sides of the ball in Detroit, including fellow Brigham Young standout Ziggy Ansah, and could see himself playing for the Lions, per Michigan Live. Keisel is set to explore free agency.

"They've got a great team," he told radio station 105.1. "I really like their quarterback [Matt Stafford]. They've got [wide receiver Calvin Johnson]. ... Those guys, I think are going to make some noise next year.

"I went to BYU, so I'm proud of my boy Ziggy coming in as a rookie and being a key contributor on that defense. Really, it's amazing, where he's come from, the way he's playing, got into the league and was a first-round pick."

Keisel managed 29 tackles and four sacks in 2013 despite missing four games to injury.


Impending free agent Brett Keisel: I can still play


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2014) Steelers defensive end and impending free agent Brett Keisel claims he still has some gas left in the tank, per Steelers Depot.

"I think I got a couple (years) left in me," he told Steelers Depot. "I feel great and I still think I can play."

Keisel missed four games to injury in 2013, which he finished with 29 tackles and four sacks.


Steelers injury report features nearly all probable


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2013) Linebacker Terence Garvin, who made his first start in Week 16, won't make his second on Sunday. He is the lone Steelers player ruled out for the game against the Browns. Fellow linebacker Jason Worilds (abdomen) is questionable while the other injured are probable.

They are guard David DeCastro (back), linebacker Jarvis Jones (illness), defensive end Brett Keisel (foot) and wide receiver Markus Wheaton (foot). All were full participants in Friday practice.


Brett Keisel finally back into action


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013) A lingering foot problem will not prevent Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel from returning to action in Week 16 against Green Bay. He has missed four of the last five games, but had been deemed probable for the game.

Three Steelers defenders probable for Week 16 battle


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/20/2013) Nose tackle Steve McLendon (ankle) and end Brett Keisel (foot) headline a list of defensive probables for the Steelers as they prepare to play Sunday at Green Bay.

Also probable is safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related).


Brett Keisel considering playing elsewhere in 2014


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/20/2013) Steelers aging defensive end Brett Keisel has not ruled out the possibility to playing elsewhere next season. He expressed a desire to stay with the team for which he has played since 2002, but his contract runs out after this season and the Steelers are going young.

"I feel like I can still play," he told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "We will see what happens. I try not to think about it too much because I'm still here and still part of the team and still fighting with these guys. When the time comes I will sit down with my family and decide what is best."

Keisel has missed the last four games with a foot injury, but returned to practice Thursday on a limited basis and could play in Week 16 against Green Bay.


Chances of Brett Keisel playing on Sunday improving


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2013) A return to practice Thursday on a limited basis has the Steelers optimistic that defensive end Brett Keisel can return to game action Sunday against Green Bay, per ESPN. Keisel has missed the last two games with a foot injury.

If Keisel does return, it could be for the last two games he plays for Pittsburgh after 12 seasons with the team. His contract runs out after this year.


Brett Keisel might be return to lineup Week 16


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/17/2013) Steelers defensive lineman Brett Keisel might return to the lineup Week 16 at Green Bay after missing the last two games with a foot injury. 

"He has been in and worked out," coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday. "He may even participate in a partial capacity (on Wednesday), definitely on Thursday. We’ll see where the week’s preparation takes us in regards to his availability."


Steelers announce Week 15 inactives


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2013) The following Steelers are inactive for the game vs. the Bengals: quarterback Landry Jones, receiver Derek Moye, corner Isaiah Green, linebacker Stevenson Sylvester, offensive lineman David Snow, nose tackle Steve McLendon (ankle) and defensive end Brett Keisel (foot).

Brett Keisel out, Steve McLendon questionable for Steelers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/13/2013) No offensive players are threatened with inactivity for the Steelers when they play Cincinnati Sunday night. They have ruled out only defensive end Brett Keisel (foot) and defensive tackle Steve McLendon (ankle) is the lone questionable on their Friday injury report.

Quartet of Steelers defenders miss Wednesday session


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2013) Four Steelers defensive players were red-lighted for practice on Wednesday. Ends Brett Keisel (foot) and Ziggy Hood (ankle), tackle Steve McLendon (ankle) and safety Troy Polamalu (shoulder) were all absent.

Brett Keisel lone injured Steelers player among inactives


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2013) Only one of the Steelers seven inactive players for Week 14 against the Dolphins was sidelined by injury, as defensive lineman Brett Keisel's foot kept him off the field. Otherwise, the team's inactive list is comprised entirely of healthy scratches.

Offensive linemen Kelvin Beachum and David Snow, quarterback Landry Jones, wide receiver Derek Moye, linebacker Kion Wilson, and defensive back Isaiah Green make up the remainder of the team's list. 


Steelers release injury report with mostly probables for Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/6/2013) Seven players dot the Steelers injury list released Friday, but only defensive end Brett Keisel (foot) and guard Kelvin Beachum (knee) are unlikely to play Sunday against the Dolphins. Keisel has been ruled out while Beachum is doubtful.

Defensive tackle Steve McLendon (ankle) is questionable while offensive linemen David DeCastro (foot) and Mike Adams (ankle), running back Le'Veon Bell (concussion) and linebacker LaMarr Woodley (calf) are probable.


Brett Keisel will not play Week 14


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2013) Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday defensive lineman Brett Keisel "took a step back" in regards to his foot injury Week 13 and will sit out Week 14 vs. Miami. Keisel tried to play through his injury last game, but he was pulled in the first half against the Ravens.

Brett Keisel goes down early with foot injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/28/2013)  Steelers defensive lineman Brett Keisel was forced to leave Thursday's game against the Ravens in the first half, due to a foot injury. Keisel was initially considered questionable to return, but was downgraded to out after being evaluated at halftime. 

Steelers defense in good health for Thursday's kickoff


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/28/2013) The Steelers defense is in good shape for Week 13 against the Ravens, as only LaMarr Woodley (calf) was unable to play through his injury Thursday. Linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (hamstring), defensive lineman Brett Keisel (foot), and defensive backs Shamarko Thomas (ankle) and Troy Polamalu (not injury related) were all able to play despite being listed on the injury report. 

Brett Keisel all but cleared for game against Ravens


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/27/2013) Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel should return Thursday night in Baltimore after missing the last two games with a foot injury. He has been deemed probable.

Brett Keisel sidelined from AFC North clash against Browns


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2013) Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel will not play Sunday in Cleveland. He has been ruled out with a foot injury that had been deemed questionable.