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43 Troy Polamalu SS
Height/Weight: 5-10/207 | Birthdate: 4/19/1981 | Birthplace: Garden Grove, CA, USA | Team: Pittsburgh | College: USC | NFL Experience: 12 | Owned/Started%: 26/13 | Average Draft Position: 215.09
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Troy Polamalu feeling good


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) 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.


Report guesses Troy Polamalu will retire after 2014


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/23/2014) Troy Polamalu has been a staple in the Steelers secondary since being taken with a first-round pick in the 2003 draft. But reporter Ron Cook with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says his "best guess" is that this will be Polamalu's last season

Cook brought up the issue when writing about safety Shamarko Thomas, one of many second-year players expected to contribute for the Steelers. Thomas figures to be the top backup safety in 2014. 

Polamalu is under contract through the 2016 season. 


Troy Polamalu gets two-year extension


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2014) The Steelers gave safety Troy Polamalu a two-year contract extension, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Terms were not immediately available.

Steelers considering redoing Troy Polamalu deal


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2014) The Steelers are seeking to reconstruct the contract of strong safety Troy Polamalu in an attempt to keep him with the team for the rest of his career, according to National Football Post. Polamalu is due $8.25 million in 2014, the final year of his current pact.

"How we structure or restructure (Polamalu's contract) is something we will look at in the next few months," said owner Art Rooney II. "There are a lot of pieces to the puzzle, but I certainly expect Troy will be one of the pieces to that puzzle. He's obviously been one of the great Steelers of all time."

Polamalu just concluded his 11th season with the team.


NFL reveals defensive selections for Pro Bowl


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2013) The NFL unveiled the roster for the 2014 Pro Bowl Friday, the first in league history with selections determined with regard to conerence. The defensive Pro Bowl selections, as chosen by fan vote as well as coaches and players, are broken down by position as follows, with the teams to be selected Jan. 22 via televised draft.

Defensive end: Greg Hardy, Panthers; Cameron Jordan, Saints; Robert Quinn, Rams; Cameron Wake, Dolphins; J.J. Watt, Texans; Mario Williams, Bills.

Interior lineman: Gerald McCoy, Buccaneers; Haloti Ngata, Ravens; Dontari Poe, Chiefs; Justin Smith, 49ers; Ndamukong Suh, Lions; Kyle Williams, Bills.

Outside linebacker: John Abraham, Cardinals; Ahmad Brooks, 49ers; Tamba Hali, Chiefs; Justin Houston, Chiefs; Robert Mathis, Colts; Terrell Suggs, Ravens.

Inside/middle linebacker: NaVorro Bowman, 49ers; Vontaze Burfict, Bengals; Luke Kuechly, Panthers; Patrick Willis, 49ers.

Cornerback: Brandon Flowers, Chiefs; Brent Grimes, Dolphins; Joe Haden, Browns; Patrick Peterson, Cardinals; Darrelle Revis, Buccaneers; Richard Sherman, Seahawks; Aqib Talib, Patriots; Alterraun Verner,Titans.

Free safety: Jairus Byrd, Bills; Earl Thomas, Seahawks; Eric Weddle, Chargers.
Strong safety: Eric Berry, Chiefs; Kam Chancellor, Seahawks; Troy Polamalu, Steelers.


Troy Polamalu cleared for action against Packers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013) Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is ready to roll for the Week 16 game at Green Bay. He had been designated as probable with a non-injury related issue.

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).


Injured Steelers suit up


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2013) Several Steelers who were on the injury report are active against Cincinnati, including guards Kelvin Beachum (knee) and David DeCastro (foot), offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle), defensive end Ziggy Hood (ankle) and safety Troy Polamalu (shoulder). All were listed as probable.

Seven Steelers probable for game against Cincinnati


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/13/2013) The Steelers have deemed seven players probable for their Sunday night AFC North showdown against the Bengals.

Those listed are guard Kelvin Beachum (knee), wideouts Emmanuel Sanders (foot) and Jerricho Cotchery (shoulder), guard David DeCastro (foot), defensive end Ziggy Hood (ankle), safety Troy Polamalu (shoulder) and tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle).


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.

Steelers DST looks for redemption against Bengals


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2013) The Steelers DST has scored double-digit Fantasy points in four of its last five games entering Week 15 vs. Cincinnati. The unit has scored a touchdown in two of its past three, including Troy Polamalu's 19-yard interception return vs. Miami.

Pittsburgh will be looking for redemption Sunday night. In a 20-10 loss Week 2, the Steelers DST got no sacks or turnovers and finished with four Fantasy points against the Bengals.

Cincy's Andy Dalton is coming off a near-flawless performance vs. Indy, when he threw for 275 yards and accounted for four touchdowns without a turnover. But he's the same quarterback who's committed 19 turnovers this year.

The Bengals rank in the middle of the pack against DSTs, giving up 9.2 points per game. Consider the Steelers DST a viable starting option.


Troy Polamalu turns clock back with score


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2013) Steelers defensive back Troy Polamalu ended a five-game drought Sunday, as he picked off his second pass of the season in a 34-28 loss to the Dolphins in Week 14. He also showed that he can still make a big play happen, as he was able to return the interception 19 yards for a touchdown, his first of the season. He added one tackle in the loss.

Polamalu has remained healthy this season, and now has 56 tackles and two interceptions in 13 games. 


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. 

Steelers offense healthy with Ravens game on horizon


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/27/2013) Only ruled-out defensive tackle Steve McLendon (ankle) and doubtful linebacker LaMarr Woodley (calf) will probably not play for the Steelers in Baltimore on Thursday night. All the other players on their injury report are listed as probable.

They are tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle), defensive end Brett Keisel (foot), tight end Heath Miller (not injury related), safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related), linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (hamstring) and safety Shamarko Thomas (ankle).


Pair in Pittsburgh secondary key win over Browns


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2013) Steelers cornerback William Gay and safety Troy Polamalu combined to cause three of four turnovers registered by their team Sunday in Cleveland.

Gay put the game away with a 22-yard interception return early in the fourth quarter and added one of five sacks and a pass defensed. Polamalu forced two fumbles recovered one, and also had a sack.


Troy Polamalu comes down with INT in Week 8


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/27/2013) Steelers safety Troy Polamalu came down with his first interception of the season during Sunday’s Week 8 contest against the Raiders in Oakland.

Polamalu picked off Terrelle Pryor late in the first quarter. It was Polamalu's first interceptions against team other than Browns since Dec. 12, 2010. He finished with three total tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss and an interception in a 21-18 defeat.

Troy Polamalu records eight tackles in Week 7


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/21/2013) Steelers defensive back Troy Polamalu enjoyed a solid performance during Sunday's win over the Ravens in Week 7.

Polamalu posted eight total tackles (five solo) with one tackle for loss and one pass defended in a 19-16 victory. He has 33 tackles on the year.

Troy Polamalu very active in loss


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2013) Safety Troy Polamalu led the Steelers with nine tackles against the Bengals, including four solo stops. He had one tackle for loss and one pass defended.

Polamalu has 15 tackles in two games.


Troy Polamalu hopes for bounce-back year


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/28/2013) Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is looking to get back on track after a bad season in 2012 due to injury, reports Joel Corry, a former sports agent who writes for CBSSports.com.

Polamalu's season was derailed by a lingering calf injury that limited him to seven games. The injury raised questions about whether age was catching up to him.

The 32-year-old has modified his offseason training regimen in an effort to put the injury questions behind him. Polamalu could be living on borrowed time because he has the second-highest safety salary-cap number for 2014 at $10,887,500.

The past offseason has not been kind to veteran safeties with extremely high cap numbers. Charles Woodson's and Michael Huff's cap numbers were $9,437,500 and $11,288,500, respectively, when they were released.


Polamalu fit at Steelers camp


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/22/2013) Troy Polamalu followed coach Mike Tomlin's orders and came to the Steelers' OTAs for the second straight year. And he came in great shape. Polamalu told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review he's changed his offseason routine in an effort to stay healthy for the 2013 season. A troublesome calf injury has limited him over the last four years. Per the paper, Polamalu looks trim and fit. "I have done quite a bit of different things this offseason," Polamalu said. "There are a lot of different rehabs and training I am doing. I feel good, thank God."