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NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
76Adams, Mike T6-73233/10/19903Ohio State
28Allen, Cortez CB6-119610/29/19884The Citadel
20Allen, Will SS6-12006/17/198211Ohio State
13Archer, Dri RB5-81738/9/1991RKent State
68Beachum, Kelvin T6-33036/8/19893Southern Methodist
26Bell, Le'Veon RB6-12442/18/19922Michigan State
41Blake, Antwon DB5-91988/8/19903Texas-El Paso
27Blount, LeGarrette RB6-025012/5/19865Oregon
84Brown, Antonio WR5-101867/10/19885Central Michigan
15Brown, Justin WR6-32093/10/19911Oklahoma
10Bryant, Martavis WR6-421112/20/1991RClemson
66DeCastro, David G6-53161/11/19903Stanford
73Foster, Ramon G6-63251/7/19866Tennessee
57Garvin, Terence ILB6-32211/1/19912West Virginia
22Gay, William CB5-101901/1/19858Louisville
77Gilbert, Marcus T6-63302/15/19884Florida
21Golden, Robert SAF5-112029/13/19903Arizona
5Gradkowski, Bruce QB6-12201/27/19839Toledo
92Harrison, James LB6-02755/4/197811Kent State
97Heyward, Cameron DE6-52885/6/19894Ohio State
85Heyward-Bey, Darrius WR6-22192/26/19876Maryland
74Hubbard, Christopher G6-42864/23/19911Alabama-Birmingham
46Johnson, Will FB6-223811/14/19893West Virginia
95Jones, Jarvis OLB6-224510/13/19892Georgia
3Jones, Landry QB6-32214/4/19892Oklahoma
99Keisel, Brett DE6-52859/19/197813Brigham Young
25McCain, Brice CB5-918712/10/19866Utah
62McCullers, Dan DT6-73528/11/1992RTennessee
90McLendon, Steve NT6-43201/3/19865Troy
83Miller, Heath TE6-525610/22/198210Virginia
23Mitchell, Mike FS6-02106/10/19876Ohio U.
55Moats, Arthur OLB6-22503/14/19885James Madison
16Moore, Lance WR5-91908/31/19839Toledo
82Palmer, Michael TE6-52521/18/19885Clemson
43Polamalu, Troy SS5-102074/19/198112USC
53Pouncey, Maurkice C6-43047/24/19895Florida
7Roethlisberger, Ben QB6-52413/2/198211Miami (Ohio)
50Shazier, Ryan ILB6-12379/6/1992ROhio State
89Spaeth, Matt TE6-726011/24/19838Minnesota
51Spence, Sean ILB5-112316/7/19903Miami (Fla.)
6Suisham, Shaun K6-020012/29/198110Bowling Green State
24Taylor, Ike CB6-21955/5/198012Louisiana-Lafayette
96Thomas, Cam DE6-433012/12/19865North Carolina
29Thomas, Shamarko SS5-92172/23/19912Syracuse
94Timmons, Lawrence ILB6-12345/14/19868Florida State
91Tuitt, Stephon DT6-53035/23/1993RNotre Dame
35Ventrone, Ross DB5-81959/27/19862Villanova
72Wallace, Cody G6-430011/26/19845Texas A&M
60Warren, Greg LS6-325210/18/198110North Carolina
39Webb, B.W. CB5-111905/3/19902William & Mary
11Wheaton, Markus WR5-111822/7/19912Oregon State
98Williams, Vince ILB6-125012/27/19892Florida State
9Wing, Brad P6-32051/27/19911Louisiana State
93Worilds, Jason OLB6-22623/3/19885Virginia Tech
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79Browning, Bryant (IR) G6-43256/26/19881Ohio State
56Zumwalt, Jordan (IR) OLB6-423510/13/1991RUCLA
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87Blanchflower, Rob TE6-42566/8/1990RMassachusetts
73Gettis, Adam G6-230512/9/19883Iowa
18Goodwin, C.J. WR6-31902/4/1990RCalifornia (PA)
40Harris, Josh RB5-112101/22/1991RWake Forest
79Hemer, Ethan DT6-62853/3/1991RWisconsin
34Jones, Howard LB6-42382/10/1990RShepherd
71Mauro, Josh DE6-62822/17/1991RStanford
42Sullen, Jordan DB6-02006/25/1990RTulane
78Villanueva, Alejandro DE6-92779/22/1988RArmy
67Williams, Nick DT6-43102/21/19902Samford
 
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Ryan Shazier
News
Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier is ready to roll for the Week 8 game against the visiting Colts. He had been deemed probable with a knee issue.
Injury
Knee - Full practice. Probable for Week 9 vs. Baltimore
Antonio Brown
News
One might think that if Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw for 522 yards and six touchdowns Sunday against Indianapolis that explosive wideout Antonio Brown was quite involved.

One would think right.

Brown was held catchless in the first quarter before helping bury the Colts. He snagged an 8-yard touchdown pass one-handed midway through the second quarter, added a 47-yard score three minutes later and finished the half with five receptions for 93 yards. That marked his 24th straight game with at least five catches and 50 yards.

He was not done, however. Brown added five more catches for 40 yards after intermission to finish with 10 for 133. He has seven consecutive games with at least 84 yards receiving and is on pace for 120 receptions for 1,704 yards and 14 touchdowns on the year. He will try to remain on a roll next Sunday with Baltimore in town.

Jarvis Jones
News
Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones could return to practice as early as Nov. 3, the team is reporting. He has been sidelined since undergoing wrist surgery and was placed on the injured reserve/designated to return list.

Jones cannot return to game action until Nov. 17 against Tennessee. He played in the first three games of the season and registered two sacks.

Injury
Wrist - IR. Designated for return
Jordan Sullen
News
The Bears have signed guard Conor Boffeli and receiver Rashad Ross to the practice squad, according to WSCR 670.

In order to make room on the practice squad, the team parted ways with cornerback Jordan Sullen . Ross had been with the Bears this season, but was waived a few days ago. The club decided to bring him back as a member of the practice squad. 

Cam Thomas
News
The Steelers signed Cam Thomas to play defensive end in their 3-4 scheme, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Thomas primarily played nose tackle for the Chargers. He could still see snaps at the nose in Pittsburgh, the report said.
Marcus Gilbert
News
Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert, who missed Sunday's win over the Colts with a concussion, is scheduled to practice Wednesday and play Week 9 against the Ravens, reports ESPN.com. Backup Mike Adams played well in Gilbert's absence but will return to the bench, coach Mike Tomlin confirmed.
Markus Wheaton
News
Granted, both had their moments on a day when quarterback Ben Roethlisberger set franchise records with 522 yards and six touchdowns, but Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant was the preferred target to Markus Wheaton again Week 8 against Indianapolis.

Bryant, a rookie who didn't even play the first six weeks, caught five passes for 83 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught a 52-yard bomb to set up another score in the second quarter. Wheaton, who has been a starter for much of the season, also caught five passes, but for 56 yards and one touchdown.

Bryant got seven targets to Wheaton's five, taking the lead for a second straight week. Of course, the comparison between Week 8 and Week 7 isn't entirely fair. In Week 7, Bryant had two catches for 40 yards and a touchdown, and Wheaton went without a catch on two targets.

So even if Bryant seems to be pulling ahead, it may not be a big deal in Fantasy. Roethlisberger won't for 522 yards every week, after all, and Antonio Brown is still the No. 1 guy in Pittsburgh. But in leagues with more than 12 teams, Bryant's three touchdowns in two games have earned him a look.

James Harrison
News
Recently returned Steelers linebacker James Harrison has a message for those who claim that NFL offenses have passed defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau by: "Bull."

The Steelers have struggled defensively all season and some believe the current unit is soft. Harrison, however, strongly disagrees.

"A lot of people are saying he's old," Harrison told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "That's bull. The defense works. Players have to play the defense. Period. It's on the players.

"Let's be plain and honest: let's cut out all the bull -- it's about you dominating your man, period. That's all there is to it."

The Steelers are yielding 23.2 points per game, which ranks 19th in the NFL. But they have given up 26 points or more in four of their six games.

Matt Spaeth
News
The Steelers listed 10 players on their final injury report leading up to Week 9 against the Ravens.
Ike Taylor (forearm) and Ross Ventrone (hamstring) were both ruled out.

Marcus Gilbert (concussion), Mike Mitchell (groin), Ryan Shazier (knee), Matt Spaeth (hamstring), Shamarko Thomas (hamstring), Brett Keisel (rest), Heath Miller (rest) and Troy Polamalu (rest) were all deemed probable for Sunday.

Injury
Hamstring - Full practice. Probable for Week 9 vs. Baltimore
Cortez Allen
News
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin spoke frankly after the Sunday defeat of Indianapolis about his benching of cornerback Cortez Allen.

"He was giving up plays and we needed stops," Tomlin told triblive.com. "As simple as that, you have to play better."

Bruce Gradkowski
News
The Steelers have signed quarterback Bruce Gradkowski to a three-year deal. The Pittsburgh native, who once led the Raiders to an improbable win at Heinz Field, will back up Big Ben.
Terence Garvin
News
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.

Stephon Tuitt
News
The Steelers and rookie second-round pick defensive tackle Stephon Tuitt have agreed to a four-year deal, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. The 6-foot-5, 303-pound Tuitt will compete for playing time along the D-line in camp this summer. 
David DeCastro
News
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.

Mike Mitchell
News
The Steelers listed 10 players on their final injury report leading up to Week 9 against the Ravens.
Ike Taylor (forearm) and Ross Ventrone (hamstring) were both ruled out.

Marcus Gilbert (concussion), Mike Mitchell (groin), Ryan Shazier (knee), Matt Spaeth (hamstring), Shamarko Thomas (hamstring), Brett Keisel (rest), Heath Miller (rest) and Troy Polamalu (rest) were all deemed probable for Sunday.

Injury
Not injury related - Limited practice. Questionable for Week 9 vs. Baltimore
Howard Jones
News
The Steelers signed receivers C.J. Goodwin and Derek Moye, offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva, defensive backs Shaquille Richardson and Ross Ventrone, defensive linemen Josh Mauro and Nick Williams, running back Josh Harris, tight end Rob Blanchflower and linebacker Howard Jones to their practice squad.
Mike Adams
News
Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert, who missed Sunday's win over the Colts with a concussion, is scheduled to practice Wednesday and play Week 9 against the Ravens, reports ESPN.com. Backup Mike Adams played well in Gilbert's absence but will return to the bench, coach Mike Tomlin confirmed.
Arthur Moats
News
The Steelers DST enjoyed itself Sunday night in Carolina, producing three sacks, two turnovers and a touchdown in a 37-19 win.

The biggest play came early in the fourth quarter when the Panthers' Philly Brown fumbled on a punt return and safety Robert Golden recovered in the end zone. It was one of two fumble recoveries for Pittsburgh, which got a sack-fumble from outside linebacker Jarvis Jones.

Linebacker Arthur Moats and nose tackle Steve McLendon also sacked Cam Newton. Pittsburgh allowed just 42 rushing yards in what was easily its top defensive performance this year.

The Steelers DST has a chance to dominate again Week 4 against the lowly Buccaneers.

Ramon Foster
News
As expected, the Steelers have ruled out cornerback Ike Taylor (forearm) and linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee) for their Sunday game in Jacksonville.

The other players on their injury report submitted Friday are probable. They are wide receivers Martavis Bryant (illness) and Markus Wheaton (groin), linebacker James Harrison (illness), guard Ramon Foster (ankle) and tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle).

Brad Wing
News
Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said recently-signed punter Brad Wing has matured.

“It's a no-lose situation for us,” Colbert told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “He got married recently and has a child, and players mature as the years go. If we weren't comfortable with (his) character, we don't sign him.”

Incumbent punter Mat McBriar is a free agent.

Kelvin Beachum
News
Steelers guard Kelvin Beachum is ready to roll Sunday at Green Bay. He has been given the green light after being listed as probable.
Ike Taylor
News
Three injured Steelers defenders have been ruled out for the Sunday game against Indianapolis. They are nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder), cornerback Ike Taylor (forearm) and safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring). Tackle Marcus Gilbert (concussion) is also sidelined.

The healthy scratches are quarterback Landry Jones, wideout Justin Brown and cornerback B.W. Webb.

Injury
Forearm - Limited practice. Questionable for Week 9 vs. Baltimore
B.W. Webb
News
Three injured Steelers defenders have been ruled out for the Sunday game against Indianapolis. They are nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder), cornerback Ike Taylor (forearm) and safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring). Tackle Marcus Gilbert (concussion) is also sidelined.

The healthy scratches are quarterback Landry Jones, wideout Justin Brown and cornerback B.W. Webb.

Ross Ventrone
News
The Steelers listed 10 players on their final injury report leading up to Week 9 against the Ravens.
Ike Taylor (forearm) and Ross Ventrone (hamstring) were both ruled out.

Marcus Gilbert (concussion), Mike Mitchell (groin), Ryan Shazier (knee), Matt Spaeth (hamstring), Shamarko Thomas (hamstring), Brett Keisel (rest), Heath Miller (rest) and Troy Polamalu (rest) were all deemed probable for Sunday.

Injury
Hamstring - Did not practice. Questionable for Week 9 vs. Baltimore
Adam Gettis
News
The Redskins released guard Adam Gettis and cornerback Bryan Shepherd.
Lawrence Timmons
News
Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons made significant contributions to the win Sunday at Green Bay. He tied for the team lead with 10 tackles, added a sack and TFL, and twice put a lick on Packers quarterback Matt Flynn.
Cody Wallace
News
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. 

Shaun Suisham
News
Steelers placekicker Shaun Suisham was called upon only to kick extra points Sunday as he got to watch teammate and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger toss touchdown after touchdown. Suisham did boot every try through the uprights.
Le'Veon Bell
News
Steelers featured back Le'Veon Bell took a backseat to brilliant quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Sunday against Indianapolis, but he certainly played a role in the victory.

Bell rushed for 46 yards in the first quarter and finished with 92 on 24 carries while adding six catches for 56 yards. He was, however held scoreless.

He will try to find his way into the end zone next Sunday night against AFC North rival Baltimore.

Antwon Blake
News
The Steelers haven't said how long starting cornerback Ike Taylor will be out due to his broken forearm, but the injury typically requires six to eight weeks to heal, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. The paper expects William Gay and Antwon Blake to fill in for Taylor.
Nick Williams
News
The Steelers signed receivers C.J. Goodwin and Derek Moye, offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva, defensive backs Shaquille Richardson and Ross Ventrone, defensive linemen Josh Mauro and Nick Williams, running back Josh Harris, tight end Rob Blanchflower and linebacker Howard Jones to their practice squad.
Darrius Heyward-Bey
News
Several Steelers chipped in to an explosive offensive performance Sunday against Indianapolis.

Among them was receiver Lance Moore, who took a huge hit in snagging a 26-yarder late in the first quarter and finished with two catches for 33 yards. Fullback Will Johnson added two catches for 22 yards while wideout Darrius Heyward-Bey managed one reception for 16 yards and a fumble. Running back LeGarrette Blount pitched in with six carries for 21 yards and two catches for 11 yards.

Brice McCain
News
Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen, who was burned several times in the Week 6 loss to Cleveland, has apparently lost his starting job to Brice McCain, according to ESPN.com. Defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau indicated as much in his Thursday press conference.

Allen was beaten twice for long gains by Browns tight end Jordan Cameron, including one on a 51-yarder that resulted in a touchdown.

Jason Worilds
News
Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds isn't complaining about being used in pass coverage - just stating what he sees as the truth. And he's not thrilled about losing opportunities to perform his specialty - rushing the quarterback.

"I would think they understand that," Worilds told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "I would hope they know that I rush the passer, so if they put me out of position, they do it knowing that they're taking me out of position to make plays.

"Some of the things that we're doing, some of the positions that they're playing [us] is kind of to help the defense, more so than from, I guess, a schematic standpoint with me individually rushing. ... It if helps the defense ... I'm going to do that for my team."

The Steelers have struggled defensively, however. They rank fourth-last in the AFC with 139 points allowed. They rank 23rd in the league with just nine sacks. Worilds has two sacks this season after recording eight in 2013.

Lance Moore
News
Several Steelers chipped in to an explosive offensive performance Sunday against Indianapolis.

Among them was receiver Lance Moore, who took a huge hit in snagging a 26-yarder late in the first quarter and finished with two catches for 33 yards. Fullback Will Johnson added two catches for 22 yards while wideout Darrius Heyward-Bey managed one reception for 16 yards and a fumble. Running back LeGarrette Blount pitched in with six carries for 21 yards and two catches for 11 yards.

Rob Blanchflower
News
The Steelers signed receivers C.J. Goodwin and Derek Moye, offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva, defensive backs Shaquille Richardson and Ross Ventrone, defensive linemen Josh Mauro and Nick Williams, running back Josh Harris, tight end Rob Blanchflower and linebacker Howard Jones to their practice squad.
Cameron Heyward
News
All the Steelers who were probable on the injury report are active for Monday's game against Houston. The list includes defensive end Cameron Heyward (ankle), running back Will Johnson (illness), defensive end Brett Keisel (knee) and safety Mike Mitchell (knee).
Robert Golden
News
The Steelers DST enjoyed itself Sunday night in Carolina, producing three sacks, two turnovers and a touchdown in a 37-19 win.

The biggest play came early in the fourth quarter when the Panthers' Philly Brown fumbled on a punt return and safety Robert Golden recovered in the end zone. It was one of two fumble recoveries for Pittsburgh, which got a sack-fumble from outside linebacker Jarvis Jones.

Linebacker Arthur Moats and nose tackle Steve McLendon also sacked Cam Newton. Pittsburgh allowed just 42 rushing yards in what was easily its top defensive performance this year.

The Steelers DST has a chance to dominate again Week 4 against the lowly Buccaneers.

Vince Williams
News
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. 

Michael Palmer
News
Steelers tight end Michael Palmer finally recorded his first catch of the season Week 5 at Jacksonville, and he made it count in a 17-9 win. Palmer's lone reception Sunday was a 1-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter, which gave Pittsburgh a 10-3 lead.

The touchdown catch was the fourth of Palmer's career and first since 2012 with the Falcons. The Steelers are back in action Week 6 at Cleveland.

Heath Miller
News
OK, so Steelers tight end Heath Miller's 49-yard reception -- his longest in eight years -- was pretty special, but the biggest reason for his seven catches for 112 yards Week 8 against Indianapolis was that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw for a franchise record 522 yards. Somebody had be on the receiving end of that performance, and Miller regularly made himself available over the middle.

He wasn't the only beneficiary. Antonio Brown was as productive as ever with 133 yards. Martavis Bryant had 83, and Markus Wheaton and Le'Veon Bell both had 56.

Now, Miller was certainly more involved in the passing game than he was in Weeks 6 and 7, when he had a combined three catches for 32 yards, but this performance is nowhere near the baseline for him. In fact, his outlook doesn't really change at all in Fantasy. He's good for about four or five catches most weeks, but probably not for much more than 50 yards. As a bye-week replacement, he's fine, but he doesn't offer much beyond that unless Roethlisberger starts throwing for 500 yards every week.

Injury
Not injury related - Did not practice. Questionable for Week 9 vs. Baltimore
Greg Warren
News
Steelers linebacker Sean Spence (knee), tight end Matt Spaeth (hamstring) and long snapper Greg Warren (knee) are all on pace to play the season opener. All three players practiced and were listed as probable for Week 1 against the Browns.
Bryant Browning
News
The Steelers signed offensive lineman Graham Pocic and cornerback Dayonne Nunley. To make room, they waived/injured offensive lineman Bryant Browning and receiver James Shaw.
Injury
LeGarrette Blount
News
The Steelers have made a change to the kickoff-return team, replacing return man Dri Archer with running back LeGarrette Blount, the Associated Press reports.

"Things didn't work out as well as they wanted before, so they switched it up," Blount said Friday. "(And) I'm excited about it. It's going to be fun. We're hoping that we can get everything done the way that we want to get it done, and we hope that we can be effective with it so we can keep it going."

The Steelers rank 31st in average starting position after kickoffs and 30th in yards per kickoff return.

Brett Keisel
News
The Steelers listed 10 players on their final injury report leading up to Week 9 against the Ravens.
Ike Taylor (forearm) and Ross Ventrone (hamstring) were both ruled out.

Marcus Gilbert (concussion), Mike Mitchell (groin), Ryan Shazier (knee), Matt Spaeth (hamstring), Shamarko Thomas (hamstring), Brett Keisel (rest), Heath Miller (rest) and Troy Polamalu (rest) were all deemed probable for Sunday.

Injury
Not injury related - Did not practice. Questionable for Week 9 vs. Baltimore
William Gay
News
The Steelers haven't said how long starting cornerback Ike Taylor will be out due to his broken forearm, but the injury typically requires six to eight weeks to heal, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. The paper expects William Gay and Antwon Blake to fill in for Taylor.
Josh Harris
News
The Steelers announced their final round of cuts to trim the roster to 53 players Saturday, as they parted ways with 22 players.

The Steelers released defensive backs Isaiah Green, Dayonne Nunley, Shaquille Richardson and Ross Ventrone, linebackers Chris Carter, Howard Jones and Dan Molls, and defensive linemen Ethan Hemer, Josh Mauro, Roy Philon and Nick Williams on the defensive side of the ball. On offense, the team cut tight ends Rob Blanchflower, Bryce Davis and David Paulson, running backs Josh Harris and Stephen Houston, wide receivers Derek Moye and Lanear Sampson, offensive linemen Graham Pocic, Will Simmons and Guy Whimper, and quarter Brendon Kay.

Sean Spence
News
Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler told linebacker Sean Spence that Spence will start Sunday against the Bucs in place of the injured Ryan Shazier, according to ESPN.

"The tunnel was dark for me for a long time, but I stayed positive and Steelers Nation stayed behind me," said Spence, who shredded his left knee in a 2012 preseason game and dislocated his knee cap while also sustaining nerve damage. "I finally get to get some good quality reps on defense."

Will Allen
News
The following players will not dress for the Steelers against the Bills Saturday night: Will Allen, Devin Smith, Shaquille Richardson, Will Johnson, Jordan Zumwalt, Greg Warren, Matt Spaeth and Jarvis Jones.
Troy Polamalu
News
The Steelers listed 10 players on their final injury report leading up to Week 9 against the Ravens.
Ike Taylor (forearm) and Ross Ventrone (hamstring) were both ruled out.

Marcus Gilbert (concussion), Mike Mitchell (groin), Ryan Shazier (knee), Matt Spaeth (hamstring), Shamarko Thomas (hamstring), Brett Keisel (rest), Heath Miller (rest) and Troy Polamalu (rest) were all deemed probable for Sunday.

Injury
Not injury related - Did not practice. Questionable for Week 9 vs. Baltimore
Ben Roethlisberger
News
It goes without saying that Ben Roethlisberger's six-touchdown, 522-yard performance Week 8 against Indianapolis was a once-in-a-blue-moon thing, and I stand by my earlier assessment that he's too inconsistent to start in standard 12-team leagues. But that's more for those weeks when every quarterback is available. With six teams on bye, that's certainly not the case in Week 9.

For those owners accustomed to starting Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford, Matt Ryan or Jay Cutler, Roethlisberger may be the best choice. His matchup against Baltimore isn't great. The Ravens rank a suspect 22nd against the pass, giving up 256.0 yards per game, but having allowed just seven touchdowns through the air, they've surrendered the second-fewest Fantasy points per game to quarterbacks. Regardless of the matchup, though, Roethlisberger has a better chance than most of the quarterbacks who might be available of putting up the numbers you're accustomed to.

I'd prefer Carson Palmer, Nick Foles and Cam Newton to him, to name just a few fringy types, but Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Ricahrd both have Roethlisberger in their top 10 for this week.

C.J. Goodwin
News
The Steelers signed receivers C.J. Goodwin and Derek Moye, offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva, defensive backs Shaquille Richardson and Ross Ventrone, defensive linemen Josh Mauro and Nick Williams, running back Josh Harris, tight end Rob Blanchflower and linebacker Howard Jones to their practice squad.
Dri Archer
News
The Steelers have made a change to the kickoff-return team, replacing return man Dri Archer with running back LeGarrette Blount, the Associated Press reports.

"Things didn't work out as well as they wanted before, so they switched it up," Blount said Friday. "(And) I'm excited about it. It's going to be fun. We're hoping that we can get everything done the way that we want to get it done, and we hope that we can be effective with it so we can keep it going."

The Steelers rank 31st in average starting position after kickoffs and 30th in yards per kickoff return.

Will Johnson
News
Several Steelers chipped in to an explosive offensive performance Sunday against Indianapolis.

Among them was receiver Lance Moore, who took a huge hit in snagging a 26-yarder late in the first quarter and finished with two catches for 33 yards. Fullback Will Johnson added two catches for 22 yards while wideout Darrius Heyward-Bey managed one reception for 16 yards and a fumble. Running back LeGarrette Blount pitched in with six carries for 21 yards and two catches for 11 yards.

Landry Jones
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Three injured Steelers defenders have been ruled out for the Sunday game against Indianapolis. They are nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder), cornerback Ike Taylor (forearm) and safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring). Tackle Marcus Gilbert (concussion) is also sidelined.

The healthy scratches are quarterback Landry Jones, wideout Justin Brown and cornerback B.W. Webb.

Christopher Hubbard
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The Steelers declared cornerback Ike Taylor (forearm), linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee), safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring), nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder), quarterback Landry Jones, guard Christopher Hubbard and wideout Justin Brown inactive for Monday's game against the Texans.
Maurkice Pouncey
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The Miami-Dade Office of the State Attorney has decided Dolphins offensive lineman Mike Pouncey and Steelers offensive lineman Maurkice Pouncey will not be charged in connection with an altercation at their birthday party inside Cameo Nightclub this summer, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

Miami Beach police investigated claims made by a South Florida man that alleges the brothers assaulted him during the party. Miami Beach police turned over all the information it gathered during the investigation to the state attorney's office, which decided there wasn't enough evidence to file charges.

"This confirms that the previous claim that the brothers were involved was false and fabricated by individuals seeking notoriety and monetary gain," said Jeff Ostrow, personal counsel to the Pounceys.

The Pounceys are still facing a civil lawsuit from the alleged victims.

Shamarko Thomas
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The Steelers listed 10 players on their final injury report leading up to Week 9 against the Ravens.
Ike Taylor (forearm) and Ross Ventrone (hamstring) were both ruled out.

Marcus Gilbert (concussion), Mike Mitchell (groin), Ryan Shazier (knee), Matt Spaeth (hamstring), Shamarko Thomas (hamstring), Brett Keisel (rest), Heath Miller (rest) and Troy Polamalu (rest) were all deemed probable for Sunday.

Injury
Hamstring - Full practice. Probable for Week 9 vs. Baltimore
Ethan Hemer
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The Steelers have signed defensive lineman Ethan Hemer to the practice squad, WSAW.com reports. Hemer didn't survive the last round of cuts in the Steelers' training camp after signing as an undrafted free agent.
Justin Brown
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Three injured Steelers defenders have been ruled out for the Sunday game against Indianapolis. They are nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder), cornerback Ike Taylor (forearm) and safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring). Tackle Marcus Gilbert (concussion) is also sidelined.

The healthy scratches are quarterback Landry Jones, wideout Justin Brown and cornerback B.W. Webb.

Alejandro Villanueva
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The Eagles trimmed their roster to 76 players Saturday, as they announced the waiving of 14 players.

Among those waived are: wide receivers Kadron Boone and B.J. Cunningham; tight ends Emil Igwenagu and Blake Annen; offensive lineman Michael Bamiro, Karim Barton and Donald Hawkins; linebacker Jake Knott; defensive backs Daytawion Lowe and Davon Morgan; defensive linemen Joe Kruger, Frances Mays and Alejandro Villanueva; and kicker Carey Spear.  

The team still has to make one more cut before Tuesday. 

Jordan Zumwalt
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Steelers lineback Jordan Zumwalt has been placed on the injured reserve list.

Zumwalt registered three solo tackles during the first week of the preseason. He was able to play the final two weeks of the preseason.

Injury
Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Steve McLendon
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Three injured Steelers defenders have been ruled out for the Sunday game against Indianapolis. They are nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder), cornerback Ike Taylor (forearm) and safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring). Tackle Marcus Gilbert (concussion) is also sidelined.

The healthy scratches are quarterback Landry Jones, wideout Justin Brown and cornerback B.W. Webb.

Injury
Shoulder - Full practice. Probable for Week 9 vs. Baltimore
Dan McCullers
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As expected, linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee), cornerback Ike Taylor (forearm) and strong safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) are all on the injured list released Sunday by the Steelers for their clash in Cleveland.

Their healthy scratches are quarterback Landry Jones, wideout Martavis Bryant, nose tackle Daniel McCullers and tackle Chris Hubbard.

Josh Mauro
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The Steelers signed receivers C.J. Goodwin and Derek Moye, offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva, defensive backs Shaquille Richardson and Ross Ventrone, defensive linemen Josh Mauro and Nick Williams, running back Josh Harris, tight end Rob Blanchflower and linebacker Howard Jones to their practice squad.
Martavis Bryant
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Steelers rookie wideout Martavis Bryant enjoyed one heck of a breakout game Sunday against Indianapolis. He entered with two catches on the season and left with seven.

Bryant caught five passes for 83 yards. More impressive were the his touchdowns - a 5-yarder on the second play of the second quarter and a 2-yarder early in the third. His lone mistake was a drop midway through the third on a pass he might have taken to the house.

He will continue to seek growth when the Ravens come to town for a Sunday night game in Week 9.