Big Ben To Return Next Year

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Steelers’ quarterback Ben Rothlisberger left little room for doubt regarding his intentions to return for a 15th season.  Roethlisberger said “I look forward to next year.”  Big Ben is under contract through the 2019 season.

 

Steelers Title Window

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With running back Le’Veon Bell potentially facing free agency next year and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s future uncertain, Pittsburgh feels the urgency as it sits two wins from a Super Bowl berth.  Bell said the Steelers must capitalize on a championship window that won’t be open forever as the gear up for Jacksonville Sunday.

 

Shazier Has Feeling In Legs

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Steelers’ linebacker Ryan Shazier has regained feeling in his legs, according to his father.  Shazier underwent spinal stabilization surgery December 7 after being injured December 4 in game with Cincinnati.

 

Brown Out For Pittsburgh

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Steelers’ wide receiver Antonio Brown will miss Pittsburgh’s Christmas Day visit to Houston with a contusion on his left calf.  The (11-3) Steelers will also be without rookie running back James Conner, who was scheduled to have surgery yesterday.

 

All-Pro Steelers

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The Steelers have eight players who earned All-Pro honors.  Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, wide receiver Antonio Brown, running  back Le’Veon Bell, tackle Alajandro Villanueva, guard David DeCastro and Center Maurkice Pouncy will represent the AFC on the offensive side of the ball.  Linebacker Ryan Shazier and kicker Chris Boswell will also represent Pittsburgh in the Pro Bowl.

 

Shazier Spends Night In Hospital

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Steelers’ linebacker Ryan Shazier underwent an MRI and CT scan at the University of Cincinnati hospital after suffering a back injury in a collision with Bengals’ receiver Josh Malone.  Shazier’s injury will not require surgery at this time, and he did stay overnight to continue evaluations with hopes of returning to Pittsburgh today.