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.

 

Steelers’ Gilbert Suspended For PEDs

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The NFL has suspended Steelers’ right tackle Marcus Gilbert four games for violating the league’s performance-enhancers policy.  Gilbert, who will be eligible to return for Pittsburgh’s visit to Houston on Christmas Day, will not appeal.  Chris Hubbard will fill in at right tackle for the (8-2) Steelers, who host Green Bay Sunday night.

 

Sensabaugh To Replace Haden

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Steelers’ cornerback Coty Sensabaugh will replace Joe Haden, who broke his left leg in the first quarter of Sunday’s win over Indianapolis.  Sensabaugh signed with Pittsburgh in the spring and finished with three tackles and a pass brake up against the Colts.  Pittsburgh hosts Tennessee Thursday night.

 

Steelers Find Way To Win

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Ben Roethlisberger threw two second-half touchdown passes and Chris Boswell booted a 33-yard field goal as time expired and the Steelers topped the Colts 20-17.  The (7-2) Steelers host the (6-3) Titans Thursday night.

 

Bryant Benched

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Steelers’ wide receiver Martavis Bryant has been benched by the team for Sunday’s game with Detroit for his misuse of social media.  Bryant insisted he meant no ill will when he suggested he was better than rookie teammate JuJu-Smith-Schuster on Instagram last week.

 

Bryant Downplays Trade Demand

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Steelers’ wide receiver Martavis Bryant insists he’s just fine even after multiple reports that he asked the team for a trade.  Bryant said he’s happy in Pittsburgh when asked if he wanted a change of scenery.  Bryant has just 17 receptions and one TD through six games this season.

 

Brown Apologizes

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Steelers’ wide receiver Antonio Brown apologized via Twitter yesterday for his sideline outburst Sunday.  Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger described Brown’s actions as a “temper tantrum.”  Brown said “Apologize for all the noise and the distractions Steeler nation let’s stay focus.”

 

Big Ben Calls Brown’s Outburst Unfortunate

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Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger called Antonio Brown’s sideline blow-up “unfortunate” and wished the All-Pro wide receiver talked to him personally about the missed play.  Brown broke free down the field but Roethlisberger didn’t see him.  Big Ben said Brown’s attitude didn’t set a good example for young players and undermines his “superhuman” talent.

 

Villanueva Blames Himself for Standing Apart

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Steelers left tackle Alejandro Villanueva blames himself for the image of him standing apart from teammates during Sunday’s national anthem, saying he unintentionally separated himself in the moments leading up to the anthem.  The Steelers decided to stay in the Soldier Field tunnel during the anthem in response to comments by President Trump about anthem protests by NFL players.  Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said the Steelers will be on the field for the national anthem “moving forward.”  Roethlisberger’s comments came shortly after he wrote on his website yesterday that he wishes the Steelers handled their show of unity during the national anthem differently.