The Steelers have ruled S Terrell Edmunds out with a shoulder injury for Sunday's finale against the Browns. He joins DE Cameron Heyward and OLB T.J. Watt as missing starters, with the other 2 reportedly set to be rested. We'll see whether any other defensive starters land among the game-day inactives.
The Steelers on Saturday placed LB Robert Spillane on IR with his knee injury. That means he'll miss at least the next 3 games. Spillane's absence also moves Avery Williamson into the starting lineup. Williamson led Pittsburgh with 9 tackles (6 solos) in just 53% playing time vs. Washington last week, the game Spillane left early. Williamson looks like a nice IDP option over the final 3 weeks of most fantasy seasons.
Steelers slot CB Mike Hilton is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals with the shoulder injury that has cost him the past 3 games. Hilton seemed on track for a return this week when he put in a full Wednesday practice. But then he turned up limited Thursday and Friday. We'll check his status Sunday, but prepare as though you won't have Hilton available for your IDP lineup. His absence would help Bengals primary slot WR Tyler Boyd.
Steelers CB Mike Hilton is doubtful for Sunday’s game against the a cowboys with the shoulder injury that kept him out of Week 8. Make sure you have a replacement for your IDP lineup
Steelers DE Cameron Heyward came away from Sunday's win over the Ravens with a "minor quad injury," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Heyward hit season highs in snap share (91%) and total snaps (75). This doesn't seem like it'll be an issue for the Week 9 meeting with the Cowboys. We'll keep an eye on Heyward this week to confirm his availability, though.
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets are "working toward a trade" that would send LB Avery Williamson to the Steelers. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirmed the report. The NFL trade deadline looms Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET, so we'll see whether the move gets finalized. If it does, Williamson would likely take over the ILB spot vacated by Devin Bush's injury, which Robert Spillane has filled the past 2 weeks. The Jets figure to go back to Blake Cashman to fill in Williamson's spot, as soon as Cashman is ready. He was inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs with a hamstring injury.
Update: The deal will be Williamson and a 2022 seventh-rounder for a 2022 fifth-rounder, according to The MMQB's Albert Breer.
Steelers CB Mike Hilton is questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens. He returned for limited practices Thursday and Friday after sitting out Wednesday with the shoulder injury that pulled him from Week 7. We'll check his status Sunday morning.
Steelers CB Mike Hilton missed Wednesday's practice with the shoulder injury that knocked him out of Week 7 early. We'll see if he can make it back onto the field this week, but make sure you have an alternate DB plan for Week 8.
Steelers CB Mike Hilton left Sunday's win over the Browns early with a shoulder injury. He's headed for further evaluation this week, so we'll see about his outlook. Hilton has been a top-shelf fantasy producer among DBs so far this season.
Steelers OLB T.J. Watt missed Thursday's practice with a knee injury. He didn't appear on the Wednesday injury report, so the issue might have occurred at the end of Wednesday's practice. We'll track his status leading up to Sunday's matchup with the Eagles. If Watt can't go, Alex Highsmith and Olasunkanmi Adeniyi sit next on the depth chart.
Steelers ILB Mark Barron left Sunday's game early with a hamstring injury. We'll see about his availability for the Week 6 visit to the Chargers. Barron's absence helped Vince Williams stay on the field long enough to collect a team-high 9 tackles, a sack and a pass breakup. Williams would likely start in Barron's place if te latter can't go next Sunday night.
The Dolphins traded DB Minkah Fitzpatrick to the Steelers on Monday for a 2020 first-round pick, according to multiple reports. Fitzpatrick complained openly about the new Miami coaching staff playing him out of position at SS. He'll join a Pittsburgh secondary with a 2018 first-round pick, Terrell Edmunds, starting at that spot. We'll see exactly what the Steelers have planned for Fitzpatrick, who boasts uncommon versatility. Perhaps Fitzpatrick's departure will get veteran S Reshad Jones back to full playing time. Jones missed Week 2 with an ankle injury.
Steelers S Sean Davis is doubtful for Sunday night's opener at New England because of an ankle injury. That means we should all treat him as out, given there are only 2 more games beyond his in Week 1.
The Steelers have ruled DE Stephon Tuitt out for Sunday's game at Jacksonville with an elbow injury. We'll see about his availability for the Week 12 trip to Denver.
Steelers LB Vince Williams is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Falcons after missing practice all week with a hamstring injury.
Steelers S Morgan Burnett is inactive for tonight’s game because of a groin injury.
The Steelers have ruled OLB T.J. Watt out for Sunday's game against the Bears. Watt said after leaving the Vikings game early that his groin injury wasn't serious, but it looks more significant than he let on.
Steelers OLB T.J. Watt suffered a groin injury in Sunday's win over the Vikings. He said afterward that he doesn't think it's bad and isn't worried but that we'll know more over the next day or 2, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.
Steelers DE Stephon Tuitt is out for today's game against the Vikings. Pittsburgh had hoped he'd be able to play after suffering a biceps injury in Week 1. The questionable tag indicates Tuitt has a solid chance of returning for Week 3.
The Steelers consider DE Stephon Tuitt "week to week" with a left biceps injury, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That's fairly good news, considering the team reportedly feared Sunday night that Tuitt tore the muscle. We'll see if the recently extended DE can make it back for Week 3.
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