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Steelers DE Cameron Heyward will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn pectoral muscle in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. That takes a key pass rusher and run defender out of an already-shaky defense. When Heyward missed 2 games with a hamstring injury earlier this season, the Steelers allowed Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi the 1st of his 200-yard games and then a 127-2 rushing line to LeGarrette Blount. So Heyward's latest departure is good news for Browns RB Isaiah Crowell (who unfortunately still has to deal with playing in the Browns offense).

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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.

The Steelers made DE Cameron Heyward a healthy scratch for today's regular-season finale against the Browns.

Steelers DE Cameron Heyward took all reps with the 1st team in Monday's return from the Week 8 bye, according to Scout's Jim Wexell. Heyward missed the past 2 games with a hamstring injury but seems to be on track to play at Baltimore this Sunday. That would return an IDP starting option to fantasy football owners and re-install a key piece to a struggling Pittsburgh defense. Heyward's integral to both the pass rush and run D for the Steelers.

Steelers DE Cameron Heyward will miss at least the next 2 games with a hamstring injury, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Heyward suffered the injury early in Sunday's win over the Jets to the same left leg in which he suffered a high ankle sprain in August. The injuries are reportedly not related, however. Pittsburgh plays at Miami in Week 6 and then will face the Patriots back home in Week 7. A Week 8 bye gives hope that Heyward won't miss any further contests, but we'll have to check in as that time approaches. Besides removing a DL option from IDP leagues. Heyward's absence deprives an up-and-down Steelers D of arguably it's best player. There's still upside in the matchup with Miami, but Pittsburgh will make for a risky team-D play.

Steelers DE Cameron Heyward left in the 1st quarter of Sunday's win over the Jets with a right hamstring injury. He went for an MRI before the end of the game, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, though the team has yet release any results. We'll keep an eye on Heyward's status heading into Week 6 (and beyond).

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