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).
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).