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The Commanders have finally placed LB Cole Holcomb on IR. Holcomb hasn't played since Week 7 with what was called a sprained left foot. It clearly hasn't healed the way the team hoped, though. He'll now miss at least 4 more games. Mix in the Week 4 bye, and Holcomb can't return before Week 17. That makes him droppable in all redraft formats.

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As feared, Steelers LB Cole Holcomb will miss the rest of the season with the left knee injury that knocked him out of Thursday night's win over the Titans. Details of the injury have yet to surface, but multiple reports say he'll need surgery and has been discharged from the hospital after staying over night. Holcomb's injury removes the team's lead LB and should mean more playing time for both Kwon Alexander and Elandon Roberts. It shouldn't mean much difference for the defense's overall performance. Pro Football Focus grades Roberts -- No. 3 in playing time among the trio to date -- slightly better than Holcomb in run defense. PFF also rates both Roberts and Alexander better in coverage and pass rushing. Holcomb has two more years on his contract, but the Steelers could dump him ahead of the 2024 season at a roughly $3.3 million hit in dead cap space.

Steelers LB Cole Holcomb left in the first half of Thursday night's game against the Titans with a left knee injury. He needed to be carted off. Afterward, play-by-play man Al Michaels called it an injury that didn't need to be shown again. Pittsburgh quickly ruled Holcomb out for the game, and this seems likely to be a season-ender. We'll watch for more details. Kwon Alexander and Elandon Roberts would lead the position if Holcomb is out. Roberts has topped 44% playing time just once through seven games. Alexander has played more, with five games of 54% snap share or more. But he has yet to reach 70% in a game. Alexander looks like the better bet for more playing time while Holcomb is out.

The Steelers have agreed to a three-year deal with LB Cole Holcomb, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The move should make Holcomb the playing-time leader among non-edge LBs in Pittsburgh. He showed that he can produce numbers with a top-10 fantasy finish among LBs in 2021. Holcomb lost half of last season to injury but still managed a top-30 ranking in points per game. He lands in a solid spot for statistical upside, though we'll see what else the Steelers add to a position of weakness.

The Commanders have ruled LB Cole Holcomb (foot) out for Monday night's game against the Eagles. They also ruled out #3 LB David Mayo, leaving Jamin Davis as the clear #1 at the position.

Commanders LB Cole Holcomb missed Thursday's practice with the foot injury that has cost him the past 2 games. That doesn't bode well for Holcomb's chances of returning this week. Jamin Davis led the team's LBs at 85% playing time with Holcomb out Sunday, with Jonathan Bostic following at 65%.

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