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Ryan Shazier | Linebacker

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 9/6/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 237
College: Ohio State
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Steelers ILB Ryan Shazier (ankle) will not play in Monday night's game against the Titans.
It's a bit worrisome that Shazier has been ruled out on a Tuesday for the second consecutive week -- his ankle sprain is clearly worse than originally let on. The speedy first-round pick's rookie campaign has been absolutely ransacked by injury. Nov 11 - 12:46 PM

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Steelers ILB Ryan Shazier (ankle) and S Troy Polamalu (knee) won't play in Sunday's Week 10 game against the Jets.

An already rancid Steelers defense loses arguably its two best players. Shazier will be replaced by Sean Spence and Will Allen will have to step in for Polamalu. This is shaping up as a tasty spot for Michael Vick after he handled himself reasonably well in a difficult spot at Arrowhead in Week 9. Shazier, reportedly dealing with a minor sprain, is day to day. He missed a big chunk of the season earlier with a MCL sprain.
Nov 4 - 12:14 PM

The ankle injury Steelers ILB Ryan Shazier sustained Sunday night is considered minor.

It sounds like Shazier has a garden variety ankle sprain. Consider the first-round rookie day to day ahead of Week 10 against the Jets.
Nov 3 - 12:46 PM

Steelers ILB Ryan Shazier was forced from Sunday night's Week 9 game against the Ravens with a right ankle injury.

Shazier attempted to play through the injury, but his return has been downgraded to out. Sean Spence has replaced him in the lineup.
Nov 2 - 9:51 PM

Steelers ILB Ryan Shazier (knee) is active for Sunday's Week 8 game against the Colts.

It's Shazier's first game back since spraining an MCL in Week 3. The speedy, sideline-to-sideline rookie gives this defense a major talent infusion. He's not expected to be limited.
Oct 26 - 3:21 PM

Coach Mike Tomlin said ILB Ryan Shazier (knee) is "extremely close" to returning.

Shazier has been out since spraining an MCL in Week 3. The first-round rookie's return will give a much-needed speed and talent infusion to the Steelers' linebacking corps. Shazier had 17 tackles, one pass breakup and one tackle for a loss in the first two weeks.
Oct 21 - 12:23 PM

Per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "it's looking less and less" likely that Steelers ILB Ryan Shazier will play Monday night versus Houston.

It's good news for Arian Foster's matchup. The Steelers were already having a lot of trouble defending zone-blocking schemes, and new Texans coach Bill O'Brien has kept intact many of the zone-running elements from the Gary Kubiak era in Houston. Foster is Pat Daugherty's No. 2 overall running back in Week 7.
Oct 17 - 3:55 PM

Steelers ILB Ryan Shazier (knee) is expected to practice in some capacity this week.

Shazier has been down with a severely sprained MCL since Week 3. We'd consider the first-round rookie very questionable for Monday night against the Texans. The Steelers host the Colts in Week 8.
Oct 14 - 12:20 PM

Steelers declared LB Ryan Shazier (knee) inactive for Week 6 at Cleveland.

Shazier was spotted doing some on-field agility work before the game, but still looks stiff on the MCL sprain he sustained in Week 3. The rest of the Steelers inactives: WR Martavis Bryant, NT Daniel McCullers, G Chris Hubbard, QB Landy Jones, S Shamarko Thomas and CB Ike Taylor.
Oct 12 - 11:48 AM

Steelers ILB Ryan Shazier (knee) is not expected back for Week 5.

Shazier is battling a sprained MCL suffered in Week 3. The Jags, playing at home with Blake Bortles, couldn't ask for a much better matchup this week.
Sep 30 - 12:22 PM

Steelers ILB Ryan Shazier has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL.

Shazier is undergoing an MRI Monday to determine how long he'll be out. It's a major blow to an already shaky Steelers defense, as the No. 15 overall pick gave this unit the sideline-to-sideline speed it desperately needs. Now they'll move forward without RCB Ike Taylor (arm), OLB Jarvis Jones (wrist) and Shazier. William Gay, Arthur Moats and Sean Spence are the respective backups.
Sep 22 - 9:58 AM

Steelers ILB Ryan Shazier suffered a right knee injury in Sunday night's game against the Panthers and will not return.

Shazier limped off the field and was helped to the locker room. The fact that the he was ruled out immediately isn't a good sign. Sean Spence will replace Shazier next to Lawrence Timmons.
Sep 21 - 10:24 PM

Steelers first-round ILB Ryan Shazier had 11 solo tackles and an interception while playing less than two quarters in Saturday's preseason game against the Bills.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette called it one of the more impressive debuts in recent memory. Shazier was wreaking havoc all over the field, flashing freakish athleticism with a lunging interception of E.J. Manuel and returning it 27 yards. He's locked and loaded as the starting "mack" next to "buck" Lawrence Timmons and has a ton of upside as a LB3.
Aug 18 - 7:43 AM

Defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau confirmed that first-round ILB Ryan Shazier is a starter.

Shazier has been running as the first-team weak-inside linebacker next to Lawrence Timmons ever since the first OTA of the season. "The spot's there and he has exceptional athletic ability," LeBeau said. "I think he's going to be able to make a lot of plays for us." Shazier's sideline-to-sideline speed gives him a high LB3 ceiling in IDP formats.
Aug 7 - 7:50 AM

Steelers signed No. 15 overall pick ILB Ryan Shazier to a four-year contract.

Shazier is currently ticketed for weak-inside linebacker, pushing Lawrence Timmons into more of a pre-snap movement role. A transcendent athlete, Shazier tallied a 42-inch vertical and 10-foot-10 broad jump at the Combine, before scorching a 4.38 forty at Ohio State's Pro Day. Shazier is a finesse linebacker — not a thumper — but is rangy enough to cover tailbacks and tight ends, and is a sideline-to-sideline missile in run defense. He could be an IDP stud.
Jun 5 - 5:42 PM