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Ryan Shazier | Linebacker | #50

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/6/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 230
College: Ohio State
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (15) / PIT
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Steelers ILB Ryan Shazier (knee) expects to return against the Patriots in Week 7.
Shazier returned to a full practice on Thursday and is on track to play for the first time since Week 3. Vince Williams will head back to the bench upon his return. Oct 20 - 4:08 PM

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Steelers ILB Ryan Shazier said his injured knee is "feeling a lot better."

Shazier has not played since aggravating a pre-existing injury Week 3, and there is a chance he is held out through the Week 8 bye. The linebacker hopes to return before then, however. Shazier has played just 24 of a possible 37 games in his career.
Oct 11 - 9:30 AM

Steelers ILB Ryan Shazier (knee) has been ruled out for Week 5.

One of the top coverage linebackers in football, Shazier's absence is an upgrade to Bilal Powell's matchup. Vince Williams will pick up another start.
Oct 7 - 1:32 PM

Steelers ILB Ryan Shazier (knee) will miss Week 4.

It's a huge loss for the middle of Pittsburgh's defense, which is also dealing with injuries at slot corner (Sean Davis, back) and strong safety (Robert Golden, hamstring). Shazier is the Steelers' coverage-maven inside linebacker. His absence is an upgrade to Travis Kelce's Week 4 matchup.
Sep 30 - 1:40 PM

Steelers ILB Ryan Shazier (knee) will play against the Bengals in Week 2.

There was never much doubt about his status after Shazier turned in a full practice on Friday. The 24-year-old run-stuffer could make life difficult for Jeremy Hill on Sunday.
Sep 18 - 11:04 AM

Steelers ILB Ryan Shazier (knee, questionable) said he is "100 percent."

Shazier left the season opener early because of a right knee injury. He likely could have returned to the game if it was more of a contest, and it would be surprising if he does not suit up this week despite a questionable tag.
Source: Penn Live
Sep 17 - 11:35 AM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Steelers are "hopeful" ILB Ryan Shazier (knee) is just day-to-day.

Shazier left Monday night's game in the second half, but he wanted to return to the game. He might have been allowed to if it were a closer contest. Pittsburgh should know more after further tests are run Tuesday, but it does not look like he is dealing with a serious injury right now.
Sep 13 - 10:57 AM

Steelers ILB Ryan Shazier will undergo a knee scope and be sidelined 3-4 weeks.

Shazier injured his knee earlier in the season and also battled through a shoulder issue and concussion in 2015. The former No. 15 overall pick played in 14 games, including the playoffs, and had probably the best game of his young career in the Wild Card win over the Bengals. He should be fine for the offseason program but needs to be more consistent in 2016.
Jan 20 - 12:19 PM

LB Ryan Shazier left the Steelers' Week 12 game against the Seahawks and is going through the concussion protocol.

Shazier logged one tackle before exiting in the second quarter. Vince Williams has replaced him at linebacker.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 06:16:00 PM

Steelers LB Ryan Shazier (knee) is expected to play after getting in a full practice Friday.

Shazier popped up on the injury report Thursday with a knee issue, but he got in a full session Friday and should be good to go. Shazier has 25 tackles and two sacks since returning from a shoulder injury four games ago.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 09:50:00 AM

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said ILB Ryan Shazier (shoulder) should return this week.

Shazier has been sidelined since Week 2 with a shoulder injury. The sophomore had 22 tackles in two weeks before being injured and will be a big boost the Steelers' run defense.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 12:26:00 PM

Steelers ILB Ryan Shazier (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 6.

Shazier hasn't played since Week 2. He'll be replaced by Sean Spence.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 02:54:00 PM

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler said Steelers ILB Ryan Shazier (shoulder) is unlikely to play Week 6 against the Cardinals.

Fowler said Shazier would need a "killer rehab week" to be cleared. Sean Spence will continue to fill in at inside linebacker if Shazier is unable to suit up.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 11:27:00 AM

Steelers declared ILB Ryan Shazier, QB Ben Roethlisberger, CB Cortez Allen, NT Daniel McCullers, OG Chris Hubbard, OLB Anthony Chickillo, and TE Jesse James inactive for Week 5 against the Chargers.

Shazier has a shoulder injury. Big Ben remains out with his knee issue. Martavis Bryant has a knee injury and wasn't activated from the suspended list.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 07:18:00 PM

Ryan Shazier (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 5 against the Chargers.

Shazier was listed as a full participant on Thursday and Friday, but he did not practice on Saturday. Shazier did not sound like a player ready to return when he said, "I'm ready to go if I have to," earlier in the week. Shazier should be considered questionable for Week 6 against the Cardinals.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 01:15:00 PM

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