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Shazier practices, says he plans to play Sunday

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 12: Running back Matt Jones #31 of the Washington Redskins is tackled by outside linebacker Jarvis Jones #95 and inside linebacker Ryan Shazier #50 of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first quarter at FedExField on September 12, 2016 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) Getty Images

Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier told reporters Thursday that his injured knee “is feeling a lot better” and said he “should be ready to go” for Sunday’s game vs. the Bengals.

I plan on playing,” he said.

Shazier left last Monday’s win over the Redskins in the fourth quarter. He said after the game but he would be fine, but Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he wouldn’t make any rulings until the team’s medical staff fully evaluated Shazier.

Shazier didn’t practice Wednesday but said he “knocked some rust off” in Thursday’s practice. Though he was careful to say that Tomlin would have to tell reporters exactly what he heard from doctors, Shazier sounded like he’ll be ready for Sunday assumuing there are no setbacks.

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10 Responses to “Shazier practices, says he plans to play Sunday”
  1. 3rdPlaceThreeStraightGoingOn4 says: Sep 15, 2016 4:08 PM

    Bungle fans want the whole team to be injured. 5-1 in the last 6. Make it 6-1 after Sunday #pown

  2. HankTheDog says: Sep 15, 2016 4:16 PM

    Dude is always dinged up. Talented but fragile will kill your cap in the long run.

  3. steelcurtainn says: Sep 15, 2016 4:17 PM

    Shazier is going to have another good game. Dalton throws at least two picks and Shazier gets his second pick of the season.

  4. chadsmith013 says: Sep 15, 2016 4:25 PM

    whats up with his eyebrows?

  5. chippysbinky says: Sep 15, 2016 4:43 PM

    Wouldn’t be right for him not to play against Cincy, they are really looking forward to seeing him.

  6. clashpoint says: Sep 15, 2016 5:07 PM

    Last week he had six tackles, an interception, a pass defense and a forced fumble. I give less than half a crap what his critics say, those are the kind of numbers that get you in the pro bowl by the end of the year. He’s not just the fastest linebacker by far in the NFL, he’s one of the fastest players, period. Oh and also he works out with James Harrison. I’m glad he’s in Pittsburgh.

    Go Steelers!

  7. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Sep 15, 2016 5:14 PM

    Translation, he will be ready to head hunt on Sunday.

  8. tokyosandblaster says: Sep 15, 2016 6:39 PM

    HGH works wonders, and the steelers are the worlds biggest abusers of PEDs.


  9. coachbeck says: Sep 15, 2016 6:56 PM

    Good to see he will be ready to spear. He and Mitchell have made their name on bush league play.

  10. peytonwantsaflag says: Sep 16, 2016 9:10 AM

    as long as the crown of his helmet is still working he’ll be fine.

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