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Steelers pick up the 2018 option for Ryan Shazier

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The Steelers lost one linebacker this offseason, so they’re making sure to hang onto another key part.

According to Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com, Pittsburgh’s picking up the fifth-year option on linebacker Ryan Shazier’s contract.

Shazier has become a key part of their defense, so it was #asexpected that they’d hang onto him.

But after losing Lawrence Timmons to the Dolphins in free agency, having another year of cost-certainty at the position was even more important.

Shazier had 3.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, and three interceptions last season. He also played in a career-high 13 games last season, missing three with a knee problem.

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6 Responses to “Steelers pick up the 2018 option for Ryan Shazier”
  1. crownofthehelmet says: Apr 24, 2017 4:02 PM

    Another brilliant pick by the Steelers. No one had RS on their first round board, and he’s absolutely lived up to that first round billing. I still laugh at the ‘CJ Mosley was a better pick’ crowd.

  2. teal379 says: Apr 24, 2017 4:09 PM

    crownofthehelmet says:
    Apr 24, 2017 4:02 PM
    Another brilliant pick by the Steelers. No one had RS on their first round board, and he’s absolutely lived up to that first round billing. I still laugh at the ‘CJ Mosley was a better pick’ crowd.

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    Sort of agree. I believe Green Bay would have taken him had he been there for them.

  3. akaodoyle says: Apr 24, 2017 4:23 PM

    He played in a career high 13 games last season. Maybe if he learned to tackle properly, he could play a full season some day.

  4. tommyribs says: Apr 24, 2017 5:52 PM

    Over rated

    Never healthy

    Dirty player too

  5. inozwetrust says: Apr 25, 2017 9:45 AM

    This was a no brainer for the Steelers, especially after losing Timmons. BTW, he is not as good as CJ Mosley.

  6. whenwilliteverend says: Apr 25, 2017 11:55 AM

    His problem is staying healthy.

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