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Pittsburgh Steelers left guard Willie Colon left Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers in the second quarter with a left knee injury. His season is likely over.
If Colon can not play, it will be the third consecutive season he has not finished.
"It's terrible for him, man," center Maurkice Pouncey said. "For him to be dealing with that for the last couple of years, and now we don't know how this thing is going to turn out ... I feel terrible for him."
Pouncey moved to left guard when Colon left the game and Doug Legursky came in and played center.
The Steelers playoff hopes are still alive after Cincinnati lost at home to Dallas. They are in the same position as last week.
Despite their 34-24 loss to the San Diego Chargers Sunday at Heinz Field, the Steelers control their own destiny. They will make the playoffs by winning their final three games or by winning two of their final three games if one of them is against the Bengals on Dec. 23 at Heinz Field.
The Steelers and Bengals are both 7-6 and tied for second place in the AFC North Division. But the Steelers are a spot ahead of the Bengals for the final spot in the AFC playoff race, and would own the head-to-head tiebraker against them if they win on Dec. 23.
"It doesn't make you feel good," safety Ryan Clark said. "It's like we're fighting to be the best of the worst teams. We don't want that. That's how it feels right now. You can't clap when you see Cincinnati or Baltimore losing when you play worse than both of those teams. We don't take any solace in that. We're not excited about that. The thing it does is it gives us an opportunity to get in the playoffs."
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The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Tuesday that they have suspended running back Rashard Mendenhall for one game for conduct detrimental to the team. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported a short time after that he was told the detrimental conduct was Mendenhall failing to show up at Heinz Field on Sunday for the game against the San Diego Chargers after being told...
On Tuesday Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed during his press conference that left guard Willie Colon had surgery on his left knee on Monday. The injury is expected to sideline Colon for the rest of the season.
With Colon now sidelined rookie guard David DeCastro will get the opportunity in practice this week to show that he can play. Tomlin said that the plan...
Earlier this season, Pittsburgh Steelers’ safety Ryan Clark suggested that perhaps many of his teammates had become too complacent and had an expectation of winning by just walking on the field. I saw some truth in his concerns then but now his statements could not be more accurate and they start with Mike Tomlin. Apparently the loss in Oakland wasn’t enough to awaken this team...
Last night Gerry Dulac reported that left guard Willie Colon might be done for the season after suffering a left knee injury during the second quarter of the loss Sunday to the San Diego Chargers and on Wednesday Jory Rand of KDKA-TV reports via Twitter that Colon is having surgery on Monday.
This all adds up to Colon being...
The Steelers continue to receive gift after gift from the rest of the NFL. Even the loss today at Heinz Field, 34-24 to the lowly Chargers still leaves them in control of the 6th seed in the playoffs by virtue of the Ravens and Bengals both losing. I’ve said it many times this year, if the Steelers have 9 lives they are burning through at a rapid pace. As Mike Tomlin said in his...
According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-gazette, the Steelers have suspended running back Rashard Mendenhall for one game, for conduct detrimental to the team.
Mendenhall was recently to third string and I’m sure he’s not too happy about that, which has led to this suspension.
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If it isn't one thing, it's another as the Steelers will likely lose left guard Willie Colon with a knee injury, accordingly to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Just as the Steelers were looking to get healthy on offense with the return of Ben Roethlisberger, problems on the offensive line jeopardizes the chances of keeping their quarterback healthy.
Pittsburgh Steelers starting left guard Willie Colon is done for the season after reinjuring his left knee during Sunday's 34-24 home loss to the San Diego Chargers. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that All-Pro center Maurkice Pouncey will move over to left guard and Doug Legursky will take over at center. Rookie David DeCastro is also an option at left guard.
Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer only ran the ball eight times for 32 yards Sunday versus San Diego.Fantasy Spin:Dwyer is Pittsburgh's clear-cut No. 1 running back at the moment (Isaac Redman had two carries and Rashard Mendenhall was a healthy scratch) but the Steelers fell behind 13-0 and 27-3 and had to move away from the run. Dallas will host the Steelers in Week 15.
Below is the inactive list for the Pittsburgh Steelers week 14 game at Heinz Field against the San Diego Chargers. The 7 inactive players are announced 90 minutes before kickoff.
LB LaMarr Woodley
T Mike Adams
CB Ike Taylor
RB Rashard Mendenhall
QB Byron Leftwich
G John Malecki
DE Al Woods
LB Donald Butler
T Jeromey Clary
WR Eddie Royal
The Pittsburgh Steelers made Rashard Mendenhall inactive for Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers, the second straight week the running back has been scratched.
Mendenhall hasn't played since fumbling in a loss to Cleveland on Nov. 25. Jonathan Dwyer will make his second straight start at running back, with Isaac Redman the first one off the bench.
LaMarr Woodley is trading football cleats for bowling shoes.
The Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker is among the new owners involved in the PBA's Professional Bowling League that kicks off in the Detroit suburbs next month.
Former Steelers running back Jerome Bettis, former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens and Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul are also part of the new...
I was inspired by a few tweets from twoeightnine yesterday, showing some pretty crappy items available from the Buffalo Bills online shop (1, 2). What junk is still available from our hometown Steelers?
Like, get your monies out now, cos here's a 2010-11 Steelers yearbook for only $2.95. I hope Matt Spaeth wrote for you to call him this summer, miss u xxoo. And Arnaz Battle...
Norv Turner may be out at the end of the season but the San Diego Chargers will have him on the sidelines Sunday when they travel to Pittsburgh. The Steelers pulled off a stunning win last week in Baltimore with third-sting quarterback Charlie Batch but this weekend they will welcome back Ben Roethilisberger.
The Chargers continue to disappoint. Despite a defense in the top half...