Steelers News & Notes: Week 17

SNS News&Notes

The Pittsburgh Steelers are now entering the final week of the 2015 season as they take on the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland. Will the Steelers make the playoffs we will soon find out. Lets take a look at the news and notes of week 17…

♦ The Steelers handed out their annual end of the regular season awards…

  • WR Antonio Brown was voted 2015 Most Valuable Player of the team by his teammates for the third time in his 6 year career.
  • LB Bud Dupree was selected the winner of the ‘Joe Greene Great Performance Award. The award  is presented by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America for the Steelers top rookie.
  • G Ramon Foster was selected the winner of the “The Chief Award.”  The award was established in honor of Steelers’ founder Arthur J. Rooney, Sr. and presented annually to the member of the Steelers’ organization who best exemplifies the spirit of cooperation with the media.

♦December 28th the Steelers placed FB Roosevelt Nix (Foot) on the Reserve/Injured List; Promoted LB L.J. Fort to the active roster from the practice squad.

♦ The Steelers Signed S Ross Ventrone to the practice squad December 29th and promoted him to the team’s active roster January 1st.To make room on the roster for Ventrone, the Steelers released wide receiver Jacoby Jones.

♦ Steelers Playoff Hopes…

The Steelers (9-6) need a win against the Cleveland Browns (3-12) at Cleveland and a New York Jets(10-5) loss to the Buffalo Bills (7-8) at Buffalo. The Bills defeated the Jets earlier this season 22-17 at the Jets.

♦Injury report for the Steelers’ Week 17 game at Cleveland.

No players listed
QB Johnny Manziel (Concussion)
WR Marlon Moore (Concussion)
CB Tramon Williams (Concussion)
RB Glenn Winston (Concussion)
No players listed
No players listed
WR Martavis Bryant (Illness)
CB Doran Grant (Groin)
WR Travis Benjamin (Ankle)
LB Karlos Dansby (Toe)
RB Raheem Mostert (Ankle)
T Joe Thomas (Knee)
CB K’Waun Williams (Shoulder)
S Will Allen (Not Injury Related)
CB Antwon Blake (Back)
CB William Gay (Not Injury Related)
LB James Harrison (Illness)
TE Heath Miller (Not Injury Related)
S Mike Mitchell (Shoulder)
QB Ben Roethlisberger (Illness)
LB Ryan Shazier (Not Injury Related)
TE Matt Spaeth (Not Injury Related)
DE Desmond Bryant (Thumb)

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