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8-8, 2nd in AFC North

Brooke Pryor ESPN Staff Writer 

Though a severe spinal injury kept Ryan Shazier on the PUP list the last two seasons, the Steelers chose to honor his contract. But his contract won't toll in 2020. "We'd love to have Ryan back in some capacity," Art Rooney II said. "I don't want to get ahead of Ryan. I don't want to say he's given up on the idea of being a playing. He's here every day working out. He's a remarkable young man, a determined young man. I don't want to speak for him in terms of where he wants to go from here."

Brooke Pryor ESPN Staff Writer 

Like Mike Tomlin, Art Rooney II also wants Bud Dupree to return next season, and securing the OLB is a top priority. Dupree, an unrestricted free agent, is eligible to be franchise tagged, but the Steelers will have to balance a tight cap to get it done. "We'd like to have Bud back, no question about it," Rooney II said. "And we'll do our best to figure out how to make it happen. But we'd like to have him back, and I'll stay optimistic that we'll be able to figure out how to make that happen."

Brooke Pryor ESPN Staff Writer 

The Steelers went without a QB coach in 18 and 19, but Tomlin's familiarity with Matt Canada from his season as Pitt's OC led to his hire. "I think Mike and I both felt it was an opportunity we had and good to add somebody to the staff that can help with the young quarterbacks, help with the offense," Art Rooney II said. "We're happy that somebody like Matt, who we knew from down the hall here was a known quantity for us, liked him and liked the work he'd done. We're happy to have him on board."

Brooke Pryor ESPN Staff Writer 

The Steelers still don't have a concrete timeline for QB Ben Roethlisberger's rehab on his season-ending elbow injury, but Art Rooney II is encouraged. "Everything we hear so far is positive," he said. "In particular, Ben's attitude about things. He seems to feel good about it. He really, still, is in the early stages of his rehab. He hasn't been able to do a whole lot yet. That's going to start to ramp up here over the next couple of months, obviously. We're anxious to see his progress."

Brooke Pryor ESPN Staff Writer 

Art Rooney II voiced his support for Mike Tomlin after what he called "one of the craziest seasons" he'd been around in more than 50 years of football. "No question Mike did a great job," Rooney said. "I think one of the head coach's biggest jobs is to keep the team focused, keep the team fighting through adversity. We certainly had more than our share of it to fight through this year. I think being able to do that starts with your head coach and some of the leadership we have on this team."

Brooke Pryor ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers CB Joe Haden is heading your Orlando for the Pro Bowl, replacing injured Ravens Marcus Peters. "Joe made the splash plays, so he deserves the recognition, but I can't say enough about those low-maintenance, high-production veteran corners that provide a nice high floor for us in terms of performance," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. Haden finished with five interceptions, 65 tackles, 17 pass defenses, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Brooke Pryor ESPN Staff Writer 

In an interview with local media, Steelers owner and President Art Rooney II said he's optimistic about GM Kevin Colbert returning next season. Currently, Colbert's contract runs through this year's draft. "Have to get something done as far as an extension, address that as soon as we can." Colbert didn't sign an extension with coach Mike Tomlin last season, instead working on a year-to-year contract.

Brooke Pryor ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers get another in the Hall as former safety Donnie Shell was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Centennial Class. In 14 seasons with the Steelers, the five-time Pro Bowler played in 201 games, won four Super Bowls and racked up 51 interceptions. He held the NFL safety interception record at the time of his retirement three decades ago. He joins former coach Bill Cowher as Steelers representatives in the HOF Centennial Class.

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Tagliabue, Steve Sabol among 13 picked for HOF

Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue made the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his fifth attempt as he was among the 15 members of the Hall's Centennial Class announced Wednesday.

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Rooney: NFL to re-evaluate coach hiring process

Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II, whose family was instrumental in the creation of the NFL's diverse hiring policy, expressed disappointment in the lack of minority head coaches hired this offseason.

Cowher gets surprised with news of HOF induction (2:12)
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Brooke Pryor ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers announce they've signed WR Anthony Johnson to a Reserve/Future contract. Johnson, a University of Buffalo alum, was undrafted last year and participated in Tampa Bay's training camp. He was in the Chargers practice squad for most of the 2019 season. In two seasons at Buffalo, Johnson had 133 receptions for 2,367 yards and 25 TDS.

Brooke Pryor ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers have signed RB Darrin Hall to a Reserve/Future contract. A Pitt product, Hall spent time on the Steelers practice squad last season. In his senior season with the Panthers in 2018, Hall rushed for 1,144 yards and 10 TDs.

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McCaffrey named to All-Pro team at 2 positions

Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey has been named to this year's All-Pro team at two different positions, and Michael Thomas and Stephon Gilmore landed on the squad as unanimous selections.

Brooke Pryor ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Heyward, TJ Watt and Minkah Fitzpatrick were all named to the AP All-Pro First Team. Rookie Diontae Johnson was named to the second team as a punt returner.

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The Minnesota Twins are hiring former Pittsburgh Steelers analytics coordinator Karim Kassam to be their director of baseball research, per source. Kassam actually isn't the first former football analytics staffer to join the Twins front office: Assistant GM Dan Adler was previously the Jaguars' director of football research.

On this date: Polamalu's pick-six secures Steelers' Super Bowl berth (0:24)
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Team Stats

Passing Yards186.331st
Rushing Yards90.429th
Points For18.127th
Points Against18.9