Steelers retain LB Ryan Shazier, toll contract for 2019

Steelers retain LB Ryan Shazier, toll contract for 2019

Despite the impending departures of Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell, the Steelers still have a reason to Shalieve.

The team on Tuesday announced Ryan Shazier’s contract will be tolled into 2019, meaning he will remain on the roster and eventually be placed on the reserve/PUP list.

In other words, the Steelers will pay Shazier for the upcoming season and provide him his regular medical insurance.

“We will continue to support Ryan’s efforts to return to play,” general manager Kevin Colbert said in a statement. “Although he won’t be able to help us on the field in 2019, his leadership, insight, and emotional support have always been very valuable to us, and we look forward to his contributions in our pursuit of a championship.”

Shazier is still eyeing a return to the football field as he continues to progress in his recovery from a severe spinal injury suffered in December 2017.

The 26-year-old has made significant strides in his rehabilitation, jogging and even lifting weights in videos on social media.