Sean Spence starting for Steelers with Ryan Shazier out
Summary of 4 articles · Updated Aug 11, 2014
Spence has been rehabbing since suffering an injury that could have ended his career and all that work will pay off with a start at linebacker in Shazier’s place. Shazier’s absence opens the door for the next step in Sean Spence’s remarkable comeback from a severe knee injury suffered in the 2012 preseason. "I'm trying to get back on the field as fast as possible," Shazier said. Shazier's first chance to play will be Saturday against the Buffalo Bills at Heinz Field. These 2014 Steelers made plenty of mistakes, failed to convert at key times and flash back to the recent past The "boo boo" that has sidelined Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier for the past week apparently won't prevent him from playing in his first exhibition game Saturday night. The Steelers haven't won an exhibition game since Aug. While most of the offensive starters were lifted after one series, second-year receiver Markus Wheaton the front-runner to start opposite Pro Bowl receiver Antonio Brown hooked up with Bruce Gradkowski on a 28-yard completion in the second quarter, but Shaun Suisham missed a 38-yard field-goal attempt.