• Steelers' Ryan Shazier will play vs. Bills

    Summary of 7 articles · Updated Aug 19, 2014
    Rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier has done many things well so far in training camp. PITTSBURGH – Rookie inside linebacker Ryan Shazier will make his much-anticipated NFL debut tonight against the Buffalo Bills Shazier is expected to start at left inside linebacker after missing the Steelers’ preseason opener last Saturday night because of a bruised knee. It’s the kind of play the Steelers defense has lacked the past several years and a reason they drafted the speedy Shazier in the first round. Ryan Shazier certainly looked to be on schedule against Buffalo Saturday night, assuming you mean on schedule for Canton. With his 4.4 speed, to covering wide receiver Antonio Brown in practice, to showing physical strength to go up against center Maurkice Pouncey; Shazier has shown he has the ability to make splash plays. It took the Steelers two plays to erase that. In his first professional assignment, the Steelers No. 1 draft pick made tackles all over the lawn four on Buffalo's first possession, two on special teams, and three others and made a leaping balletic interception in front of Bills tight end Scott Chandler that he returned 27 yards.
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