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Ryan Shazier Retires From Football

Steelers’ linebacker Ryan Shazier is officially retiring from the NFL, he announced on social media Wednesday.

The Steelers drafted Shazier in 2014. He was an impact player, making two Pro Bowls in his first four seasons with the team. For his career, Shazier had 299 total tackles, seven interceptions, five passes defended and three fumble recoveries in his career.

On December 4, 2017 against the Cincinnati Bengals, Shazier made a tackle, but suffered a spinal contusion. He needed spinal surgery and took a long time to rehab. Shazier was never able to play another NFL snap. Since that point, the Steelers have put him on the PUP list every season. In March, they put him on the reserved/retired list.

 

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