Steelers News & Transactions Ryan Shazier to Remain with Steelers, Continue Recovery Published 4 months ago on March 12, 2019 By Mike Asti 6shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment EmailRyan Shazier will remain a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the reasons go far beyond football. The Steelers announced his contract will be tolled into the 2019 season in an effort to keep him employed by the organization. Shazier will eventually be placed on the reserve/physically unable to perform list. While this means his returning to the playing field is still a year away, if it ever happens, keeping Shazier assists in his recovery process. He will be paid a salary reflective of his years of service in the NFL. This figure is reported to be around $805,000, per The Athletic’s Mark Kaboly. Most importantly, Shazier will continue to accrue seasons toward his NFL players’ pension and his medical insurance will continue to be the same coverage active NFL players receive. “We will continue to support Ryan’s efforts to return to play,” said General Manager Kevin Colbert in a statement released by the Steelers. “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,” added Colbert. Mention Steelers Now and save $10! Fans, even those of rival teams, immediately took to social media to praise the class of the Steelers upon hearing the Shazier news. This is a welcome change for a franchise that’s been wrapped up in drama for months. Shazier suffered a serious injuring on Dec. 4, 2017 in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He underwent spinal stabilization surgery but has been progressively recovering ever since. 6shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment Email Related Topics:featuredInjuriesNFLPittsburgh SteelersRyan Shazier Up Next Steelers Sign CB Steve Nelson Don't Miss Steelers Trade Antonio Brown to Oakland Mike Asti Mike Asti is an experienced media personality and journalist with a vast résumé and skillset, most notably with TribLIVE Radio, WPXI and 93.7 The Fan. Asti manages both Steelers Now and Pittsburgh Sports Live. Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Players Need to Fight for 16 Game Season Mic Drop: AFC North Preview Exclusive with former Steelers TE, XFL Head Coach Jonathan Hayes Steelers to Support Alumnus Derek Moye as Part of Fantennial Weekend Madden NFL ‘20 Reveals Steelers Player Ratings Steelers Dermontti Dawson, Cameron Heyward went Head-to-Head on Celebrity Family Feud Click to comment Leave a Reply This comment form is under antispam protection This comment form is under antispam protection Subscribe Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Steelers Now in Your Mailbox! Enter your email address to subscribe and get notifications of new posts in your mailbox. Email Address Subscribe Latest Popular Videos NFL4 hours ago Pitt, Aliquippa Alum Darrelle Revis Giving Back to Help Kids with Hunger NFL1 day ago Players Need to Fight for 16 Game Season Pro Football1 day ago Exclusive with Pro Football Hall of Fame Executive Director Joe Horrigan Steelers Talk2 days ago Mic Drop: AFC North Preview Steelers Interviews2 days ago Exclusive with former Steelers TE, XFL Head Coach Jonathan Hayes Steelers6 days ago Steelers Dermontti Dawson, Cameron Heyward went Head-to-Head on Celebrity Family Feud Steelers4 days ago Madden NFL ‘20 Reveals Steelers Player Ratings Steelers3 days ago Steelers to Support Alumnus Derek Moye as Part of Fantennial Weekend Steelers Interviews2 days ago Exclusive with former Steelers TE, XFL Head Coach Jonathan Hayes Pro Football1 day ago Exclusive with Pro Football Hall of Fame Executive Director Joe Horrigan NFL4 hours ago Pitt, Aliquippa Alum Darrelle Revis Giving Back to Help Kids with Hunger NFL1 day ago Players Need to Fight for 16 Game Season Steelers Talk2 days ago Mic Drop: AFC North Preview Steelers Talk1 week ago Mic Drop: Who Will be the Second Receiver Option Behind JuJu? Steelers Talk3 weeks ago Mic Drop: Who Should be in Steelers Hall of Honor? Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!