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Steelers Safety Damontae Kazee Out with Left Arm Injury



Steelers FS Damontae Kazee

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers safety Damontae Kazee left his team’s game against the Detroit Lions in the third quarter with a left arm injury.

Kazee made a tackle on a running play on the first defensive series of the third quarter. He was attended to on the field by a trainer and left the field holding his left wrist.

Kazee was examined in the medical tent on the Pittsburgh sideline and had his arm placed in an air cast before leaving the field and heading to the locker room. The Steelers ruled him out of the rest of the game.

A former starter for the Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Falcons, Kazee has been the third safety in the Steelers’ rotation behind Minkah Fitzpatrick since joining the club as a free agent this March.

Kazee has played so well that the Steelers have experimented with using a three-safety Nickel, putting all three of him, Edmunds and Fitzpatrick on the field at the same time instead of using a slot cornerback.

Elijah Riley, who was claimed off waivers from the New York Jets this week, replaced Kazee as a strong safety in the second-team defense after he was removed from the game. Tre Norwood manned the other safety spot with the second team.

Kazee was the third Steelers player to leave the game, following starting wide receiver Diontae Johnson and outside linebacker T.J. Watt. Head coach Mike Tomlin said those injuries were minor.

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