Steelers place Ryan Shazier on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list

Last week the NFL draft gave us a moment we won’t soon forget – and it had nothing to do with a player getting drafted. Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier, who suffered a spinal injury during the 2017 season, walked for the first time in a public setting.

Shazier walked out to deliver the Steelers‘ first round draft pick of Terrell Edmunds, a former Virginia Tech safety. The star linebacker has been making incredible progress. He’s made it known that his goal is to return to the NFL – not only that, but he wants to make it to the Hall of Fame.

That dream will have to wait at least one more year. Pittsburgh Steelers GM Kevin Colbert revealed on earlier this year that Shazier will not play in 2018.

The Steelers made that move official on Wednesday afternoon, placing Shazier on the PUP list.

The linebacker flourished for the Steelers in 2017 before his injury. In just 12 games, Shazier racked up nearly 90 tackles and showed his ability to cover tight ends and receivers with ease.

In his absence, the Steelers’ defense struggled mightily, allowing over 40 points to the Jacksonville Jaguars in a playoff loss.

Pittsburgh picked up Shazier’s fifth-year option, which will pay him nearly $9 million for the 2018 season.

See the injury that sidelined Shazier: 

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CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 04: Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Ryan Shazier (50) (bottom) injures his back during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals on December 4th, 2017 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH. (Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Dec 4, 2017; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Josh Malone (80) is brought down by Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Vince Williams (98) during the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports
CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 04: Ryan Shazier #50 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts as he is carted off the field after a injury against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first half at Paul Brown Stadium on December 4, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 04: Ryan Shazier #50 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts as he is carted off the field after a injury against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first half at Paul Brown Stadium on December 4, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 04: Ryan Shazier #50 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts as he is carted off the field after a injury against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first half at Paul Brown Stadium on December 4, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
Dec 4, 2017; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Ryan Shazier (50) is carted off the field during a stop in play against the Cincinnati Bengals in the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
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