Ryan Shazier (back) officially placed on Steelers' Injured Reserve

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier (back surgery) was placed on injured reserve.

What It Means:

This is a formality after Shazier underwent surgery for his spine last week. It remains to be seen when -- or if -- the 25-year-old linebacker will be able to play football again.

Shazier recorded 89 tackles (75 solo) with 11 pass deflections, 3 interceptions, and 2 forced fumbles in 12 games this season.