Paying Respects

By JACK STANARD

Last season, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier severely injured his spinal cord going for a tackle against the Cincinnati Bengals. The injury ended Shazier’s season and possibly his entire career. He continues to rehab the injury, but a return does not look promising. on Thursday, May 5th, the Steelers placed the injured linebacker on the physically unable to perform list, which ultimately ends his 2018 NFL season before it even started. Although Shazier will not get on the field anytime soon, the Pittsburgh Steelers have converted $8.26 million of linebacker Ryan Shazier‘s $8.718 million salary for 2018 into a signing bonus, according to an NFL league source. As a result, Shazier will receive this money immediately. This is a solid gesture by the Steelers organization for a beloved player throughout Pittsburgh. While a return to football seems out of the question, Shazier continues to improve. To show off his improvements, Shazier walked across the stage at the 2018 NFL draft to announce the Steelers draft pick. As a football fan, you can only hope that a young and talented player like Ryan Shazier will be able to return to the game one day.