The Pittsburgh Steelers have moved former Ohio State star Ryan Shazier to the Reserve/Retired List with NFL free agency in full swing. The team made the announcement on Tuesday.
“Ryan’s placement on the Reserve/Retired List serves as a manner of protocol to ensure his continued inclusion within our organization moving forward in his professional career,” said Kevin Colbert, the Steelers’ general manager and vice president.
Shazier has spent the last two seasons on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform List after sustaining a serious spinal injury in December 2017. Shortly after the injury, Shazier underwent spinal stabilization surgery.
He will continue to remain with the franchise.
In 2014, Shazier was a first-round selection by Pittsburgh during the NFL Draft, going No. 15 overall. He played in 46 career games with the Steelers, making 41 starts. He tallied 299 tackles, 24 tackles for loss, seven sacks, seven interceptions and seven forced fumbles. He also defended 25 passes.