Steelers place Shazier on Reserve/PUP list

Ryan Shazier has officially been shut down for 2018.

In an anticipated move, the Pittsburgh Steelers on Wednesday announced they have placed the linebacker on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform List.

Shazier will not count against the 90-man offseason roster but is still expected to be involved with the team with the hope of eventually making a comeback from his injury.

Shazier, 25, is still rehabbing from a serious back injury suffered in a December 4 game against the Bengals that required spinal stabilisation surgery and left him in a wheelchair. Still, he has been seen doing pull-ups at the gym and hyping the crowd at PPG Paints Arena during Penguins games.

He most recently made a miraculous walk across the stage to the podium at the NFL Draft last week to announce the team's first-round pick, making for one of the most memorable moments in draft history.

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