Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier was back on the practice field on Monday after missing two games with a shoulder injury.
Shazier told reporters that he was dealing with a pinched nerve that he suffered near the end of the team's Week 2 win over San Francisco, when Shazier had the best performance of his young career with 15 tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble. He termed the injury minor at the time, but was spotted wearing a sling on the sideline the next week in St. Louis.
"It's feeling a lot better," said Shazier via Steelers.com. "A whole lot better. I just want to be back out there with my guys."
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Shazier didn't give an indication as to whether he'll play next Monday night, but did say he'll give it his best effort.
"I am going to do whatever I have to do to get back out there with them," said Shazier.
Defensive tackle Daniel McCullers also returned to practice Monday after missing two games with a knee injury.