The Steelers linebacker has not played since his spine injury in 2017, but has remained part of the organization since then. However, the Shazier contract expires.
General Manager Kevin Colbert was asked about Shazier’s status for 2020 on Thursday.
“If you’re dealing with Ryan, you’re not dealing with a schedule,” Colbert said of Bob Labriola from the team website. “You are dealing with a man trying to revive his career.”
Owner Art Rooney II said last month that the Steelers would “like to have Ryan back in some role”.
Shazier has spent the last two seasons on the team’s non-physical list.
Shazier earned two Pro Bowl berths in four seasons and has made 85 or more duels three times in his career. He has seven career fiddles and seven career interceptions.
He beat the chances of going again. Now Shazier hopes to have a bigger comeback on the field.