PITTSBURGH (AP) -Pittsburgh Steelers starting free safety Ryan Clark was placed on injured reserve Wednesday because of a spleen problem that has sidelined him for three games.
Also placed on injured reserve was tight end Jerame Tuman, who has been out a month with a back injury. Neither Clark nor Tuman can play again this season.
Center Marvin Philip and cornerback Grant Mason were called up from the Steelers' practice squad to replace Clark and Tuman on the 53-man roster. Philip, a sixth-round pick last year, was cut during training camp this year and has spent the season with the practice squad.
Clark has an inflamed spleen that was detected as the Steelers played at Denver on Oct. 21. He was forced to stay behind in Denver for a night before rejoining the team, but has not played since.
Anthony Smith, a third-round pick from Syracuse in 2006, has taken Clark's place in the lineup.

Recent NFL Discussions

2017 Heisman Odds on Wed, Mar 2017 by Blade
College / NBA today on Sun, Mar 2017 by TtomBoBadly
SNOW on Tue, Mar 2017 by Michael Cash
EARLY COLL PLAYS FOR WED. on Wed, Mar 2017 by Timmy1961

Top NFL Public Bets

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail DeSean Jackson Bucs Prop Odds How many touchdowns will DeSean Jackson post with his new team in 2017? Here's a look at the odds.
Thumbnail Brandin Cooks Patriots Prop Odds How many total receiving yards will new Patriot Brandin Cooks have in 2017?
Thumbnail Alshon Jeffery TD Prop Odds How many touchdown passes and receiving yards will Alshon Jeffery rack up in 2017? Oddsmakers have released projections for the newest Eagle.
Thumbnail Brandon Marshall 2017 Prop Odds How many touchdowns and receiving yards will new Giant Brandon Marshall compile in 2017? Here's a look at the odds.
Thumbnail Pats land Cooks, remain SB favorites The Patriots remain favored to win Super Bowl LII following their blockbuster trade with the Saints for receiver Brandin Cooks.

NFL Team Pages