Shazier remains in a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospital after undergoing spinal stabilization surgery Wednesday.

“His actions after the hit are more disturbing than the hit itself. Often times plays like that are teachable moments,” Tomlin said. “He’s a better sportsman than he displayed after the block.”

“You give that guy the game ball because we know his heart is in it,” Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward said. “And he deserves it.”

“We are going to give him the hat and T-shirt tonight,” linebacker Vince Williams said of the Steelers’ commemerative gear to mark their AFC North title, which they clinched with the win.

Buzz around the NFL has former Panthers GM Dave Gettleman as the most likely candidate for the open general manager job with Giants, Pro Football Talk reports.

Giants co-owner John Mara fired GM Jerry Reese, along with coach Ben McAdoo, Monday, a day after the team dropped to 2-10 on the season with a loss to the Raiders. Mara said he wants to hire a new GM before bringing aboard a new coach.

Former Chiefs GM John Dorsey, Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio, Falcons assistant GM Scott Pioli (the son-in-law of legendary Giants coach Bill Parcells), Packers director of football operations Eliot Wolf, Seahawks co-director of player personnel Scott Fitterer and Vikings assistant GM George Paton are also mentioned as possibilities.royals_009

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