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Ryan Clark

Ryan Clark - #25 - S

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 11"/ 205 lbs.
Birthday 10/12/1979
Birthplace Marrero, LA
College LSU
Years played 12

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Steelers ROLB Harrison excused from practice, talks retirement

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
Steelers ROLB James Harrison, fined $75,000 for hitting Browns WR Mohamed Massaquoi in the helmet in Pittsburgh's 28-10 win vs. Cleveland Sunday, met with head coach Mike Tomlin on Wednesday and was excused from practice and meetings, according ...

Steelers OLB Harrison fined $75,000 for hits

Posted Oct. 19, 2010 @ 5:40 p.m. ET
The NFL fined Steelers OLB James Harrison $75,000 on Tuesday for his two helmet-to-helmet hits in Sunday's win over the Browns.

Steelers take care of business vs. Browns

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 11:05 p.m. ET
In a season where favorites have struggled in divisional games, the Steelers proved an exception Sunday in a 28-10 victory vs. Cleveland, and the importance of the victory can't be overlooked, given the circumstances and Pittsburgh's upcoming schedule.

Harrison unapologetic for violent play

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
Steelers OLB James Harrison was unapologetic for his hits, saying he is out to hurt any opposing player who comes near him on the field.

Roethlisberger makes Steelers league's elite

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 3:37 a.m. ET
The return of Ben Roethlisberger gave the Steelers' offense an explosive element it has been lacking and repositions the Black and Gold at the top of the NFL.

Big Ben picking up where he left off

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
After being suspended for the first four games of the season, it didn't take Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger long to make a fantasy impact once again.

Roethlisberger throws 3 TDs, Steelers win 28-10

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 5 p.m. ET
Ben Roethlisberger, cheered loudly during his first game in 9 1/2 months, returned from his four-game suspension to throw three touchdown passes, and the Steelers shut down a Browns offens during a 28-10 victory Sunday.

Timmons making big impact on Steelers' defense

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 9:04 a.m. ET
Steelers RILB Lawrence Timmons entered the season with the goal of being better against the run — and has he ever been.

Five questions with PFW Steelers correspondent Jim Wexell

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
Jim Wexell, PFW's Steelers correspondent and the publisher of SteelCityInsider.net, took time out to answer five questions about Pittsburgh in advance of Sunday's Browns-Steelers game. Here's our questions and his answers.

Armed and ready in Pittsburgh

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 3:33 a.m. ET
With their big gun Ben Roethlisberger returning to action next Sunday, the Steelers have dodged a big-time bullet and remain heavyweight Super Bowl contenders of the highest order.

Roethlisberger tries to hit ground running

Posted Oct. 07, 2010 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, who worked out on his own when away from the team, is said to be in good shape, and the hope now is all of the work he got with the first-team offense in the summer ...

Even 'elite' teams have major concerns now

Posted Oct. 05, 2010 @ 8:45 p.m. ET
Let's run through PFW’s top five in our power rankings and point out each team’s greatest strength right now and also its biggest shortcoming.

Mendenhall more than holding his own with Big Ben out

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 1:27 p.m. ET
Even though defenses knew exactly who would be getting the ball with QB Ben Roethlisberger suspended, Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall has gotten the job done through four weeks.

Batch comes through in unexpected role for Steelers

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 3:01 p.m. ET
With QB Ben Roethlisberger set to return from suspension in the Steelers' fifth game of the season after the Week Five bye, Charlie Batch's short stint as Pittsburgh's starter will be over. And what an unlikely stint it ...

Steelers place QB Dixon on I.R.

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 2:36 p.m. ET
The Steelers placed QB Dennis Dixon on injured reserve Saturday after he had surgery to repair a torn meniscus.

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Posted Jan. 04, 2012
Clark says he didn't put up a fight when coach Mike Tomlin told Clark he couldn't play in Sunday's wild card game at Denver because of a blood condition that becomes aggravated when playing at altitude.||||||| Clark called his talk with Tomlin on Monday "one-sided" and added he didn't protest because Tomlin isn't the kind of coach who changes his mind. Clark nearly died in 2007 following a game in Denver when the sickle-cell trait he suffers from flared up. He lost his spleen and gall bladder in addition to losing 30 pounds.
Posted Aug. 03, 2011
Less than three weeks after linebacker James Harrison made some inflammatory comments about the NFL commissioner to Men's Journal magazine, Clark criticized the power Goodell holds, particularly when it comes to disciplining players.||||||| Clark took issue when he was asked if he had spoken to Steelers president Art Rooney II about lobbying Goodell on the players' behalf. "I'm talking about the commissioner - not my owner," Clark said. "Our owner is a good owner." The line of questioning ultimately led to Clark to become agitated with the reporter who asked it, a Pittsburgh radio talk-show host. The two exchanged words and stood chest-to-chest before team personnel and players broke it up.
Posted Aug. 26, 2010
Clark will sit out Sunday's exhibition game in Denver because playing at a high altitude can trigger a red blood cell condition that caused him to lose his spleen and gall bladder after a 2007 game there.||||||| Clark also didn't play in the Steelers' regular season game in Denver last season. He does plan to run before Sunday night's game, as he did last year, to test his reaction to being in the mile-high atmosphere. Clark became seriously ill after playing in Denver on Oct. 21, 2007, losing more than 20 pounds and missing the rest of the season. He returned to play without problems in 2008 and 2009, and he re-signed with Pittsburgh after last season.
Posted March 09, 2010
The Pittsburgh Steelers made a surprise move by re-signing safety Ryan Clark.||||||| Clark agreed to a $14 million, four-year contract after the Steelers were unable to sign him before the free agency signing period began Friday. Clark reached terms after visiting the Miami Dolphins on Monday and talking with the Arizona Cardinals.
Posted March 07, 2010
Clark's first visit in free agency will be with the Miami Dolphins.||||||| Clark arrived Sunday in South Florida and will meet with Dolphins officials Monday, said his agent, Joel Turner. The Dolphins are in the market to replace safety Gibril Wilson, released Friday after one disappointing season in Miami.

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