Adeniyi’s injury Diontae Johnson Jersey 2019 , so the details of his surgery are speculative" Latest NewsCommentaryA possible theory behind Steelers OLB Ola Adeniyi’s recent surgical procedureNew,23commentsThe Steelers have yet to officially acknowledge Adeniyi’s injury, so the details of his surgery are speculativeEDTOn Friday morning, it was reported that Steelers’ outside linebacker Olasunkanmi Adeniyi underwent an undisclosed surgery. In a social media post which was quickly removed, Adeniyi thanked the Steelers organization for showing him so much support. With no acknowledgement from the Steelers as to the extent of Adeniyi’s injury or a timetable to return, there is a lot of room for speculation with little room for facts. Although it has been reported it was a procedure for a torn meniscus with a time frame to return of two to four weeks at best, no other credible information has emerged about the situation. Where there is a lack of information, questions usually begin to multiply. Was this an immediate need? Without surgery, would Adeniyi’s long-term health be at risk? Will he have to go on injured reserve? How long has Ola known he would need surgery? What was the cause for the specific timing of the procedure?Until we get answers, all Steelers fans can do is guess. So let’s take a guess! I’m going to offer one possible THEORY behind the circumstances dealing with the timing of Adeniyi’s surgery. Please remember that I have no more inside information than any of you reading this article, but this is a hypothesis I formed based in the limited information given at the time. I’m going to have to outline a few things in order to shape this theory Diontae Johnson Jersey Youth , but I’ll do my best to explain it thoroughly.So here we go...<hr class="p-entry-hr" id="PSRuee">The NFL life of the Undrafted Free AgentAlthough Adeniyi was on the Steelers roster in 2018 after returning from the Injured Reserve list, his status for 2019 was anything but guaranteed. Almost all undrafted players come in to each season having to earn their spot on the roster. Once an undrafted player has proven their worth over several seasons and earned a second contract, then their status with the team is more secure. This can also be true with many drafted players, but is not necessarily at the same level.Let’s look at Ramon Foster as an example. Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2009, Foster earned his spot on the team. Battling for a starting position in 2010, if Foster would have been unavailable during training camp, there is no guarantee the Steelers would have kept him on the team. In 2012 Foster received a one-year restricted free agent tender, followed by signing a three-year deal in 2013. Not playing nearly as often as Foster did his rookie season, Adeniyi needed to earn his way onto the Steelers roster for 2019. Had Ola not been available throughout the preseason, he would have run the risk of being waived/injured. There were other options the Steelers could have used such as the PUP list, but an unproven player may not want to run the risk of finding themselves out of the league.Considering the uncertainty of his future with the Steelers entering training camp Justin Layne Pittsburgh Steelers Jersey , Adeniyi made have been fully aware surgery was in his future at some point. Not wanting to miss his chance in the NFL, Ola may have chose to play through the pain in order to help secure his roster position with the Steelers. <hr class="p-entry-hr" id="k2wvQ5">The best time to missHaving a good training camp and first preseason game, if Adeniyi had made the Steelers aware of his meniscus they may have suggested getting the surgery now. If he is to miss four weeks, the time frame for his return would be just before the home opener at Heinz Field against Seattle in Week 2. came to an agreement that now was the best time.<hr class="p-entry-hr" id="GI7efc">The theory in a nutshellHere’s the simple version of what I believe could have been the way things played out with Adeniyi having his surgery last Friday:He knew he would eventually need surgery, but Andeiyi needed to earn a roster spot in training campAdeniyi made the Steelers aware of the need for surgery at some point, but was playing through it the best he couldAfter Week 1 of the preseason, the Steelers had seen enough to know they wanted Ola for 2019The Steelers and Adeniyi agreed for him to get the problem fixed now so the impact of time missed during the regular season would be minimal<hr class="p-entry-hr" id="aILzEc">I’m sure this theory could turn out to be way off, but when Ola thanked the Steelers’ coaches for being so supportive it gives an indication the decision for surgery was a mutual decision. For all we know, Adeniyi could have hurt his knee last week making all of these speculations invalid. Hopefully we’ll know more of the story sometime soon. But until then, feel free to give your thoughts in the comments below. PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger called the interception that ended Pittsburgh’s six-game winning streak fluky.On the surface, the Steelers quarterback is right.The only reason Denver defensive lineman Shelby Harris found himself in position to make a leaping grab of Roethlisberger’s pass intended for Antonio Brown was because Harris was mashed off the line of scrimmage by Pittsburgh center Maurkice Pouncey. Yet that didn’t stop Harris from improvising and getting his hands on the ball.“I just never would have thought that guy would make that play Justin Layne Pittsburgh Steelers Jersey ,” Roethlisberger said.That kind of play seems to pop up with regularity when things go awry for the AFC North leaders.The Steelers (7-3-1) have turned the ball over 19 times through 11 games, including four in Sunday’s baffling 24-17 loss to the Broncos. Roethlisberger threw a pair of picks, James Conner fumbled deep in Denver territory and tight end Xavier Grimble saw a sure touchdown vanish when he tried to run over Broncos safety Will Parks at the goal line. The ball squirted loose just before crossing the plane and six points vanished.“We didn’t do a good job of taking care of the ball and we also didn’t do a good job of getting the football,” Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin said.That may be an even bigger issue for the Steelers. Pittsburgh has 12 takeaways and has only created multiple turnovers in the same game twice, the main reason why its minus-7 turnover differential is 26th in the league. The Steelers had a chance to make a play immediately after Grimble’s fumble when Cam Heyward tipped Case Keenum’s pass high into the air. It fell harmlessly to the ground surrounded by a handful of Heyward’s teammates.“We have to be more opportunistic,” Heyward said. “We have to keep preaching it, and maybe we have to spend some time with JUGS machine, all of us, just to make sure we are all aware of the significance of when (the quarterback) throws the ball. We got to be the aggressors instead of just letting it hit the ground.”Getting pressure is not a problem. Pittsburgh sacked Keenum twice and he completed just 15 of 28 passes. Yet the Steelers couldn’t rattle him enough to make a major mistake. Nor could they get their hands on Denver running back Phillip Lindsay, who ran for 110 yards and a touchdown.“There were some opportunities for us to get the ball and we just didn’t seize the moment,” Heyward said.It added up to a momentum-sapping loss a week after stealing a victory in Jacksonville. Pittsburgh shut down the Jaguars over the final 20 minutes to roar back from a 16-point deficit. Though the Steelers limited Denver to 308 total yards Justin Layne Jersey Cheap , they also allowed the Broncos to go 79 yards for the go-ahead score after Conner’s fourth fumble of the season late in the third quarter.The drive relied heavily on Lindsay, an undrafted rookie free agent who became the first back in over a year to top 100 yards rushing against Pittsburgh. Lindsay ran effectively enough that Pittsburgh couldn’t take aim at Keenum.“We feel like if we slow their run game down, that will give us a chance to ball search and force the quarterback to throw the ball and give us an opportunity to make plays,” Hilton said. “So we just have to slow it down and try to make plays on the ball.”That might not be easy this week against the Chargers (8-3). Los Angeles quarterback Philip Rivers tied an NFL record by completing 25 straight passes in a blowout win over Arizona on Sunday.“He’s one of the top guys in the league and he’s got weapons on the outside making plays for them,” Hilton said. “Their running game is one of the better ones in the league, so it’s going to be a tough opponent. So we will have to be prepared.”NOTES: OLB T.J. 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