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Arthur Moats Injury: Updates on Steelers LB's Pectoral and Return

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Arthur Moats (55) against the Cleveland Browns during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
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Danny WebsterAnalyst IIIJanuary 9, 2017

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Arthur Moats left his team's divisional-round matchup with the Denver Broncos with a pectoral injury and did not return. 

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Moats' Diagnosis Revealed

Monday, Jan. 18

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Moats "suffered just a strain," adding that it "makes his offseason much better."

Moats Is a Valuable Situational Player for Steelers

The six-year veteran from James Madison, who just finished his second season with the Steelers, came into the postseason with 35 tackles under his belt.

His forte is normally that of a pass-rushing linebacker, as he finished the regular season with four sacks. Moats is rarely used on defense. He doesn't make the type of plays that Ryan Shazier does, but he does execute well and makes plays when called upon.

Moats started in 11 games for Pittsburgh in 2015 and has only missed five games in his career.

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