Aaron Smith out for the season
October, 14, 2009
By James Walker | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com’s James Walker
This is a big loss as Smith was one of the team’s most important players on defense. He was great at stuffing the run and was able to pressure the quarterback when given the opportunity. The 11-year veteran also was one of Pittsburgh’s most consistent players.
The Steelers signed rookie defensive end Ra’Shon "Sonny" Harris to take Smith’s roster spot. But it will be up to backups Travis Kirschke, Nick Eason and rookie Ziggy Hood to step up in Smith’s absence for the rest of the season.
Pittsburgh (3-2) hosts the Cleveland Browns (1-4) Sunday at Heinz Field.