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Curtis Steele

Running Back  Free Agent

STATUS:  Injured Reserve   INJURY TYPE:  Undisclosed   EST. RETURN  6/1/2017
Height:   5' 11''   Weight:   189

October 14, 2016    Curtis Steele News

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Steele was placed on the six-game injured list Friday with an undisclosed injury.

It's not clear what type of setback Steele is dealing with, but his placement on the six-game injured list, as opposed to the one-game version, suggests he could be out several weeks. Joe McKnight will be the Roughriders' starting running back this week in Steele's place.

Curtis Steele: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

October 13, 2016

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Steele may not be available for Saturday's game against the Argonauts, according to Murray McCormick of the Regina Leader-Post.

It's not clear if Steele is injured or if the Roughriders are simply going in a different direction this week, but the report indicates that Steele will be held out, and that fellow running back Joe McKnight will suit up in his place. Expect Steele's status to be updated again when his availability for Week 17 is confirmed.

October 8, 2016

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Steele carried the ball eight times for 49 yards while adding three catches for 26 yards in Friday's overtime win over the Redblacks.

He's still looking for his first touchdown of 2016, but over the last three games Steele has amassed a solid 181 rushing yards and chipped in seven catches for 53 yards. If he continues getting regular touches as Saskatchewan's lead back, he should be able to find his way into the end zone sooner or later.

September 25, 2016

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Steele gained 45 yards on nine rushes and hauled in one pass for one yard in Saturday's 20-18 victory over the Ti-Cats.

The veteran back received less opportunity than in his return last week, when he hit double-digit carries for only the second time this season. Steele may see a slightly increased role in Week 16 if Darian Durant (undisclosed) remains sidelined after the Roughriders' Week 15 bye.

September 19, 2016

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Steele carried the ball 13 times for 87 yards, adding three catches for 26 yards, in Sunday's win over the Eskimos.

He'd been out since Week 5 with a knee injury, but Steele didn't appear rusty at all Sunday. Given how productive he's been with his touches when on the field, he should be the Roughriders' starting RB for the rest of the year -- assuming he can stay healthy.

September 17, 2016

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Steele (knee) will play Sunday against the visiting Eskimos, Lee Jones of CTV Regina reports.

Steele has been practicing in preparation for his first game since July 22, when he sustained the right knee injury against the Redblacks. The Roughriders own a 1-10 record but Steele, with his average of 5.5 yards per tote this season, figures to play a key role in the next contest.

September 8, 2016

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Steele (knee) took part in practice this week but will not play in Saturday's game against the Blue Bombers, according to Kyle Galliver of Global Regina.

While Steele will remain sidelined for another game, his practice participation this week bodes well for his chances of returning to action in Week 13. Kendial Lawrence has held down the fort in Steele's absence, but Steele started every game he was healthy for this season, chances are good he will get his job back once he officially comes off the injured list.

August 3, 2016

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Steele (knee) was placed on the six-game injured list on Wednesday.

Steele suffered a knee injury in late July, and hasn't played since. He'll be eligible to return September 18, for Saskatchewan's game against Edmonton. Kendial Lawrence will become the new starting running back in his absence.

July 29, 2016

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Steele (knee) has been scratched from the roster for Friday's game against the Alouettes, Murray McCormick of the Regina Leader-Post reports.

The Roughriders hinted that Steele would sit out this week when he was listed third on the depth chart at the running back position, but this report confirms that he will not suit up Friday night. Michael Dyer will work as the Roughriders' starting running back in Steele's absence.

July 28, 2016

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Steele (knee) is listed third on the Roughriders' depth chart for Friday's tilt with the Alouettes.

While he is on the depth chart after injuring his knee last week, Steele is listed as the third-string running back, and it remains to be seen if he'll take the field on Friday night. He is listed behind both Michael Dyer and Matt Walter, with Dyer in line to make his first start for the Roughriders.

July 22, 2016

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Steel exited Friday's game with an apparent right knee injury and will not return, Lee Jones of CTV Regina reports.

It's not clear how Steele was injured, but he was spotted on the bench with ice on his right knee, and was ruled out for the rest of Friday's game. Expect more details regarding his status to be released shortly.

July 9, 2016

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Steele carried the ball eight times for 47 yards while chipping in two catches for 22 yards in Friday's loss to the Eskimos.

After a big first game in a Roughriders uniform last week, Steele fell back to earth with a thud Friday. The former Argo is still set at the top of Saskatchewan's depth chart at RB, but the team's inconsistent offense and vulnerable secondary is likely to limit his production going forward.

July 1, 2016

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Steele netted 61 yards on 10 carries and added 54 yards on five receptions in Thursday's season-opening 30-17 loss to the Argos.

After three solid but unspectacular seasons with the Argos, Steele made his Roughriders debut against his old squad, putting together an inspired performance. He didn't receive an overwhelming amount of opportunity on the ground-- given that the Roughriders operated from a deficit for the entire contest-- but flashed plenty through both the ground and air with his 15 touches. Steele never toted the ball more than 87 times in his trio of Toronto campaigns, but did average 6.2 and 7.7 yards per carry, respectively, in the 2014-15 seasons. His 10 carries Thursday already leave him just two short of the 12 he tallied over six games with his former club a year ago, indicating that the 29-year-old might finally get his chance as a feature back in 2016.