Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Arthur Moats left Sunday’s playoff game against the Denver Broncos in the first quarter with what was described as a pectoral injury and while he never returned to the contest, it doesn’t sound like his injury is a serious one.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Moats only suffered a strain. That’s great news as he should be back to 100 percent well prior to the start of the offseason program.
Moats apparently suffered his injury during the Steelers first punt of the game against the Broncos as he failed to register in snaps on defense. During the regular season, Moats recorded 35 total tackles, 4 sacks, 10 quarterback hits, 2 defensed passes and 2 fumble recoveries at outside linebacker. He also was a core special teams player this past season.
Moats signed a three-year, $7.5 million contract with the Steelers in 2015 after originally being signed to a one-year contract in 2014. He is currently scheduled to earn $2.5 million in 2016.