Steelers coach Mike Tomlin disagrees with linebackers coach Keith Butler. He said Sean Spence, the second-year linebacker who severely injured his knee in a preseason game in August, will make a full recovery.
Butler said last weekend it would be "miraculous" if Spence, the team's third-round draft choice in 2012, played next season.
"It will be miraculous if he does come back," Butler said last Saturday when he met with reporters. "It will be miraculous if he comes back next year. We are going to take a chance on him and see if he can come back. To me, he is worth every bit of that."