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Cole Holcomb

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26 yrs


6'1'' / 240 lbs


North Carolina


On track for training camp

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-06-12

Head coach Mike Tomlin told reporters Wednesday that Holcomb (knee) is on track to be ready for training camp, Nick Farabaugh of Steelers Now reports.

There was speculation earlier this offseason that Holcomb's knee injury was severe enough to force the 27-year-old linebacker to medically retire, but it seems like he'll be able to return to the field after all. Holcomb appeared in eight games before sustaining his season-ending injury in 2023, recording 54 total tackles, including four tackles for loss, while also tallying two passes defended and two forced fumbles. He's expected to retain a substantial role in the Steelers' linebacker corps once he moves past his knee issue.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

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Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

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Career Stats by Season: 2019 to 2022

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2020 24 undefined 11 10 112 173rd5542741659%1142.50000
2021 25 undefined 16 16 225 12th1,0175983273%72211021
2022 26 WAS 7 7 86 320th4453237173%10100000

Future status still in question

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-04-22

Holcomb (knee) still doesn't have a timeline for when he may be able to return to the field, Adam Borst of reports.

Holcomb suffered a significant knee injury Week 9 against the Titans that required season-ending surgery to repair. Since then there has been speculation that the damage done was enough to keep the North Carolina product on the sidelines permanently, bringing an early end to his career. However, according to general manager Omar Khan, Holcolmb is, "working extremely hard to get back. I don't really have much to add on a timeline." He further stated, "It was a major injury, but he is working hard and I'm optimistic about all the effort he's going to put into getting back on the field."

Could be done

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-03-12

Holcomb's knee injury suffered last season could be career-threatening, Chris Mueller reports.

Holcomb suffered a significant knee injury in Week 9 last season, which saw him carted off the field and taken to the hospital. Mueller's speculation seems to arise from previous comments made by Steelers executive Omar Khan, as well as the addition of Patrick Queen in free agency. Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on Feb. 29 that according to Khan, Holcomb was working had, but didn't have a timeline for a return.

Heads to IR

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-06

Pittsburgh placed Holcomb (knee) on its injured reserve list Monday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

As expected, Holcomb is now poised to spend the rest of the campaign on the injured reserve list after sustaining a severe knee injury Thursday versus Tennessee. In his place, Elandon Roberts should garner a larger role for the remainder of the year.

Requires season-ending surgery

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-03

Holcomb will undergo surgery for the knee injury he suffered Thursday and miss the rest of the season, Tom Pelissero of NFL Networkreports.

Holcomb was carted off the field and sent to the hospital after he suffered the injury during the first half of Thursday's game against the Titans. He's since been discharged after spending the night in the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, though he won't return to the field this season for Pittsburgh.

Knee injury considered serious

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-02

Holcomb suffered a serious knee injury in Thursday's 20-16 win over the Titans, Alan Saunders of reports.

Holcomb was carted off the field after being hurt on a play in the first half. There's no official diagnosis at this point, but it seems likely that he'll miss a significant amount of time.

Carted off Thursday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-02

Holcomb was carted off the field Thursday night with an apparent serious knee injury, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The linebacker assisted on two tackles before exiting in the first half. Holcomb signed a three-year with the Steelers in the offseason after spending his first four seasons with Washington. In the first seven games of 2023, he recorded 52 tackles, two passes defensed, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.

Team tackle leader in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-31

Holcomb had 11 tackles (seven solo) and a fumble recovery in Sunday's 20-10 loss to the Jaguars.

He recovered a fumble forced by Kwon Alexander on Evan Engram late in the first quarter to stop the Jaguars' drive deep in Steelers territory. Holcomb's 11 tackles were a season-high and the first time he registered double-digit takedowns since Week 6 of the 2022 season. Holcomb once again played in every single defensive snap Sunday and has done so in all but one game this season.

Productive in win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-24

Holcomb logged eight tackles (five solo) during Pittsburgh's 24-17 win versus the Rams on Sunday.

Holcomb was once again productive Sunday and ended up finishing second on the team on total tackles. The 27-year-old has now logged at least five tackles in all six games this season bringing his total to 42 (25 solo), and Holcomb will look to add to those totals this week versus Jacksonville.

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