TE: Eric Ebron

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports Steelers TE Eric Ebron (knee) is expected to miss "extended time."

Ebron is reportedly "bracing" to undergo season-ending knee surgery and is currently gathering a second opinion. Pat Freiermuth was splitting reps with Ebron, running a route on 54% of the team's dropbacks in three games alongside the latter since Week 6, but experienced increased usage — route on 70.8% of dropbacks, 20.2% target share — in two games without Ebron in that time. Expect Ebron to officially be placed on injured reserve in the coming days.

SOURCE: Jeremy Fowler on Twitter Nov 23, 2021, 2:53 PM ET