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Steelers’ Beachum out for year with torn ACL


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Left tackle Kelvin Beachum sustained a season-ending torn anterior cruciate ligament Sunday in Pittsburgh’s 25-13 win over the Arizona Cardinals, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin announced.

Second-year pro Alejandro Villanueva finished Sunday’s game in place of Beachum, the Steelers’ starter on the left side since 2013.

A seventh-round pick in 2012, Beachum, 26, will be a free agent after the season.

The banged up Pittsburgh offensive line is also without all-pro center Maurkice Pouncey, whose left fibula injury needed a second surgery that may lead to him missing the rest of the season as well.

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