The Steelers are nearly at full strength entering today’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Here are Pittsburgh’s inactives this week.
After having an emergency appendectomy just hours before the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 10 game against the New Orleans Saints, Minkah Fitzpatrick was ruled out last week. Now, to the surprise of many, the All-Pro safety is set to suit up against the Cincinnati Bengals just one week from having an organ removed from his body.
This is great news for a team that desperately needs a win to keep their season hopes alive. Fitzpatrick played a pivotal role in the victory over the Bengals the first time around and it will be interesting to see if his usage is at all limited or if he will be a full-go.
Overall, the official Steelers injury report looked remarkably encouraging this week, and they are nearly back to full strength.
Steelers inactives vs Bengals Week 11
The Pittsburgh Steelers have to be optimistic regarding the health of this team in a must-win game against a division rival this week, and the return of Fitzpatrick is extremely encouraging. Here are the Steelers inactives vs Bengals in Week 11:
- CB Ahkello Witherspoon
- QB Mason Rudolph
- OG Kendrick Green
- LB Mark Robinson
- CB Josh Jackson
There’s no surprise when it comes to most of the names here. As always, QB Mason Rudolph will be a healthy scratch today. The same goes for OG Kendrick Green, LB Mark Robinson, and CB Josh Jackson. Defensive back Elijah Riley — who was a healthy scratch last week — wasn’t listed on the inactive list for today’s game.
Ahkello Witherspoon is the only notable inactive due to injury against the Bengals today. The veteran cornerback has dealt with a hamstring injury on and off this year, and he wasn’t able to log a practice this week. He has officially been ruled out.
The Bengals, on the other hand, will be without one of the league’s best receivers in Week 11 as Ja’Marr Chase will be sidelined for at least another week as he recovers from a knee injury. It’s worth noting that Cincinnati defensive tackle, D.J. Reader — one of the better run defenders in the NFL — is set to make his return today after being on IR since September.