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Kenny Pickett Cleared to Play vs. Ravens



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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett at practice on Oct. 4, 2023. -- Alan Saunders / Steelers Now

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett was a full participant in practice for the second consecutive day on Friday and he will play this Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, as he was not listed on the team’s injury report.

Pickett, who suffered a knee contusion last Sunday against the Houston Texans, was limited in practice and wore a knee brace on Wednesday, but did not need the brace on Thursday or Friday. He also reportedly suffered a left calf injury that has caused him to wear a sleeve over it during the practice week.

Pickett said on Wednesday that he was pretty sure he would be able to play without limitations this week.

“I think by Sunday, I’ll be good,” Pickett said.

Offensive coordinator Matt Canada said on Thursday that he didn’t believe that the team would need to modify its game plan or play sheet because of Pickett’s injury.

Pickett missed time with two separate concussion issues in 2022, including one suffered against the Ravens. He left the team’s game against the Texans on Sunday in the third quarter and did not return.

Mitch Trubisky will be dressed as the back up and will play if Pickett is unable to. Mason Rudolph has served as the team’s emergency third quarterback in each of the first four games of the season. Rudolph can only enter the game if the two quarterbacks in front of him are ruled out due to injury.

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Pickett has largely failed to meet expectations this season when healthy. In four games, he has completed 60.6% of his passes, with four touchdowns, four interceptions and a 76.3 passer rating.