Outside linebacker David Anenih and rookie linebacker Mark Robinson were among the six inactive for the Steelers as they approach their Thursday Night Football clash against the Cleveland Browns. Robinson has yet to play this season, while Anenih will be inactive for a second straight week since his signing from the Tennessee Titans practice squad. Delontae Scott will be promoted to the active roster in his place.
Joining those two for the Steelers inactive is quarterback Mason Rudolph, interior lineman Kendrick Green, wide receiver Steven Sims, and defensive lineman Isaiahh Loudermilk. Outside of players on injured reserve, the Steelers are an otherwise healthy team who carried no injury designations coming into the game prior to Thursday.
For the Browns, they will be without starting edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney who is dealing with an ankle injury. In his place, Alex Wright is expected to start. The Browns also promoted Isaac Rochell from the practice squad to offer assistance with Clowney’s injury and Myles Garrett’s neck being dinged up.
The rest of the inactives carries a surprise in running back Demetric Felton. Felton had been the Browns punt returner, but that is now expected to go to Chester Rogers. Quarterback Kellen Mond, wide receiver Michael Woods II, safety Richard LeCounte, tackle Joe Haeg, and tackle Chris Hubbard join the rest of the inactive list for the Browns on Thursday night.
Offenisve guard Joel Bitonio and tackle Jack Conklin, key pieces for the Browns on the offensive line, will suit up for the game. Thus, both teams are relatively healthy heading into a Thursday night duel that will be key for divisional control. Tight end Harrison Bryant will also play after being limited during the week. As it stands, the Browns are four-point favorites, and with no unexpected inactives, that line should settle itself out.