Myles Jack Out for Steelers vs. Panthers; New DT Marshall Inactive
The Steelers have ruled that Myles Jack will not play against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday after being listed as questionable with a groin injury coming into the game.
Myles Jack was listed as healthy last week but did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday this week with a groin injury. On Friday, he logged a limited practice but was listed as doubtful after the practice. On Saturday, he was upgraded from doubtful to questionable while dealing with it.
He is the team’s leading tackler with 100 tackles thus far in the season combined. In addition, Jack has three tackles for loss and three pass deflections. Devin Bush and Robert Spillane will pick up some slack with Jack out for the game. Mark Robinson is active for the third time this season.
On the other hand, Kenny Pickett was ruled on Saturday while he is still in concussion protocol. This will be his first NFL game missed due to injury. Mitch Trubisky will start but is reportedly on a short leash after he and Mason Rudolph split reps throughout the week during practice.
Newly signed defensive tackle Jonathan Marshall is out as well. He likely does not know the playbook well enough to log snaps, and so the Steelers will be slightly shorthanded on the defensive line. They put Chris Wormley on injured reserve with a torn ACL earlier in the week to sign him.
Cornerback Josh Jackson and guard Kendrick Green have become a part of the regular rotation of inactives. They will not play once again for the Steelers.
Quarterback Mason Rudolph is active for the first time on Sunday against the Panthers. In addition, Robinson joins him in the often inactive players that are getting hats on Sunday. With some of the shifts, there will be some new guys that are out there on Sunday for Pittsburgh.