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Preseason Gameday: Steelers vs. Lions, 4:30 p.m.

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Steelers RB Najee Harris

It’s gameday as the Pittsburgh Steelers will wrap up their 2022 preseason, with the Detroit Lions visiting Acrisure Stadium this afternoon.

Mitch Trubisky will once again start at quarterback for the Steelers, with Kenny Pickett and Mason Rudolph following in that order. Najee Harris will make his preseason debut and Cam Heyward expects to play after missing last week with an ankle injury.

The Steelers will face the Lions for the third time in a year, as Detroit came to Heinz Field for a preseason game last Aug. 21 then again for a regular-season contest on Nov. 14. The Steelers won in the preseason, but tied in the regular season.

STEELERS GAMEDAY INFO

Preseason Week 3, Pittsburgh Steelers (2-0) vs Detroit Lions (1-1)
Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022, 4:30 p.m.
Acrisure Stadium, Pittsburgh (68,400, grass)

Broadcast
TV: KDKA-TV Pittsburgh (Bob Pompeani, Charlie Batch, Missi Matthews), CBS National (Greg Gumble, Charles Robinson, Evan Washburn)
Radio: Steelers Radio Network, 102.5 WDVE-FM (Bill Hillgrove, Craig Wolfley, Max Starks)

SN Coverage: Alan Saunders, Nick Farabaugh, Ed Thompson
Forecast: Sunny, 89 degrees, wind SSW 7 mph
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AT STAKE

Mike Tomlin said that the Steelers starting battles will go down to the end of the preseason, so we will find out after Sunday who will be the team’s starter at quarterback (Trubisky, Pickett, Rudolph), left guard (Kendrick Green, Kevin Dotson) and inside linebacker (Devin Bush, Rob Spillane).

NFL teams must cut down their rosters from 80 players to 53 on Tuesday, so for several players, this will be the end of the road on their 2022 journey.

TRANSACTIONS

The Steelers claimed safety Elijah Riley (37) off waivers from the New York Jets, signed tackle Adrian Ealy (72) and released safety Donovan Stiner, outside linebacker Genard Avery, wide receiver Christian Blake, running back Mateo Durant, quarterback Chris Oladokun, kicker Nick Sciba and tackle Jordan Tucker.

The team released running back Master Teague III and outside linebacker Tuzar Skipper from the injured reserve list.

INJURY REPORT

DL Isaiahh Loudermilk (side), DT Montravius Adams (ankle), WR Calvin Austin III (foot sprain) and NB Arthur Maulet (hamstring) all said they will not play.

OLB Alex Highsmith (ribs) is doubtful to play.

The status of OT Joe Haeg (concussion protocol and OT Chuks Okorafor (undisclosed) are unknown.

ILB Marcus Allen (hamstring) and FB Derek Watt (shoulder) are likely to play.

Cam Sutton will once again move to slot corner to replace Maulet, with Levi Wallace filling in on the outside. Hamilcar Rashed Jr. and Derek Tuszka are in line to fill in for Highsmith. Trent Scott will fill in at right tackle if Haeg and Okorafor don’t play.

FROM THE OTHER SIDE

Jared Goff will not play for the Lions, with Tim Boyle starting and David Blough following as the Lions search for a backup quarterback.

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