The Steelers have activated defensive end Stephon Tuitt from the COVID-19 reserve list on Saturday, after the starting lineman missed just one game while unavailable to the team.
Tuitt was placed on the list on Nov. 27 and spent nine days on the list. The Steelers did not practice on Nov. 26, so the he was isolated from the team for at least 10 days.
Without Tuitt against the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday, Tyson Alualu stepped up into Tuitt’s role in the Steelers’ two-lineman sub packages and Chris Wormley and Isaiah Buggs filled in Tuitt’s spot in the team’s base 3-4 front.
Coming off a torn pectoral muscle that cost him the final 10 games of the 2019 season, Tuitt has already set a career high in sacks this season with seven in 10 games. He also has seven tackles for loss, one off his career high and two forced fumbles to tie his best mark.
With Tuitt’s activation, the Steelers have three players on the COVID-19 reserve list: running back James Conner, tackle Jerald Hawkins and center Maurkice Pouncey.
The team’s active roster now stands at 51 players.