Connect with us
Steelers Now is sponsored by Beaver County Auto

Steelers

Steelers Bench QB Mason Rudolph for Devlin Hodges

Published

on

CINCINNATI — Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph was benched in the third quarter of the his team’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday and replaced by undrafted rookie Devlin Hodges.

Rudolph was removed from the game after starting the game 8 of 16 for 85 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. His lone completion of note was a 35-yard pass to recently acquired wide receiver Deon Cain that set up a second-quarter field goal.

The interception was his fifth over the last two games. He has 12 touchdowns and nine interceptions on the season.

Hodges immediately provided a spark, hitting James Washington for a 79-yard touchdown on his third pass attempt.

An undrafted rookie out of Samford, Hodges started his NFL career by coming to the Steelers’ rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. He won a job there and emerged as a solid No. 4 option in training camp, moving up the depth chart after the trade of Josh Dobbs and season-ending injury to Ben Roethlisberger.

Rudolph, the Steelers’ third-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, was considered as a potential heir apparent to Roethlisberger, but had struggled as returning from a concussion suffered in Week 5 against the Baltimore Ravens. In the Steelers’ Week 11 loss at Cleveland, he had a 36.3 passer rating.

Hodges had played in two games while Rudolph was injured, going 22 of 29 for 200 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

Advertisement
1 Comment

1
Leave a Reply

avatar
1 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
0 Comment authors
Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
trackback

[…] CINCINNATI — One duck name to James Washington ended up being the distinction. Devlin Hodges threw a 79-yard landing to Washington after changing Mason Rudolph, who was benched for poor play in he second half. […]

Copyright © 2018 Pittsburgh Sports Now / Steelers Now. In no way affiliated with or endorsed by the Pittsburgh Steelers or NFL.

Steelers Now in your Inbox

Sign up and get all of our posts sent directly to your inbox!

Thank you!

Oops!

Send this to a friend