The Steelers have declared five players inactive for Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos after inactivating six players against the New York Giants.
The discrepancy came because of a change in the NFL roster rules for 2020 that allow teams to activate a 48th player if eight of them are offensive linemen.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin admitted on Tuesday that the team got it wrong by inactivating an extra player on Monday.
This week, injured guard David DeCastro will once again be held out with his knee injury. Once again, he’ll be joined in street clothes by defensive tackle Carlos Davis, quarterback Josh Dobbs, tight end Zach Gentry and linebacker Ulysees Gilbert III.
Rookie running back Anthony McFarland, Jr. will be dressed for the first time after being scratched in Week 1.
Offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins, who was signed from the Houston Texans practice squad on Wednesday, and offensive guard Derwin Gray, who was promoted from the Steelers’ practice squad on Friday, are both part of the eight linemen dressed by Tomlin.