Steelers cornerback Joe Haden could return for Monday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals, head coach Mike Tomlin announced on Tuesday.
Haden missed Pittsburgh’s Week 14 trip to Buffalo with a concussion that he suffered in the team’s Week 13 loss to Washington, and while he remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol, Tomlin said that Haden could return to practice this week when discussing his team’s injuries on Tuesday.
Haden himself posted on Instagram on Monday that he expects to return for Monday Night Football against the Bengals.
Haden was replaced in the starting lineup by usual Dime corner Cam Sutton. The Steelers’ secondary was mixed up for the second week in a row after fellow starting corner Steven Nelson missed the Washington game. Sutton and Justin Layne filled in during that game and played well, limiting star Washington receiver Terry McLaurin to two catches.
But Buffalo wide receiver Stefon Diggs was dominant against Pittsburgh on Sunday night, catching 10 balls for 130 yards and a touchdown.