Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett practiced fully on Wednesday, paving the way for him to fully clear concussion protocol and start against the Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday. Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday that it looked likely for Pickett to start and it appears to be going that way.
Kenny Pickett is slated to return after suffering his second concussion this season. While he logged a full practice, not everyone else did. Safety Terrell Edmunds is dealing with a hamstring injury and did not practice on Wednesday. If he can not go, it would be Damontae Kazee start in his place.
In addition, Najee Harris did not practice. However, the hip injury should be minor enough to where he is expected to go but plays through it. Diontae Johnson did not practice while dealing with turf toe as well. If he can not go, Steven Sims should see more time on the outside.
Derek Watt, who is dealing with an ankle injury, was a full participant on Wednesday, setting him up to play. Myles Jack, who missed last week’s game against the Panthers, but was limited. That is a good sign for the veteran that he could potentially return this week.
Pat Freiermuth, who dealt with a foot injury, practiced in full on Wednesday. Larry Ogunjobi, who has been dealing with a toe injury, did not practice, but it is not expected to be serious. Josh Jackson fully practiced with an ankle injury. J.C. Hassenauer was allowed to miss practice due to a personal issue.