Steelers outside linebacker Alex Highsmith has been removed from the team’s injury report and will play on Sunday, a team spokesperson announced on Saturday.
Highsmith had originally been listed as questionable with a groin injury. He was a full participant in Friday’s final practice, but had been limited earlier in the week. He took partial reps on Wednesday and did not practice at all as the Steelers worked with a slick field on Thursday.
Highsmith had been injured late in the preseason before returning to practice this week.
He will be expected to start at right outside linebacker, opposite T.J. Watt. With both players limited in practice leading up to the game, Watt by a contract holdout, backup Melvin Ingram should still be expected to play a good bit.