PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have made four players inactive for their Thursday Night Football game against the Tennessee Titans.
Offensive tackle Dylan Cook, nose tackle Breiden Fehoko, safety Minkah Fitzpatrick and defensive tackle Armon Watts are all not dressed for the game. Additionally, Mason Rudolph is the team’s emergency third quarterback.
Fitzpatrick had been ruled out early in the week after suffering a right hamstring injury against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 8. He will be replaced in the starting lineup by Damonate Kazee moving from strong safety to free safety and Keanu Neal filling in at strong safety.
Cook has not played and has been inactive for most of the season while serving as the team’s No. 4 tackle behind Dan Moore Jr., Chuks Okorafor and Broderick Jones. Jones is expected to start in place of Okorafor against Tennessee.
Fehoko was dressed for one game but did not play and is the third-string nose tackle behind Montravius Adams and rookie Keeanu Benton. Watts is scratched for the second time this season. He vacates a spot to allow for the return of Cam Heyward.
Rudolph has been the emergency quarterback in every game this season, but has yet to be called upon. Backup Mitch Trubisky has replaced starter Kenny Pickett twice, including last week, but Pickett is scheduled to start against the Titans.
Cornerback Levi Wallace had been listed as questionable but will play. He suffered a foot injury in Week 7 against the Los Angeles Rams. Joey Porter Jr. will once again start in his place at outside cornerback, and head coach Mike Tomlin said this week that Porter will continue to start, even once Wallace gets healthy.
With Wallace at less than 100%, Darius Rush will draw into the lineup. The rookie from South Carolina was active but did not play in Week 8. He’ll slot in behind Porter, Patrick Peterson and Wallace, slot corner Chandon Sullivan and backup and special teamer James Pierre.
The Tennessee Titans have also announced their inactives.