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Myles Jack Held Out with Knee Injury as Precaution



Steelers ILB Myles Jack

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Myles Jack was active for the team’s 20-10 win over New Orleans Sunday afternoon, but was kept out of the game, allowing the opportunity for a full recovery from his knee injury.

Jack’s was the only injury update Steelers coach Mike Tomlin had after the game.

“We had him ready to go,” Tomlin said. “He was willing to go. We’ll be prudent about his usage. Just as the game unfolded, we liked the mix of guys that we had in there. We were getting off on third down, so conditioning and things of that nature didn’t become a factor. We were able to keep him out of the mix, which was a good thing.”

Jack was a full participant in Friday’s practice, but Robert Spillane was the one to see time in the victory. Spillane led the Steelers with seven total tackles and a tackle for loss.

”They felt comfortable with Rob going,” Jack said. “Rob basically did all the preparation during the week. I was still getting things right. I was healthy enough to go, but at the end of the day, Rob put in the work.”

Spillane made an important stop on fourth-and-one with under eight minutes to go in the final frame. Jack took notice to the stuff.

”That was huge,” Jack said. “Came over the top. Got the quarterback, leaning in … He made a couple big plays. That was huge, though. It definitely flipped the field.”

As for Jack’s knee, he said he should be good to go when the Steelers get back at it to prepare for next Sunday’s game against division rival Cincinnati.

“It’s good,” Jack said. “Next week, I’m up, so I’m excited.”

Alan Saunders contributed reporting from Pittsburgh.

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