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Steelers Rule Starting Tackle Out with Injury vs. Texans



Steelers LT Dan Moore
Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Dan Moore Jr., Nov. 12, 2021. -- Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

HOUSTON — The Pittsburgh Steelers have ruled left tackle Dan Moore Jr. out of the remainder of the team’s game against the Houston Texans.

Moore suffered a knee injury during the first half against the Texans and gave way to rookie first-round pick Broderick Jones. He initially was taken to the medical tent on the Pittsburgh sideline for evaluation and was ruled to be questionable to return. 

When the Steelers went into the locker room at halftime, Moore was re-evaluated and ruled to be out for the remainder of the game.

The team’s fourth-round draft pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, Moore has never missed a game in his two-plus years as the team’s starting left tackle.

Jones was drafted in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft with the intention of eventually taking over for Moore as the team’s starting left tackle, but the veteran was able to hold him off throughout training camp and the preseason, barely even yielding any first-team reps to the youngster.

The Steelers were already playing without starting right guard James Daniels, who missed the game with a groin injury. Nate Herbig replaced him. The Steelers are also dealing with offensive injuries to wide receiver Diontae Johnson, running back Anthony McFarland Jr. and tight end Pat Freiermuth.