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Steelers Scratch CB Ahkello Witherspoon, ILB Mark Robinson vs. Dolphins

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Ahkello Witherspoon

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon will not dress for the team’s game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday Night Football.

Witherspoon had been listed as doubtful to play with a hamstring injury. He will now miss his fourth consecutive game after being injured against the Cleveland Browns in Week 3.

Wide receiver and kick returner Steven Sims, was previously ruled out with a hamstring injury of his own. Those are the Steelers only two medical scratches on Sunday.

Rookie inside linebacker Mark Robinson, guard Kendrick Green and third quarterback Mason Rudolph are the team’s other three scratches. Robinson got his first game action last week, playing exclusively on special teams. Green and Rudolph have been inactive for all seven games so far.

Witherspoon will be replaced in the starting lineup by Levi Wallace, with James Pierre and Josh Jackson providing depth at outsider cornerback. Pierre suffered hip and knee injuries this week, but was cleared to play on Saturday.

Gunner Olszewski will return to his role as the Steelers primary kick and punt returner and backup slot receiver. He started the season in that role, but gave way to Sims after two fumbled punts. 

Running back Myles Gaskin, wide receiver Erik Ezukanma, quarterback Skylar Thompson (thumb), cornerback Keion Crossen (knee), cornerback Kader Kohou (oblique) and defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah (back) are all inactive for Miami.

Tackle Tarron Armstead (toe), defensive end Christian Wilkins (hand), tight end Durham Smythe (hamstring), wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (shoulder) and tackle Greg Little (Achilles) are all dressed after being listed as questionable.

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