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Steelers Scratch Dwayne Haskins, Buddy Johnson, Ahkello Witherspoon vs. Packers



GREEN BAY, Wisc. — The Pittsburgh Steelers have scratched three healthy players and dressed two players from their practice squad for Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers.

Third-string quarterback Dwayne Haskins, rookie linebacker Buddy Johnson and newly acquired cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon are all healthy scratches for the Steelers. 

Inactive with injuries are wide receiver Chase Claypool (hamstring), guard Rashaad Coward (ankle), nose tackle Carlos Davis (knee) and tackle Chukwuma Okorafor (concussion).

James Washington will be expected to start in place of Claypool at wide receiver, along with Diontae Johnson, who is returning from a knee injury. It will be Washington’s second straight first-team assignment.

Joe Haeg is in line to start at right tackle in place of Okorafor. He subbed for the tackle after his injury in Week 3 against Cincinnati. Haeg will be making his first start with the Steelers.

Wide receiver Cody White and tackle Chaz Green are both active after being elevated from the practice squad for game day. They will automatically return to the practice squad after the game, without having to clear waivers. It will be the second and final time that White can be elevated without needing to be added to the 53-man roster. 

For the Packers, linebacker Krys Barnes (concussion), tackle Elgton Jenkins (ankle), cornerback Kevin King (concussion) and linebacker Ladarius Hamilton are scratched.

Per the Packers depth chart, Josh Nijman should fill in for Jenkins, Oren Burks for Barnes and rookie Eric Stokes for King.

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