The Steelers head into tonight’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers without a complete lot of starters on protection, slothful due to injuries.

The crew will be without linebacker T.J. Watt and cornerback Joe Haden, each slothful after suffering injuries closing week against the Lions. In addition, defensive lineman Isaiahh Loudermilk is additionally slothful tonight, additionally damage associated.

On the flip aspect, the crew got lawful news on Saturday when quarterback Ben Roethlisberger became activated from the Reserve/COVID Checklist and is predicted to originate up.

Roethlisberger became placed on the record closing week after, in accordance with Coach Mike Tomlin, he became symptomatic, self-reported the symptoms, and tested obvious. NFL principles allowed Roethlisberger the replacement to approach after clearing protocols.

With the total injuries, the Steelers made more than one moves on Saturday. The crew elevated safety Karl Joseph from the practice squad to the Energetic/Slothful roster as a COVID-19 replacement. With Minkah Fitzpatrick serene on the Reserve/COVID-19 Checklist, Joseph will provide depth on the protection notify. He became previous elevated for the Steelers Week 5 game against the Denver Broncos, the build he seen action on protection and special groups.

Joseph played in 14 games closing season for the Cleveland Browns, initiating eight, and carried out with 66 tackles, four circulate defenses and an interception. He additionally added two fumble recoveries. Joseph is a old first-round opt of the Oakland Raiders in the 2016 NFL Draft, the 14th replacement total. He has played in 49 career games, initiating 41, and had 249 tackles, four interceptions, three sacks, 16 circulate defenses, three fumble recoveries and a compelled fumble.  

In addition, the Steelers elevated defensive lineman Daniel Archibong and linebacker Delontae Scott to the Energetic/Slothful roster for the sport.

Archibong became signed to the practice squad at the birth up of the season. He originally signed with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted rookie free agent following the 2021 NFL Draft. He played at Temple the build he had 89 tackles, five sacks, one compelled fumble and eight circulate defenses. The defensive line has been hit with injuries this season with the most modern one missing time rookie Isaiahh Loudermilk, who became dominated out for Sunday with a groin damage.

Scott became signed to the practice squad in early Sept. He became signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted rookie free agent following the 2020 NFL Draft. He played at SMU the build he regarded in 40 games and had 97 tackles, 36 of them for a loss, with 18 sacks and five compelled fumbles. In his senior season he had 10 of his 18 sacks apart from to three compelled fumbles. Scott became added for depth with linebacker.

Cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon is active for the Steelers with Haden out.

For the Chargers, outside linebacker Joey Bosa is active tonight after being activated from the Reserve/COVID record on Saturday.

Different inactives for the Steelers embody quarterback Dwayne Haskins, working support Anthony McFarland Jr. and linebacker Buddy Johnson.

Steelers Inactives

No. 3 QB Dwayne Haskins

No. 23 CB Joe Haden

No. 26 RB Anthony McFarland

No. 45 LB Buddy Johnson

No. 90 LB T.J. Watt

No. 92 DE Isaiahh Loudermilk

Chargers Inactives

No. 2 QB Easton Stick

No. 27 RB Joshua Kelley

No. 29 DB Designate Webb Jr.

No. 32 S Alohi Gilman

No. 40 FB Gabe Nabers

No. 79 T Trey Pipkins III

No. 98 DL Linval Joseph

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