Having been ruled out of the contest on Friday, Marcus Gilbert is the only name missing the matchup because of injury and he will be joined on the sideline by a number of players used to being inactive on game day. While Gilbert will be replaced by Matt Feiler in the starting lineup, Zach Banner will still not suit up in Week 8 in his absence.
After Morgan Burnett, L.J. Fort and Darrius Heyward-Bey all missed the Steelers’ last game with a variety of ailments, their return to action action the Browns has relegated Brian Allen and James Washington to ranks of the inactives. With Justin Hunter usually the wide receiver sitting out when the rest of the group is healthy, it is something of a surprise to see that the team opted to sideline Washington instead.
For Mason Rudolph, L.T. Walton and Marcus Allen, it is business as usual on Sunday. Rudolph and Allen have yet to dress on game day, while Walton has only been active once.