Having been listed as doubtful on the Pittsburgh Steelers injury report on Friday, it should come as no surprise to learn that Morgan Burnett will join Marcus Gilbert on the inactive list in Week 13. However, while Bud Dupree and Cam Sutton were both listed as questionable, only Dupree will play against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday night.
Matt Feiler starts in place of Gilbert for the sixth consecutive week, while the absence of Burnett has created an opportunity for Marcus Allen to see some snaps for the first time in 2018. As Stephon Tuitt returns from the elbow injury that forced him to miss the last two games, L.T. Walton resumes his familiar place on the inactive list.
Following his struggles against the Denver Broncos, it appears Justin Hunter has been favored over James Washington this week. A move that cannot help the young rookie’s confidence.
As they have been for most of the year, Mason Rudolph and Zach Banner are once again watching from the sidelines out of uniform. Barring injury, they are unlikely to dress for a game unless the Steelers are in a position to rest their starters in Week 17.