The Pittsburgh Steelers have officially confirmed their list of inactive players for Week 2 and it should come as no surprise to learn that injuries have played a significant part in deciding who to exclude for the game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Inactives for #Steelers: QB Rudolph, WR Hunter, CB Haden, SS MAllen, G DeCastro, T Banner, DE Alualu— Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) September 16, 2018
After suffering a hamstring injury in Cleveland and failing to practice all week, it was always expected that Joe Haden would be inactive. The same can be said of David DeCastro who is dealing with a fractured hand that kept him out of training each day and led to him being listed as doubtful for the game on Friday, just like Haden. Coty Sensabaugh gets his chance on the gameday roster in Haden’s absence, while Matt Feiler will dress in place of DeCastro
Tyson Alualu was another name listed as doubtful in the final injury report of the week and he is also among the inactives on Sunday. L.T. Walton will get the opportunity to suit up with Alualu sidelined. With Vance McDonald finally cleared to play, he should see his first live action since January and his place on the inactive list has been taken by Justin Hunter in Week 2.
For the remainder of the names on the list, it is business as usual against Kansas City. Mason Rudolph, Zach Banner and Marcus Allen are once again inactive for the second week in a row and are likely to remain on the sidelines for the foreseeable future.
Despite being listed on the injury report as questionable on Friday, Ben Roethlisberger, Artie Burns and Cameron Heyward are active in Week 2 all look set to play against the Chiefs.