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Steelers Injury Report: Steelers make two roster moves as Mason Rudolph is officially ruled out

Five Steelers have been ruled against the Chargers while another is questionable

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The Pittsburgh Steelers finished up their final practice of the week in preparation for the Los Angeles Chargers on Friday. According to the Steelers PR Department, five players are out on Sunday while another remains questionable.

Quarterback Mason Rudolph was able to continue in a limited capacity at practice Friday as he continues to work his way through the NFL’s concussion protocol but has been ruled out for Sunday’s game. While the Steelers had been noncommittal on who will start at quarterback on Sunday, it is now Devlin Hodges who will get the nod.

As a result, Paxton Lynch has been promoted from the practice squad to serve in the backup role. Additionally, Trey Edmunds was promoted for running back depth. In turn, the Steelers have waived OLB Jayrone Elliott and OG Fred Johnson.

Although there was hope that he could return this week, Roosevelt Nix is out again for the fifth straight week with a knee injury. As expected, both James Washington and Jaylen Samuels are also out for Sunday’s matchup. Samuels was ruled out on Tuesday when head coach Mike Tomlin Samuels had his knee scoped the previous day. Washington is rumored to be out for several weeks and will miss the first game of his NFL career due to injury. Mark Barron is another player who is ruled out after not practicing all week.

Anthony Chickillo looks to return to the Steelers lineup from his foot injury which has kept him out of the last three games and does not carry an injury designation. Steven Nelson is nursing a groin injury and had been limited all week. Nelson is listed as questionable and Artie Burns is expecting to get the start in his place on Sunday.

Vance McDonald is still dealing with his shoulder issue but was able to participate fully in practice on Friday. Surprisingly, he doesn’t carry an injury status for Sunday.

As for the Chargers status report, it can be seen below courtesy of ESPN’s Eric Williams.