Inactives for #Steelers: WR Moncrief, FB Nix, OLB Chickillo, G Fred Johnson, OT Okorafor, TE Gentry, DE Buggs— Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) October 6, 2019
Unable to practice until Friday, both Vance McDonald and JuJu Smith-Schuster were both the definition of questionable coming into the game. Acting as two of quarterback Mason Rudolph‘s favorite targets, it is a benefit to have both players available against the Ravens defense ranked 30th in the NFL against the pass. Vince Williams was a full participant in practice all week, so his availability to help stop the Baltimore’s top-ranked rushing offense will be a welcomed addition.
Roosevelt Nix and Anthony Chickillo were two inactives already announced on Friday. Nix will be missing his fourth consecutive game with a knee injury suffered in Week 1 while Chickillo will miss his third straight game.
Joining these players on the inactive list are several of the usual suspects. Not getting a helmet for Week 5 are rookies DL Isaiah Buggs, G Fred Johnson, and TE Zach Gentry. Second-year OT Chukwuma Okorafor is once again is on the inactive list. WR Donte Moncrief is inactive against the Ravens after getting one game back following a healthy scratch in Week 3. Moncrief was only on the field for three plays in Week 4 and was not targeted.
As for the Ravens, their inactives can be seen below courtesy of Steelers.com. DT Brandon Williams and C Matt Skura are both active.
No. 7 QB Trace McSorley
No. 12 WR Jaleel Scott
No. 22 CB Jimmy Smith
No. 34 CB Anthony Averett
No. 40 LB Kevin Young
No. 72 OG Ben Powers
No. 94 DT Daylon Mack