The Pittsburgh Steelers have released their inactives for their game against the Cincinnati Bengals. With two players previously ruled out, the list is made up of four healthy scratches and three players out due to injury.
The inactives for the #Steelers today in Cincinnati: QB Lynch, WR Smith-Schuster, CB Burns, RB Conner, OLB Skipper, T Okorafor, TE Gentry— Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) November 24, 2019
Both James Conner and JuJu Smith-Schuster had previously been ruled out on Friday as they are recovering from injuries sustained in Week 11 versus the Cleveland Browns. Conner reaggravated his shoulder and Smith-Schuster is dealing with both a concussion and knee injury. Two other players with concussions in last Thursday’s game where Diontae Johnson and Olasunkanmi Adeniyi who were both cleared from the concussion protocol yesterday. The other player Injured in Week 11 who is not active for the Steelers in Week 12 is CB Artie Burns who is dealing with a knee injury.
As for the rest of the inactive list, third-string quarterback Paxton Lynch is inactive yet again as the Steelers are not dealing with any injuries at the quarterback position. The other players filling up the inactive list are TE Zach Gentry, OT Chukwuma Okorafor, and LB Tuzar Skipper. After resigning Skipper to the 53-man roster this week, he is inactive since Adeniyi has cleared the concussion protocol.
Both newly signed players Deon Cain and Kerrith Whyte Jr. are active against the Bengals. The Steelers decided to go with all four healthy running backs as Whyte is active and may see time returning kicks.
As for the Bengals inactives, they can be seen below.