After Friday’s practice, it seems very unlikely Sean Davis will be suiting up for the Steelers in Foxborough on Sunday night. Davis missed his third straight practice on Friday and is listed as doubtful according to the Steelers PR Department.
Steelers linebacker Mark Barron returned to practice Friday after sitting out as a coaches decision on Thursday. Barron does not carry any status for the game, therefore he is set to make his regular-season Steelers debut on Sunday.
While Davis has not been ruled out for the game, every player listed as “doubtful” for the Steelers in 2018 ended up inactive come game time.
With Davis missing practice all week, it appears Kam Kelly will get the start in his first NFL game.
While Mike Hilton is also a candidate to slide back to safety from his nickel cornerback position if necessary, Kelly has played free safety the entire preseason when Davis has been sidelined. Davis first suffered a finger injury which made him lose significant time early in training camp and then injured his ankle in the final preseason game.
In regards to the rest of the roster, the Steelers are healthy entering the 2019 season. It is unclear if Bud Dupree will have to wear a wrap on his injured thumb as he suggested after the Steelers final preseason game against the Carolina Panthers. Regardless, Dupree has not been reported to be hampered by the injury.
Bud Dupree says his thumb is not broken. it’s “just strained.” Said he’ll likely “put cast on it” for week one. Not sure if really means “cast” ...or brace. But will have something protective on it for the Patriots game.— Tim Benz (@TimBenzPGH) August 27, 2019
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TE Matt LaCosse, Ankle (LP)
S Obi Melifonwu, Ankle (LP)
WR Demaryius Thomas, Hamstring (LP)