The Pittsburgh Steelers are continuing the battle with the Jacksonville Jaguars in Florida for Week 11. Unfortunately, the team will only have one healthy tight end for the remainder of the game as Zach Gentry has left the game due to injury and will not retrun. This per Burt Lauten of the Steelers’ PR Department:
#Steelers TE Zach Gentry sustained a knee injury and will not return to today’s game.— Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) November 22, 2020
Gentry sustained a knee injury during the first quarter and was taken to the locker room. In only his second game of the 2020 season, Gentry was inactive for the Steelers’ first eight games but has recently taken the place of Vance McDonald who is currently on the NFL‘s Reserve/COVID-19 List.
With Gentry unavailable, Eric Ebron is left as the Steelers only healthy tight end for the remainder of the day. Although the Steelers sometimes use an extra offensive lineman in their jumbo package at the tight end position, I doubt Ben Roethlisberger will be throwing any passes to Jerald Hawkins.
One other possibility for the Steelers, especially when it comes to the run game, could be the use of Derek Watt lined up on the line of scrimmage for blocking purposes.
Stay tuned to BTSC for continued coverage as the Steelers take on the Jaguars as they look to move their record to 10-0 for the 2020 season.