The Pittsburgh Steelers have made three roster moves ahead of Monday’s game against the Washington Football Team. The Steelers have activated offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins off of the Reserve/COVID-19 List as well as elevating kicker Matthew Wright and offensive lineman Anthony Coyle from the practice squad.
We’ve activated OL Jerald Hawkins from the Reserve/COVID-19 List, elevated K Matthew Wright to the Active/Inactive roster from the practice squad & elevated OL Anthony Coyle to the Active/Inactive roster from the practice squad as a COVID-19 replacement. https://t.co/0HrLfAQoXf— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) December 7, 2020
Hawkins is the last player from the group of three Steelers placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 List on November 27. Both Isaiah Buggs and Stephon Tuitt had previously been activated. With Hawkins coming off the list, the only players remaining for the Steelers are Maurkice Pouncey and James Conner.
Kicker Matthew Wright has been elevated from the practice squad as Chris Boswell has been listed as doubtful for Week 13 with a hip injury. Wright spent the 2019 training camp with Pittsburgh in a competition with Boswell. For insurance purposes, Wright was signed to the Steelers practice squad just one week ago and will now be called into duty against Washington.
Offensive tackle Anthony Coyle has been elevated for the practice squad as a Covid replacement designation. Elevated last week in order to give the Steelers enough offensive linemen, Coyle is available for the Steelers and will not cost them one of his two regularly designated elevations from the practice squad each player is allowed in 2020.
With both Hawkins and Coyle being added to the roster, it is unclear which player will dress in order to give the Steelers eight linemen. Inactives for Monday’s game are due at 3:30 PM on Monday.
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