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Alex Highsmith’s questionable status removed, will play Sunday vs. Bills

The Steelers have announced Alex Highsmith will play in Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers got another dose of good news on Saturday is the only player listed with an injury status, outside linebacker Alex Highsmith, had his questionable status removed and will play Sunday in Buffalo against the Bills. This per Steelers PR spokesman Burt Lauten.

During the week, Highsmith was slowed with a groin injury which had him limited in practice on Wednesday and landed him on the Steelers injury report. On Thursday, Highsmith did not participate in practice at all and was trending in the wrong direction. Luckily on Friday, Highsmith was a full participant in the Steelers final practice of the week. Ultimately it would be how Highsmith’s groin responded to the full day of practice as to whether or not he would be able to play on Sunday. With Highsmith’s status downgraded on Saturday, it appears the response was positive and he set to go for Sunday against the Bills.

With Highsmith no longer carrying an injury status, all members of the Steelers current 53-man roster are available for Sunday with no injury designations.

Stay tuned to Behind The Steel Curtain for continued coverage as the Pittsburgh Steelers prepare to take on the Buffalo Bills at 1 PM this Sunday in Buffalo.