The Steelers announced that they have elevated linebacker Kyron Johnson from their practice squad to the active/inactive roster ahead of tonight’s Thursday Night Football matchup against the New England Patriots.
Johnson will revert back to the practice squad following the game.
This will be Johnson’s second straight elevation to the Steelers’ roster this season. Last week against the Cardinals, the reserve linebacker played 13 special teams snaps, per Pro Football Reference.
Johnson will provide depth to a Steelers’ inside linebacker room that has dealt with a number of significant injuries this season. Top linebackers Cole Holcomb and Kwon Alexander are out for the year while the team’s other starter, Elandon Roberts, is questionable to play tonight. The other remaining linebackers on the Steelers’ current roster are Mykal Walker, Mark Robinson, and recently-signed veteran Blake Martinez.
Linebackers Myles Jack and Tariq Carpenter remain on Pittsburgh’s practice squad and were not elevated for tonight’s game.
The Steelers take on the Patriots tonight at 8:15 p.m. ET on Amazon Prime Video.