The Pittsburgh Steelers are kicking off their 2023 preseason Friday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The game kicks off at 7 p.m. ET from Raymond James Stadium in Florida, with the Steelers having taken a travel day Thursday in preparation for the showdown.
While most of the Steelers starters are projected to play at least a series, the Buccaneers released their inactives list with most starters out to start the preseason.
The Steelers inactive list was emptSteelers didn’t submit a formal inactives list (did someone forget?), but beat reporter Alan Saunders highlighted several defensive starters that weren’t dressed for Week 1 preseason.
The #Steelers I don't see dressed:— Alan Saunders (@ASaunders_PGH) August 11, 2023
OLB T.J. Watt, DL Cam Heyward & Larry Ogunjobi, CB Joey Porter Jr., FS Tre Norwood, S Damontae Kazee, SS Keanu Neal, RB John Lovett.
Here’s the list of Buccaneers inactives, courtesy of Pewtor Report.
Tonight’s #Bucs Inactives:— PewterReport ☠️ (@PewterReport) August 11, 2023
The overshadowing theme here seems to be that the Buccaneers’ starters are inactive, including most of their starting defenders, offensive linemen, and skill players, including WRs Mike Evans and Chris Godwin.