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Steelers elevate LB Myles Jack, S Eric Rowe ahead of Wild Card Bills matchup

Pittsburgh elevates two defensive veterans ahead of their playoff game.

Myles Jack #16 of the Pittsburgh Steelers in action during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Acrisure Stadium on December 23, 2023 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images

The Steelers will be getting some defensive help on Monday, as the team elevated linebacker Myles Jack and safety Eric Rowe from the practice squad to the active/inactive roster ahead of their upcoming Wild Card matchup against the Buffalo Bills.

As always, both players will revert back to the practice squad following the game.

As some may have noticed, both Jack and Rowe have already been elevated from the Steelers’ practice squad three times this season, the maximum number allowed by the league. However, NFL rules change for the playoffs, and Pittsburgh can now elevate both players without restrictions for the postseason.

Despite being late-season signings to the practice squad, both Jack and Rowe have been major contributors to the Steelers’ injury-laden defense over the past few weeks. In three games this season, Jack has recorded 17 total tackles and one sack, while Rowe has added 29 total tackles, a forced fumble, an interception, and two passes defensed.

With usual starting linebacker Elandon Roberts expected to be healthier than he was last week and star safety Minkah Fitzpatrick returning to the lineup against the Bills, there’s a good chance that Jack and Rowe have reduced roles compared to their last few games. However, both have proven to be standout contributors late this season and the Steelers will likely still give both veterans significant playing time on Monday.

The Steelers are currently scheduled to take on the Bills at 4:30 p.m. ET on Monday in Orchard Park, New York. The team is planning on departing Pittsburgh today.