Minkah Fitzpatrick Changes Discussion of Steelers Entire Season
The "what ifs" of the Pittsburgh Steelers change drastically this weekend. PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers might be in a tough situation, but if this was Week 2, the conversations we'd be having about this team would be vastly different. Imagine if T.J. Watt never went down. The Steelers defense might have stayed in Week 1 form all season long. Where would they be if it did? We got a glimpse of that in Week 10 when Watt was back on the field and the Steelers were clicking on all cylinders.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off a 24-17 win on Monday Night Football vs. the Indianapolis Colts. While this was a great win, the prime time slot also means the team is now forced to work on a short week. © Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
This means less time for players to rest and recover from the previous game. Any players nursing an injury could find themselves not participating in the upcoming game.
When it pertains to the NFL roster set up, every team’s 16-man practice squad is extremely valuable. Players can be elevated twice from the practice squad without having to face the waiver wire. So this means a team’s “taxi squad” has a lot of value.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers are understandably trying to take things slow with Kenny Pickett in his rookie season, but the reigns may not be quite as tight as one recent report claimed. © Michael Longo/For USA Today Network / USA TODAY NETWORK Pittsburgh Steelers Kenny Pickett. Longtime Steelers reporter Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was asked in his weekly Q&A this week how often Pickett changes the playcalls he receives from the sideline. Dulac said Pickett does not call many audibles because he “does not have the authority.
As the Steelers prepare for the Atlanta Falcons in Week 13, they have made a swap on their practice squad.
This from the Steelers official Twitter feed:
The Steelers have added a defensive tackle by the name of Renell Wren, and to make room for Wren on the practice squad they released wide receiver Josh Malone.
Wren was a 4th round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2019 NFL Draft, and he played 11 games his rookie year before the next few seasons were plagued with injury. This resulted in his release from Cincinnati, and he was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles in February of 2022, only to be released in August.
The journeyman gets a chance to prove himself with the Steelers and potentially finding a new NFL home. In the meantime, be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the team as they prepare for the Falcons in Week 13.
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