The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the New England Patriots Sunday at Gillette Stadium and below is a best guess as to what the inactive list will look like this week. The official list of inactives will be announced 90 minutes before kickoff.
Landry Jones – This will mark the eighth straight game that the rookie quarterback has been inactive and that should be surprising to absolutely nobody.
Markus Wheaton – Wheaton was able to return to practice this week on a limited basis, but is still not ready to play. He was ruled out for the game on Friday and the hope is he will be able to return next week. Wheaton broke his pinky finger against the Minnesota Vikings and has not played since.
Curtis Brown – Brown will be inactive for a third straight week as he was ruled out on the Friday injury report. He is not injured and the team has only said he has personal issues that he is dealing with.
David DeCastro – DeCastro injured his right ankle last week against the Oakland Raiders and was unable to practice all week. He was ruled out on the Friday injury report and so the Steelers will only dress seven offensive linemen against the Patriots.
Hebron Fangupo – Fangupo has been inactive for all but one game this season so it is easy to guess that he will be down again on Sunday.
Kion Wilson – Wilson was promoted from the practice squad prior to the game against the Raiders but was one of the seven inactives on Sunday. It would make sense that he would be down once again.
Chris Carter – Like Wilson, Carter was inactive last week. In my opinion, it will either be him or tight end Richard Gordon that will the final inactive. Gordon was not on the injury report at all this week, so one would think that he will dress for the first time since being signed a few weeks ago.