The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Cleveland Browns Sunday at Heinz Field in the 2014 regular season opener 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 – Jones made the roster as the third-string quarterback and this will be his 17th straight game that he is inactive. I would expect Jones to be inactive every week as long as Ben Roethlisberger and Bruce Gradkowski are both healthy.
Lance Moore – Moore, who was signed during the offseason as an unrestricted free agent, isn’t getting his career off to a great start in Pittsburgh as a groin injury resulted in him being ruled out for the game. Moore played a total of 20 snaps during the preseason.
Brice McCain – A groin injury suffered in the preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers has resulted in McCain being ruled out on the injury report this week. The Steelers claimed cornerback B.W. Webb off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys last Friday, so there’s a good chance he dresses and helps out Sunday on special teams with McCain down.
Martavis Bryant – A shoulder sprain suffered early against the Panthers has resulted in the Steelers fourth-round draft pick being ruled doubtful for the game on the injury report. With the Steelers currently having six wide receivers on their 53 man roster, Bryant will have a hard time getting a helmet for several weeks. Starting the season injured doesn’t help his cause.
Daniel McCullers – McCullers did great in making the final 53 man roster, but being as the team normally only dresses five defensive linemen, the rookie draft pick will more than likely be inactive to start the season.
Chris Hubbard – Hubbard surprisingly made the final 53 man roster but based on the numbers, the young guard should start the season off on the inactive list. The Steelers usually only dress seven offensive linemen for games.
Wesley Johnson – This spot will likely belong to either Johnson, one of two fifth-round draft picks this year, or Cody Wallace, who ended the week listed as questionable. Wallace reportedly is expecting to play after having a pin removed from his surgically repaired finger earlier in the week, so we have no reason to go against that.