The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Atlanta Falcons Sunday at the Georgia Dome 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.
Ike Taylor – It’s back to the inactive list for Taylor this week as he is listed as doubtful on the injury report with injuries to his shoulder and forearm. Taylor was very gimpy last Sunday and the team will obviously wait until he’s fully healthy before allowing him to return to the field. With Taylor down, B.W. Webb will likely get his helmet.
Chris Hubbard – With it looking like tackle Marcus Gilbert will be able to return this week, Hubbard will go back to the inactive list. Hubbard has been active the last two games with Gilbert sidelined with an ankle injury.
Justin Brown – Brown hasn’t dressed for several weeks and there’s no reason for him to dress Sunday against the Falcons.
Landry Jones – Jones remains the third quarterback and he’s yet to dress for a game since he was drafted.
Clifton Geathers – Geathers was inactive last week and there’s no reason to think that will change this week. The Steelers normally only dress five defensive linemen if at all possible and Geathers is just too new to the roster.
James Harrison – With Jarvis Jones and Ryan Shazier both back, Harrison might find it hard to get a helmet even when he’s healthy. He ended the week listed as questionable so it makes sense to hold him out again this week.
Dri Archer – Archer was a healthy scratch last week and I think there’s a good chance that we see that happen again on Sunday. Archer doesn’t contribute on special teams and that severely hurts his cause.