The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Baltimore Ravens Saturday night at Heinz Field and below is a best guess as to what the inactive list will look like this week for the third dame of the season between these two teams. The official list of inactives will be announced 90 minutes before kickoff.
Le’Veon Bell – Bell was officially ruled out for the ravens game on the Friday injury report as he didn’t have enough time to overcome the right knee injury that he suffered last Sunday. Bell was able to get some work in on the exercise bike this past week but that was about it.
Landry Jones – Jones has been on the inactive list for two straight seasons and this will mark the first playoff game that he won’t dress for. Jones had an illness during the week but he should be healthy enough to handle a clipboard against the Ravens.
Clifton Geathers – Geathers has been on the 53 man roster for several weeks now but he’s yet to dress for a game as head coach mike Tomlin prefers to only suit up five defensive linemen.
Chris Hubbard – With all of the other offensive linemen on the Steelers 53 man roster fully healthy, Hubbard will once again watch a game in street clothes.
Ike Taylor – The last few inactives for the Ravens game are very hard to predict being as Bell is the only player that will definitely miss the game with an injury. While Taylor ended the week listed as probable, I have a feeling he might be inactive once again due to the way the secondary has been playing. If Taylor does wind up getting a helmet, I’d look for B.W. Webb to be sat down instead.
Michael Palmer – Palmer missed the game last week with a groin injury and while he does contribute some on special teams when he’s healthy, you have to wonder if the team will really need a third true tight end in this game. remember, Will Johnson can also play tight end in a pinch.
Darrius Heyward-Bey – This final inactive could go to a few different players as Lance Moore and even Ben Tate could be considered candidates to sit out Saturday night. Heyward-Bey only played one snap on offense last week and while he does help on special teams, I will guess he will be the final inactive. Are five wide receivers really needed for this game with Dri Archer surely to suit up?